|Project by Brian Havens||posted 05-08-2013 09:26 PM||867 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
These two hollow forms are the result of my exploring the use of grain orientation. Both forms come from the same tree. In fact they come from the same piece of wood, adjacent to each other. Apart from having a difference in profile, they differ only in the orientation of the grain whilst turned. The first form was turned with the bottom of the form facing the pith of the tree and the top of the wood facing the bark. This resulted in the top of the form being sapwood and the grain lines being horizontal, flowing around the form. The second form was turned with one side facing the pith and the opposite side facing the bark, and with the axis (top to bottom) perpendicular to the log. This resulted in the sapwood being on one side of the form, and vertical grain lines on two sides and circular grain lines on the two other sides.
Wood: Red Ironbark Eucalyptus
Finish: Pre-cat lacquer
Crack: Filled with CA glue and coffee grinds
-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com