I'm back tonight to post a few recent turnings that I turned from wet willow wood. Very white wood.It tells you right away if your tools are dull, cuts get fuzzy. Turned these about a month ago and haven't turned much since being in the hospital for a while. Funny thing about that hospital, they wouldn't even consider letting me bring my lathe in there with me. .Anyways here are the turnings. 1. The first turning is of a small vase turned from wet willow, and immmediately sealed with satin poly varnish to prevent cracking. Forget how many coats I used. Notice how the substrate changed color from this varnish.It's approx 7" high.
2.This little bugger is about 41/2" high and turned from the very same wet willow as the first turning.Only difference here is I used several coats of water based varnish to seal the wood from cracking,substrate stayed white I never wait for wood to dry. Life is too short to be waiting for a piece of wood to dry, my opinion only of course.
3.Once again wet willow wood used to turn this 7"bud vase and water based var to do the sealing for me. I know a few of you guys saw these turnings already and I will look forward to seeing what you other guys think. Mitch