|Project by BobAnderton||posted 10-06-2013 09:45 PM||709 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
This is an open form mesquite vessel I made as the first thing trying out my new (used) Nova lathe. I turned it with the pith in the side of the piece, starting by using a screw chuck into the side of a branch. I didn’t have any trouble with it distorting as it dried or cracking through the pith, other than what was there when I turned it and stabilized with super glue. My intent was to have a ring of the white sapwood right around the opening, but that didn’t work out for me this time. Finished with Danish oil and Beall wood buff and carnuba wax.
-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw