|Project by Douglas Bordner||posted 02-14-2013 05:29 AM||1160 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
More from the treen bottle pursuit. This one utilizes an idea lifted from the prolific box-maker, teacher and author Doug Stowe. The lift was featured in a Fine Woodworking article several years back about teaching children woodworking in a school in his hometown of Eureka Springs, AR. I remembered it just in time to pull together the first observance of the special holiday for my wife. Chocolates and such to follow tomorrow.
The pull is turned with a cone shaped divot formed in the end grain and a heart shaped ovoid at the end of the pull. After turning, the facet is formed on a belt sander and refined with hand sanding.
The vessel wood is from salvaged trunk sections found at the wood dump after a big straight-line windstorm in Omaha about five years ago, and has been stored on the top plate of the shop wall since then with the end grain sealed with paint. I am not 100% sure of the species, but I believe it to be elm. The pull is mahogany given to me some years back by Dennis Zongker and were offcuts from his awesome cabinet shop. Trying to toss up any usable wood when you turn small items is practically impossible. I guess the chaos of my shop will never be tamed until after my estate sale, which I hope is many years hence.
Finish is Mylands High-Build Friction polish, inner lumen is 2 inches in circumference, 1.5 inches deep. Vessel height is around 3 inches, lid included with another 1.25˝ added by the pull.
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.