Here's another small turning. It's 2 1/2 in. tall and about the same at it's largest diameter. I used a piece of riftsawn ash, turning the vessel like a bowl so that the grain would wrap around the outside in nice, clean lines. I love the sweep of the grain. I painted the inside with a custom milk paint mixed from snow white and pumpkin milk paints. It's mostly white with a hint of the pumpkin to create the nice pastel color.
I've just about finished my next box. It's been near completion for a while now, but I haven't had a chance to finish it because my mom died after a long battle with a brain tumor. (I've been back home in Florida twice in the last month.) I'll have it up next week. And I have some great boxes planned for the next several.
This looks like a hollow vessel, and I guess it really is. But it was turned with the blank oriented like a bowl, not like a spindle. So, I'm calling it a bowl. The ash I used is from the same stack as the small vessel, and the first bowl. (Maybe I should just call all of them turnings.) All of the ash in that stack was given to me by the owner of a local woodworking school. It's a bunch of small offcuts leftover after a celebrity woodworker came to town to help students make bench. I like the shape of this bowl. I like the grain. And I like the blue stripe. It's small, about 3 1/2 in. dia. by 2 1/2 in. tall.
By the way, no box this week either. I've had a very busy two weeks outside of the shop, but I'll have a new box up next week.
This is a little guy. It's about 3 in. tall and 2 1/2 in. at the widest diameter. I finished it with a very light cut of shellac and then wax. The grain accentuates the form of the vessel so well that I just couldn't bring myself to paint over it as I had originally planned to do. And that's all I have to say about that.
One more thing: I plan to start posting more of my turnings and furniture, but with very few words. They'll be photo tours, so to speak.
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