Hobby: woodturning. I forgot to take pictures of what I turned on Wednesday so here are the two pieces of pin oak that I fought with this morning. Although these pieces are still wet wood, it was giving me trouble even with freshly sharpened tools.
-2: half of a log on the left, first step in shaping the outside of a natural edge bowl on the right. So the center of the log becomes the bottom. Hopefully this picture shows you the perspective I have been trying to explain for natural edge pieces.
: ~2.5-3" tenon (little piece that will hold the bowl as I turn the center, and either be removed or turned into the foot of the bowl.) #4
,5,6: in the scroll chuck(silver) on the lathe.
: cracks that may turn this piece into firewood. Once a piece of wood is cut you must retard the rate of drying to prevent cracking, by wrapping in plastic or waxing end grain, etc. This piece should have been turned last week when it was split...... The options now are to turn this piece smaller and end up with a circular bowl or to cut the ends off and end up with a narrower rectangle. Option #2
is my choice. Currently, I have though turned and waxed this piece and left it to dry completely, praying the cracks do not continue to grow.
: top of the roughed out bowl.
-10: small salt box, I drilled the first set of holes before parting off the top. Then I hollowed out the inside without thinking and cut the holes off so I redrilled the two pieces, held together with tape. I will use little rare Earth magnets to facilitate closure and a small brass pin for the pivot point. #southsuburbanwoodturnersdemotrial
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