Gathering Driftwood from a recent visit to the Beach at Talacre. Found a great piece of wood for beginner woodturning projects, possibly ash? I took it home and cut it in half and left it for a few weeks.
Mounted it into the lathe using the chuck faceplate it was fairly uneven so rather than use the drive and prongs went with this method.
I used a really sharp bowl gouge to take off some timber then switched to my homemade carbide chisel. I rough shaped it and then finished it off with a old sanding belt ive got lying around.
Added Lichtenberg figures using the MOT, it took a while and many soakings to get it to burn. I would have thought with it having spent time in the sea it would be saturated with salts but it doesnt appear to be the case and i had to do numerous wettings, getting it to travel up the neck was quite a challenge.
Drilled it out and inserted a test tube so i can put an actual live flower in it with water to keep fresh.
No splitting or cracking yet although it was about 6 months from going to the beach and actually getting it onto the lathe.
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