Here’s a small Ash vase that I recently turned. It is about 5″ tall, 3 1/2″ in diameter at its widest and an 1 3/4″ at its base.
The grain has been accentuated with the red of the Tripoli powder from the Beall Buffing System getting into the pores of the wood. I was concerned with this at first but then realized that it added a becoming feature. I never noticed this effect on other pieces of Ash that I have used the Beall on. Perhaps it was only because this piece of Ash was so white. This is certainly something to watch out for in the future when working with light colored woods.
Here’s another photo of the vase, this time looking down at the top:
I enjoyed the shape of the vase but it did end up with a bit thicker wall thickness than I wanted. I guess I was just a bit shy after blowing the sides out of the two previous pieces. 🙂
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