Log Jam on the River

  • Advertise with us
Project by LSJ posted 02-23-2014 01:11 PM 1056 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this pierced hollow vessel for an art show. It is 4 ½” by 12 ½” walnut (the river) and hard maple (the log jam). It is my first attempt at piercing, but it will not be my last.
I came in second.

-- I like to turn

8 comments so far

View Bill's profile


395 posts in 1235 days

#1 posted 02-23-2014 02:02 PM

Congrats on this piece. I have one in process and really appreciate the work that went into it. Do you have any tips for getting this done?

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

18579 posts in 1424 days

#2 posted 02-23-2014 02:51 PM

Very awesome work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View PaulDoug's profile


842 posts in 790 days

#3 posted 02-23-2014 05:48 PM

Very nice. I love the piercings.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

View peteg's profile


3466 posts in 1909 days

#4 posted 02-23-2014 08:01 PM

congratulations on your placing, always great to try new directions, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

View LSJ's profile


74 posts in 2439 days

#5 posted 02-23-2014 09:48 PM

The main tip I have is to take your time and practice on a scrap piece. I had never pierced a piece before working on the vessel. Do not try to get fancy to start with, I would have been better off to just do the piercings and skip putting in the logs in between them and the outside. Sanding of the piercings was the biggest problem I had. In this case more would have been better, so the bigger area that you do gives you room to sand. I tried to use a rotary tool and burned the edges.

To me that burned area takes away from the piece, and is the reason I did not win. I am going to get a dienst tool next, the right tool for the job.

-- I like to turn

View Rick's profile


8287 posts in 2119 days

#6 posted 02-24-2014 12:20 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Great Workmanship! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

View lanwater's profile


3104 posts in 2020 days

#7 posted 02-24-2014 01:51 AM

This is awesome.

You did a fantastic job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

View redryder's profile


2332 posts in 2188 days

#8 posted 02-24-2014 06:58 AM

I don’t get it but I like the look.
There’s lots of things I don’t get….................

-- mike...............

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics