Turning Archive 2005

Not your everyday "brown bowl"

Al Crandall--NE of Indy--
>This is my latest turning. It is mostly from birch and was turned in faceplate orientation. It has been disected with other power tools and carefully re-assembled. While in faceplate orientation holes were bored to a tolerance of +.002/-.000 using a boring head in my tailstock. It was pierced using both stationary and hand held power tools, and items of plated metals were added to enhance functionality. Two loose fitting hollow finials of walnut complete this multifaceted turning. Very little hand carving was done to this piece, and none of the carving encroached on the turning part. No finish has been applied yet but I'm thinking some artistic application of an opaque paint might benefit some areas.

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