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.
The outside of the log has been turned showing the final profile.
A steady rest is used to support the vase while removing the inside.
The pile of wood chips created by turning this piece. Approximately 125 gallons of wood chips were created in turning this one piece.
Next I apply several coats of linseed oil to the vase. This particular piece soaked up almost one gallon of linseed oil.
The final vase.
Sycamore: 16″ x 31″ (41cm x 79cm)