|Project by J||posted 02-01-2014 11:09 PM||1121 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This is my second hollow turning – spalted maple – I have most certainly developed a love hate relationship for this wood. It looks so nice when finished, but the tear-out and different hardness of the wood present some challenges.
Blanked while green, finished turning after drying
6” wide x 5” deep 3/8” wall thickness
Finished with paste wax
I cut the blank for this wood several months ago so it was turned dry, but the real story is after I had turned it and sanded to 220 grit I dropped another blank onto this nearly finished vessel. The lip spilt on its way out of the chuck and several large cracks formed up the sides. I was able to glue everything back together, except there is a small chip gone from the bottom ring.
Aside from the near disaster end the seeming endless sanding I feel that I have learned quite a bit about turning, set-ups, sharpening, etc..
Thanks to the wood turners here on LJ’s, without their shared wisdom I feel my learning curve would be much more painful.