Day off and was doing a few bowls.....some just to fiinsih up and get them out of my shelf area......pictures are below......got bored and over did it on the pictures i guess but it was fun
First one is a salad bowl for a friend at work - still wet with lemon oil
Second - Salad bowl to sell later on - wet with lemon oil also
Third - Pine vase turned another way- really liked it but problems ill tell you about in a bit.........
Fourth - Same pine vase
Fifth - same different angle
Sixth - small pot - oil soaked for 3 days - submerged that is and now drying out.
Seventh - small vase type turning 3 coats of lemon oil, one coat of Danish and sitting and drying now.
My issue is with the pine turning and keeping the pith in it. I turned it and being so wet i roughed it out and put it in brown bags for a week.....it was very dried out with only a few cracks which i enhanced and filled with stone inlay.......put it on the lathe and trued up the tennon which didnt true up very well (friction chuck)......anyway sanded the outside fine but trying to sand the inside was impossible.....no way would i put my hand in there due to the sharp natural edges etc.....but was able to ruff sand it with a extension and hook and loop ......not to great of a sanding on the interior.......so i torched it and sanded down a little bit....then started to finish it with oil which does look pretty good at the moment........it will come out ok but i think there is a better way...........comments ??
I should have maybe just waited until the wood was dryer and finished turned it in one session and let it dry out good and hand finish.....guess thats one option.............Thanks Dan
Ohhhhhh yah and turning freshly cut pine especially this way you get a lot of tear out no matter how sharp your tools are.....my experience anyway......