Monday, April 3, 2017
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.
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?