|Tim made this
as a tribute to the Cindy Drozda series of hollow vessels. He saw
her beautiful turnings and wanted to try a challenging
project. The wood base and finial is African
blackwood. The cap is Madrone burl and the main body is
Fiddleback Eucalyptus burl. The finish is french polish
(Shellac). The turning took two nights, while the finish took ten
nights. This piece has a perfect mirror finish on it.
Working with the shellac was a
challenge. First, Tim applied the shellac with an airbrush to
keep the orange
peeling to a minimum. Then he followed by wet sanding with micro
mesh up to 12000. The
next step was to use Meguires swirl remover. There are absolutely no
sanding marks left.
The proportions of this piece do not match the original
plan. The design was modified after the piece grew wings in
the final stages of turning.
This piece is not for sale.