Amazingly enough, the shear scraper tip on the multi tool worked pretty good. Made it easy to ever so gently tweak the surface.
I had some serious issues with tear out when I was trying to part off the bottom, and some tear out on the hole. So basically the bottom is narrower than I was shooting for, and the hole is a bit wider.
I did a test using my old method of sanding, and it left some serious lattitudinal scratches. The sanding disk and drill did a great job of cleaning them up.
Redwood is kind of funny. Even though it is very dry and pretty soft, once its turned the different rings of wood seem to move in different ways. Hard to explain, but the lighter areas seem to 'collapse' a bit. Gives it an interesting texture.
The sander worked pretty well too remove any scratches.
The only downside is I handed it to my wife and she said 'What is it?'. I told her it was a hollow form and she said, 'What am I supposed to do with it? Put it on a shelf and dust it?'
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