Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Day 126: Decisions decisions

I decided to work on a piece I intend to burn tonight.  I've had this piece of Mesquite on the shelf for quite a while and never really found the right project for it.

I shaped the outside tonight and I'm really happy with the shape and the grain.  There's a ring of sapwood around the opening and it has a fair amount of very fine curl.

But now I'm torn.  I think the combination of the shape and the grain make this piece too nice to experiment with.  I think I'm going to have to find another piece of wood to try my burning on.


  1. Jason,
    I spent the majority of my day today going through your entire blog (things are real slow at work this week). I discovered the link yesterday on the club website and boy am I glad I did. I feel as though I have a good handle on the basics and seeing some of what you're doing has really motivated me to try new things. I look forward to following your blog and really hope that you keep it going man. You have an amazing gift brother.

  2. Hi Jeff, Glad you're enjoying it. It's not always easy to find the time to turn, let alone blog about it too so it's nice to get some positive feedback. It motivates me to keep it going.

    I'd love to see some of your work sometime and if you're interested in a visit my shop is open pretty much any evening. My email is on the club website.