Well spent the day turning a bit and sorting out some wood that another turner had sold me cheaply. Thought I hit a large load of great turning wood but some of it was not worth the effort. Then again, some of it was...............So I thought I would post a bunch of pictures of the days screwing around to show everyone............nothing special.......
Picture 1-2 - Calif buckeye - turned the tenon 3 times and becasue of the rotten parts to it I could not keep a strong tenon to turn. So, off to the scrap pile and I hate that because its great wood when finished.
Picture 3 - a root ball that I was anxious to turn and the tenon held really well. Its a very strong dryed pc of wood - not sure what kind - as i began to turn it a large chunk came right out the middle making it useless to use.
Picture 4 and 9 - One that was turned and looked white and bland so I dyed it and started the finish - Olive wood - very nice and very easy to cut.
Picture 5 - Myrtle wood - has alot of grey streaks in the wood and still very green and cut easy enough - left it on the lathe and got called away on return it cracked in a couple spots. I repaired the very thin cracks with epoxy so im hoping it will clean up nice - very different grain pattern
Picture 6 -7 - Olive wood turnings - sitting and waiting for the oil to dry
Picture 8 - group shot of the 3
Picture 10 - A pc of some type of burl that held and was turned - leaving some of the burl intentionally for a ruff/ancient type of look - nicer in real life the photo does not do the wood justice - very nice wood grain and swirls in it all over - inclusions and stalagtite type wood points sticking out.....wish I had more of it............