Saturday, July 10, 2010
Day 327: Making lemonade
While hollowing I cut through the upper portion, meaning my hollow form went from an opening of 1" to an opening closer to 4" Not what I had in mind when I started working on it.
Speaking of Ironwood I made a trip today to one of my favorite local retailers for some sandapaper and decided to check their stock of Desert Ironwood cutoffs and blanks. They're sold by the pound and being so dense Desert Ironwood can get rather pricy. I was pleasantly surprised by both the quality and the quantity. My $20 sandpaper purchase ballooned to well over $100 with the addition of a pile of Desert Ironwood pieces along with some other blanks. Nobody ever said woodturning is cheap.