Issue: Issue 296
Posted Date: 3/6/2012
Recently I came across a video on Youtube about turning flowers on the lathe. The guy stated that the project came from an old magazine, so he demonstrated it on the video. I saw it and turned my own.
I turned the flowers out of different exotic and domestic hardwoods. Then turned the interior Bulbs from other different hardwoods. The vase was my own turning, it was done from a piece of Kiln dried Alabama Pecan that my father and I cut on our sawmill about three to four years ago. The reason for making this little project was a Valentines gift for my fiancee, I know women love flowers on that holiday, the only thing is that even though the flowers are pretty, they die a couple days later, hence this little project, Now she has flowers that will always be in bloom.
- Mark Culver