Monday, April 06, 2015

Black and White Ebony Bowl

Several years ago my wife gave me a 6" x 6" x 3" blank of Black and White Ebony as a present.  I didn't turn anything from it - every time I saw it in my wood stash I thought - "It's too expensive to just screw up."  I finally summoned up the courage to plunge ahead a couple of weeks ago, and here is the resulting turning.  It measures 5.5" diameter and is 2.5" high.  Presently it is unfinished.  I will probably just polish and wax since the grain is so tight and the surface so smooth.

Multi-function Screwdriver Handles

I've turned several handles for 4-way screwdrivers, which I intend to give as Christmas presents next December. The dark ones in the upper photo are East Indian Rosewood; the others are Zebrawood. Three of the five are turned on multiple axes, providing a more "grippable" handle shape.  In the lower photo the handles are turned from Figured Asian Satinwood.