This is a pretty nice piece of Hawaiian Koa, and it's 12" wide and 5 " tall. Thereabouts anyway.
I decided to try routering this one to kind of replicate a crystal bowl. Below are some shot as I went along.
Finally the sanding part is done. The picture on the left is sanded and buffed. The one on the right has one coat of Danish Oil on it. I'll oil and buff it 2 or 3 more times.
Ok, this is a bit different. I've turned a few pens before, but not like these. Instead of wood I used aluminum. I started with a 5/8 inch round piece of 6016 aluminum and turned it on my wood lathe using my 1/2 inch bowl gouge. You can see a few more pictures on my Pen Turnings page.
Well I forgot to take some pictures of the laying out process, go figure. You can see the lines that were put on the turning though. I do this so I can check the spacing. All of the layout was done with my laptop hooked up to a stepper motor and a indexer program. Then I use my homemade router jig to cut the flutes. On this particular turning I used a 3/8" round nose bit set to 1/8" deep.
There it is. Sanded and ready to go in the Danish Oil. Once it's completely finished it will be posted on my Routed Turnings page. I gave this one the title of Fluten.
The Ku'oho Collection
Buffing and Danish oil finish
7 New Ku'ohos
Another Cook Pine Ku'oho
This one has started to spalt.
Ohia Ku 'oho
Ohia, to my understanding only grows on the islands of Hawaii. It's a very hard wood but does have a tendance to want to crack, needs to dry very slowly.
Cook Pine Ku 'oho
This is going to be part of a set for Jim in Delaware. There will be 7 types of Hawaiian woods
Milo Ku 'oho
Today I'm going to be starting a Ku 'oho for Jim in Delaware. So Jim I'll be posting pictures as I go with a little explanation. I might even do some video.
December 14, 2012 OK here's another attempt at making something a little different. I'm using Cook Pine and the piece that I have was cut about 2 weeks ago, so it's still real wet. It's 14 inches in diameter and 24 inches long. It should be kind of fun.
I just started this project this morning Dec. 3, 2012. I haven't decided on the finial design yet, but when I do you will see it here.