Friday, August 6, 2021

LOG PREPARATION

This is what I will be playing with today;  a large piece of Hickory.  It was also cut for firewood and given to Bill to use.  He hadn't used it and thought I might enjoy a new kind of wood to turn at the lathe!  Oh, yes, please!  It is the largest piece yet but needs some preparation before I can mount it on the lathe.
The wood has been outside so it needed some drying out.  It also need to have the bark removed so I have been chipping away the bark which has absorbed the rain like a sponge!  I will smooth the center of the flat side so that I can screw the faceplate in place which will then screw onto the lathe.  I also need to cut off the corners to on the bandsaw so that it will shape up a bit easier.  I am still working on enjoying every step of my projects...
 

3 comments:

  1. This one will be fun to watch as it goes through each process.

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  2. That's going to be a challenge! I have no idea what hickory looks like but it sounds like it would be beautiful. Maybe it's because I loved the book "Miss Hickory" when I was a kid and Miss Hickory was made of hickory with an acorn for a head. I still have a copy of it here that I read to Daughter.

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  3. It takes a lot of work to get something that looks so simple and beautiful

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