|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-24-2013 04:20 PM||1028 views||3 times favorited||21 comments|
Peteg, this is my response to the challenge in the following blog
The hollow vessel is suspended by the ring but I turned it so that it just touched on the point at the same time so it will not move in its hanger. The cup is Pistachio wood and much harder to carve than walnut. I had a hard time finding any from the scraps I have that would be big enough with having cracks running through it.
I drilled 5 holes in each side to carve to because I am no carver and need a target!! The last shot shows my set up in the lathe.
The base is a maple rosette that I made in ‘09 on a Rose engine that was made by George Armstrong from our guild and being demonstrated at the guild meeting. I had that laying on the bench and thought it would be a perfect accent for my challenge piece. I cut the rosette in half on the band saw and detailed the bottom in the wood lathe. There was another rosette on the bottom and I’ll use it in a few years too!
Pete, I hope you like the design I used on this one. I had several but the pistachio wood was not big enough to do the other designs.
The holder and hollow vessel are finished with EEE and Shellawax. The base is finished with clear lacquer.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!