|Project by Thomas Porter||posted 04-05-2007 06:38 AM||1719 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
I’m not that fantastic on the lathe yet, but I’m having fun learning. I made this little flower vase out of a piece of mulberry I milled from a tree I cut down in my yard. I had never seen it used before, but it’s a really neat wood. Medium to hard density, very colorful, and smells interesting when you turn it. I’m glad I milled all of the wood into lumber. I have to figure out more to make with it. You’ll notice the inside is black. That’s a piece of black acrylic pipe I found that I melted at the end and pressed into the piece. It makes it water-tight. This isn’t that nice a piece – I just thought I’d put it up to show the mullberry.
-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ, www.thomasporter.com