Monday, December 28, 2020

Some Sunshine Warmed Me Up

I was able to spend a little time at the lathe yesterday afternoon 
while Bill took a deep nap. 
 I removed all of the blankets from the plants
 I tried saving with mixed results.  
So what am I making? 
 No, it is not a horn!
It's a twig vase! 
( I have purchased glass vials to glue inside
 so the vase can hold water to use it for a bud vase, too.)
I received the full array of sanding grits and couldn't wait to put them to use.
What a difference! 
 The smooth surface is beyond what I was able to achieve before!
I sure am learning that the finishing touches 
take as long as it does to turn the item!
Sanding sealer has been applied
 and today, I will sand and polish throughout the day 
until I have a deep sheen to show off the grain of this camphor branch. 


  1. What a sweet little vase!

  2. That one looks a bit trickier than the bowls. It will make a beautiful vase.

  3. You’ll be a master of the lathe in no time. The vase is a beauty.

  4. That is beautiful! You are making the most unusual things. I never would have thought of a wooden vase.

  5. You've really brought out the wonderful grain of this wood. It's going to look fantastic with flower-buds or twigs in.

  6. Gosh that is absolutely beautiful :) Well done!


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