Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Not all of my projects are huge. Really they aren't. It just may seem that way to some of you who have been reading about my furniture restorations. Here is one of my latest small projects. I had some scrap wood going to waste and I decided to turn my own easter eggs on a lathe.
Some were pretty big, about 4 or 5 inches long. Others were about the size of a real, medium, chicken egg. I used a variety of woods, including yellow pine and oak. There was no rhyme or reason for the types of woods. It is just what I had available. I do though love the variances you get in color shades and grain patterns. The large one shown is pine. The 2 smaller ones are oak.
Here are a few in an old wooden bowl that I also hand-turned on a lathe. I have plans to eventually use the bowl for a wood carving project. I may experiment with some faux finishes on the eggs in a day or 2. I will let you all know how that goes. Hope you are all having a great St. Pats Day!