|Project by Mark||posted 04-19-2013 09:24 PM||3990 views||0 times favorited||22 comments|
I just got some hickory logs and so I started on a vase today. It was going to be a gift for my nieces wedding. I had the vase hollowed out 14 inches deep, sanded to 400 grit on the outside and started to sand the inside with a homemade sanding tool that could sand the inside with the lathe running (the head spins on a bearing). I was at 120 grit when the tool handle broke at the head and blow the 90% completed vase apart. Big time bummer of a day.
Moral of the story is that sometimes homemade tools cost you a full day of turning if they break. This tool actually worked well till it failed. I got this tool from someone else and will make a new handle out of hickory, rather than the pine this handle was made from.
I know that this forum is for completed projects. This is my first attempt at what I call this project, hickory smoking fuel ” firewood”.
-- Mark clio,mi ..making wood talk is fun