A couple of turnings

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Project by Darell posted 04-01-2015 11:15 PM 1432 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This first piece is a “I”m not going to throw that wood away” project. It’s turned from a 2” thick center piece of pecan that contains the pith of the log. It has been laying around the shop for a few years and I got tired of moving it around so I stuck it on the lathe to see what I could do with it. It was warped, twisted and cupped. I didn’t true up any of it except to the point where I could mount it on a screw chuck. Because I didn’t true it up all of the corners turned out different. Some thick and some thin and jagged. So, I sanded off just enough of the corners to get rid of the thin edges. None of the corners are the same. I figured since the whole thing was whopper-jawed why try to make it look even? The bark was still attached so I tried using thin CA on the bark to keep it in place but it didn’t work out. Too bad. Finished with General Finishes wipe on poly and buffed with white diamond and carnuba wax. It is 10” long, 9” on the widest end, 8 3/8” on the narrow end and 1 1/8” high.

The second piece is a goblet or chalice turned from spalted maple. It is 5” tall and 3 3/4” wide. Not to bad for a first effort. Finished with Mylands. I really like the spalted maple.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#1 posted 04-16-2015 04:35 AM

Hey, some really nice turnings. I love the spalted wood!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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