Monday, March 12, 2012
Put a ring on it?
I had the day off today, the first weekday I've had off this year not due to illness (my own or my kid's). I spent most of it on the shop making 4 out of the 5 pieces seen here. These are the options for the support base for the 2 recent hollow forms.
Which do you prefer?
Option 1 - Box Elder Burl cup base. This is the piece in the upper left in the group photo.
Option 2 - square Box Elder Burl with natural edge. This is the top middle piece in the group photo.
Options 3 & 4 - Box Elder Burl solid wood rings. The 2 pieces on the right in the group photo.
Option 5 - Desert Ironwood solid wood ring. Bottom left in the group photo.
I also worked on this piece of Eucalyptus Burl. This piece was actually cored off the bottom of of a larger burl about a year ago. http://agoodturndaily.blogspot.com/2011/04/big-burls.html?m=0 I've had it kicking around the shop since then.
I wanted to do something different with the base, what I came up with is a small integrated ring. I had some issues vacuum chucking it with all of the voids so the bottom isn't quite as nice as I'd like but I'm still pretty happy with it. Now I have to figure out how to best get oil into all of those voids.
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