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B Log Piles
Two logs sections for a matched pair of shades that will go over a dining room table
I use a chain saw to trim off the corners of the log. Mainly this is useful because it gives me an early glimpse inside of the log so I can see if there are features that should be emphasized, or defects that can be avoided
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Using an electric hoist to move the heavy log piece on to the lathe
Turning a shade. The dark band around the edge is the bark surface of the log
Hand-held turning gouge during the "roughing out" stage where I am getting the piece in to a round shape
Trueing up the face of the piece, and beginning to hollow in
Starting to refine the shape, which will be a Bell profile.
Now it is getting quite thin, and I am using a light on the outside of the shade while I am carving on the inside. This allows me to get very even translucency
Notice that I have all the window shades pulled down, and the lights off.
I am pulling the cutter towards me. So the right half of the thin area is brigher than the left half, because I have just carved off a tiny bit more of the wood
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First look at the shade in it's final shape and translucency. An exciting moment every time!