Made my first turned box earlier this year, about Feb-Mar 2011. The impetus was having time for new projects after retirement. I made about a half-dozen pieces before we went on my retirement present–a month long trip to Italy. Had a great time…
In July, we hosted Kip and Kim Christensen, and Kip demoed before our Honolulu Woodturner’s club. From his demo on boxes, I picked up several techniques–chatter work, inlay, reveal at the join line, and a bead at the base. He is an excellent teacher and demonstrator. I try to incorporate his methods whenever I can.
Woods: (l to r) Milo, Formosan Koa, Milo
Woods: Kamani, Lychee, Longan
Woods: Longan, Cocobolo, Longan
Woods: Pheasantwood (Argentium silver inlay), Norfolok/Cook Pine, Milo.