Monday, October 5, 2009


Finished three "pipes" in oriental elm today. The tallest one is about 18 inches. The tops are carved to follow the grain of the wood. They were turned green and allowed to move as much as they liked, which they did.
I posted some of these in an earlier blog post which explains a bit about the process of making these. They are fun to do but I always worry about making too much of a particular item as I do not want to be "stuck" with an armload of woodturnings. My house is already creaking at the seams with stored wood never mind stored turnings.

1 comment:

  1. John, these are great! How thin do you turn them? I tried some with fresh cut oak, but they didn't move much. I left them about 1/4" thick.