The daily woodturning blog.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Day 79: success
I decided tonight that I've played enough with the multi axis stuff and that it was time to put my lessons learned into action. This piece is the result, a 3 sided box with a twist out of Burmese Rosewood.
Open view. In hindsight I could have made the interior a little larger but the inside is turned before the outside and I didn't want to ruin this one so I played it a bit safe. It doesn't have any finish at this point and only minimal sanding. A quick coat of oil will really bring out the grain.
Top view, clearly showing the triangular shape that is the result of the box being turned on 3 centers. Technically the box was turned on 4 centers, 3 to create the triangular shape and the twisted exterior and the "true" center that was used to hollow the box as well as finish both the top and the bottom.