Monday, November 2, 2009

Day 76: A new hope

I've had this piece of Carob for almost a year and it was probably cut and dried for a couple of years before that.  It's not a very pretty piece but it looks to have potential.

 Here's the same blank, rotated 90 degrees from the previous photo, mounted between centers and spinning around 500 RPMs.  If you look carefully you can see the "shadow" in the upper right hand corner of the blank, this is one of the spots where the blank is out of round.

The rough outside shape has been formed, a hole drilled down the center and I've started the hollowing process.  The outside shape will be further refined as the hollowing continues.  I plan for it to have a 2 1/2 - 3" base.

The blank has several deep checks, they will need to be filled, probably with turquoise.

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