Creating a Large Sycamore Vase

A sycamore log has been mounted on the lathe and is ready for turning. The log has been mounted using face plate with 3″ screws. A live center helps support the other end.

Creating a large sycamore vase.

The outside of the log has been turned showing the final profile.

Creating a large sycamore vase. Outside turned.

A steady rest is used to support the vase while removing the inside.

Creating a large sycamore vase. Removing the inside. Steady rest.

The pile of wood chips created by turning this piece. Approximately 125 gallons of wood chips were created in turning this one piece.

Creating a large sycamore vase. The final piece along with the pile of wood chips created by turning it.

Next I apply several coats of linseed oil to the vase. This particular piece soaked up almost one gallon of linseed oil.

Applying linseed oil to a large sycamore vase.

The final vase.

The completed sycamore vase.

Sycamore: 16″ x 31″ (41cm x 79cm)

 

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