Haven't spun my Griz in about three months.
This is an 'in progress' project. Very lonesome just waiting to be made into something that (hopefully) will be beautiful.
It will be a chalice for a relief carving to be hung in my church. The carving will be partly a turning also.
The clunky square blocks at the end are so I can cut the chalice in half, down the center, after the turning is finished.
It will then be glued to the board with a host and some heavenly rays for effect. I haven't done much carving for a long time and hope the finished product is as nice as I am visualizing.
BTW, reason I haven't worked in my shop for a while is because of the rotator cuff (shoulder) surgery I had. Recovery and therapy is coming along great. I have excellent range of motion and am still pain free. Two more weeks and I can begin strength exercises. The lathe is still forbidden.