Monday, April 3, 2017

Curly Redwood







Curly Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens).


I have several of these Redwood planks lying around the shop; for years. They are two inches thick and range from 12 to 14 inches wide.  Being shut in for the weekend I decided to turn a couple of platters.  I started with a face plate; turned the back and bottom and do all the sanding because your won't be able to go back.  Then I used a 6 inch vacuum cup to hold the platter and finished the inside.


Second platter.


Side view, they are only about 1 3/4 inches thick.

Redwood varies in color from dark red / brown to an light brown as you seen in the photo.  I alway start with a heavy coat of spar varnish; apply heavy and wipe off after a few minutes it seals the wood and brings out color and depth.

Anybody have any wood they want to trade?














2 comments:

  1. Wow, Great Work!I want to buy Curly Redwood.

    Wood Carving

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  2. I have a lot of curly redwood I would sell, but would rather trade. S

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