I have a few days off and wanted to get a couple things done in the garage and decided to first turn some wood that a relative brought me from oregon (Alder and Mrytle) - never turned either before. So, i put one of the pc in the chuck and turned it and hollowed it. However, because I left the foot with a rough diameter more than usual I had to turn it down last to its final diameter. So, I used the laser to determine the thickness at that depth in the vessel and it appeared to be ok with plenty of thickness. I gently trimmed away the rough part of the foot. Still there was a bump in the wood at the very bottom so I decided to sand the bump down to the final form.................Guess who didn't the thickness that he thought he had to sand that bump out??
See Pictures 1-5
So there went 1/2 the day - so i decided to cut up some burl and root wood I had. The pc in the pictures (6-7) shows a burl pc that someone gave me that has been sitting around I just never got around to prep'ing it. It has a chain saw cut in it so I had to cut it down the middle - then just cut them round and set them to the side.......they are totally dried out but should make a interesting pc. Ill probably try one of them today and post pic