September Turning Challenge -- Turn a Candlestick
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Turning of the Week -- September 13, 2021
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Made this teapot a year ago, colored and pyrographed a design over the body and lid, did not like it, sanded it all off, and put it on the shelf waiting for inspiration.
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Picked it up a week ago and had another attempt with a different design. Turned from Pear...
Bradford pear, spalted and some curly figure. 5.5x 3.5. It is hollowed through the 3/8 opening. Practicing with smaller openings. I could not measure the thickness of the wall, but judging by weight, I think it is fairly thin. Finish is Waterlox. Criticism or comments are welcome.
Pear Box with Black Walnut Finial. 3 1/2" w. x 6" h.
My first experiment with trying a cross grain box. I can understand now, why most boxes are turned end grain. Even though this beautiful piece of wood was thoroughly dry, it still moved and warped slightly and the lid needed some...
Collaborative piece for Bill and Denise Tilson by Bill and Diane. The wood is Bradford Pear harvested 1-1/2 years ago, rough turned cored, sealed, bagged and dried. They were finish turned last month and sanded through 400 grit with sealer between coats. The Blackwood piece was turned and...
Inspired by Frank Penta at a workshop,I discovered that these birdhouses are extremely fun and easy to turn. The double perch birdhouse is apple wood, while the single perch house is bradford pear. I used Deft lacquer spray finish especially as the natural bark is rough and would be hard to...
2.75"x9.5", Pear & Honey Locust. Dyed and painted.
The foot & leaf stem is turned from pear while the flower was turned from honey locust then inserted. Carving done with rotary tools. Relieved grain achieved using 3M radial bristle wheels.
All comments welcome!
Open form in pear with faint concentric circular swirls on interior suggestive of a Lorentz Attractor phase-space trajectory.
High Resolution Image of Interior: http://www.lathescapes.com/HiResImages/LorentzAttractor2.JPG
Base Diameter: 1 3/4"
Height: 3 3/4"
Max Diameter at...
I used some stock left over from other projects to turn this woodworker's mallet. The handle is walnut with a very distinct demarkation line between the heart and sap woods. It extends into the head about 2 1/2" and is attached with 2-part epoxy. The head is pear.