Saturday, November 7, 2009
Day 81: Making jam
I spent the morning out at Boyce Thompson Arboretum on a tree identification walk. We hit about 30 different trees that woodturners in the Phoenix metro area may come across including Carob, African Sumac, Palo Verde, Desert Ironwood, Olive, and many of the various Mesquite and Acacia varieties.
Tonight I decided to make a handful of jam chuck blanks as I noticed I was running low the other night. Here the blank has been mounted between centers, turned down to a cylinder, a tenon cut on one end for the chuck, and the other and has been faced.
The top 2 are Ficus, the bottom 3 are Box Elder.