Wood Turning There Are Many Skills And Techniques Involved In Woodturning Skill With The Tools And An Eye For Design Are The First Two That Come To Mind In Addition To Acquiring These Skills And Techniques There Is Often A Quest For The Most Extravagant Piece Of Wood However There Are Other Ways Of Embellishing Pieces Whether It Be Filling Voids Or Cracks In A Contrasting Manner Or Deliberately Adding Colour And Texture The Methods Are As Varied As Your Imagination
Wood turning there are many skills and techniques involved in woodturning skill with the tools and an eye for design are the first two that come to mind in addition to acquiring these skills and techniques there is often a quest for the most extravagant piece of wood however there are other ways of embellishing pieces whether it be filling voids or cracks in a contrasting manner or deliberately adding colour and texture the methods are as varied as your imagination is article about Magazine bookmarked by mike with ID 14266644782 was uploaded on 12-03-2019 and has been viewed 22,303 times.
A Marriage of Textures A new way of achieving stunning results is by using colored sand.Sand used for this purpose, comes in four colours, as shown in the platters, two colours per platter.To achieve this effect we turned the platter and then cut grooves in the rim to accept the sand.
First let's look at the turning and then the technique of applying the sand.The platter is a piece of maple, 1 1/2' thick by 16' in diameter.There is a flat face on the piece, making it easy to use a scr*w chuck.
I have a 1/2' worm screw, so I drilled a 3/8' pilot hole and fed the piece onto the chuck as shown in photo #1.The outside cut is shown in photo #2.I used a 3/8' bowl gouge.Note: Use your body behind the gouge to push - this will give you more control of the gouge in addition to absorbing vibration into your body.
You will also note on this particular project that it is turned on the outboard side of the lathe.This allows you to push with your body behind the gouge at all times.Not everybody will have outboard capacity, so there...