Well, this was probably my last chance to get anything done on my lathe until the fall or winter. My small business keeps me really busy this time of year but here are a few shots of my latest creations.
I hope you like them.
This is a spalted maple plate about 10" in diameter. The maple is at about the softest that I have ever turned. It is finished with bees wax and mineral oil. I was lucky enough to find a buyer for it.
This one I think is even more interesting. I was given a bias cut slab of maple. Most of it was badly cracked especially around the pith but I was able to get a few small blanks. Not the growth rings which are at about 45 degrees to the face of the bowl. It is a small bowl only about 4.5 inches wide and 2.5 high but the pattern of growth rings makes it, in my mind, at least a really special bowl.