Sure, I just had to take more pics.The base is made from one peice 10" x 2". The top is 2 laminated peices 7"sq I alternated the grain. And the finial is a pen blank I had laying around,It was the easiest part.1/16" dia on the stem. deft laquer finish.The proportions between every element are exquisite, a lot of thinking went into making this piece. Did you make the finial using wenge as well? Could you share a picture of the box open?
I think I found it! In fact, I think I watched this about a year ago.... Clewes is an absolute wood wizard! I love that guy, and how he turns. I think he's my top turner...I've learned more about gouge technique from him than anyone. I think Kent Weakley comes in a very close second to Clewes, but Clewes' humor is just awesome.I learned it from Jimmy Clewes when he did a demo in Lincoln. He has a video on youtube if you want to see how it's done.
It certainly did soak up the finish. I used about a can and a half of Deft gloss spray lacquer. It's a lot darker without the flash from the cameraThat's beautiful Dale! It does indeed look and sound like it required great care (ie. a pain), but you certainly did it well. What did you use for finish? Seems like a lot of finishes soak in cause the grain to lose that beautiful contrast. As far as pens go, CA makes it look almost black.
Wow. There's just something about those softer growth rings. I'm sure it looks good even in a more natural light. Darker would suit that design just as well.It certainly did soak up the finish. I used about a can and a half of Deft gloss spray lacquer. It's a lot darker without the flash from the camera