|Project by scrappy||posted 12-19-2013 01:54 AM||1112 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
This is a piece of wood given to me by a friend at work. It was fire wood. I kind of think it should have stayed fire wood. hahaha
Most of you know, I work with some UGLY wood. I like a challenge and the character that comes from holey knotty wormy wood.
This is the driest, most cracked, rottenest, wormiest piece of wood I have ever had the challenge to turn.
And boy what a challenge!
During the turning, had to stop 5 separate times to glue chunks of this back onto the blank! It just kept blowing off. haha Don’t know why I didn’t give up, just stubborn I guess.
All finished and ready to give back to my friend. Now I am very glad I got it turned.
Sure they will be happy with the outcome.
It is made from “red core”? Never heard of it. Comes from California. 2 1/4 diam X 4 1/2 tall. Did NOT hollow it. (only the top 1 inch. for looks.) Wanted to keep that great cave look to the big cavity in the side. Finished with spray lacquer.
Please leave all comments and suggestions. Thanks for looking.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!