Having successfully burned out my Dremel, I went for the cordless drill as well as my chisels. Judging by the amount of wood i still had to go through, I’d have likely killed another dremel in the process! I guess they are made for lots of different jobs, not so much hogging off wood for extended periods. I’ll definately be looking into those carving tools Dick suggested.
Didn’t take too long to get all three legs liberated from each other, was tricky with the “candy cane” spiral they made.
Following the cracks in the twist of the grain for strength – and a challenge!
Why am I making a three legged lamp out of one piece of twisted wood? What the muse wants, the muse gets. I’m still letting the project dictate itself, by mostly making things up as I go, but I am getting a clearer picture of what the end product will be. which is good, because I was hit with some ideas for a couple of new lamps in the car today.
Next up, gotta make the steam box. Thanks to all the comments on the first post (which is really the third part in the series) I know what I’ve gotta do, but first a run out to the plumbing dept at the Big Box.