In my last video I used a sucker I had pruned from a hazelnut tree. Now, I’m continuing with the same wood, just higher up. This is a natural edge box. What is natural edge? Natural edge is where the wood’s bark is incorporated as a feature in the turning. In this case, the bark is the entire outside of the box.
However, because the wood is such a small diameter I had to figure out how to mount it to my lathe. Rather than using scrap wood, I used walnut as an additional feature of the box.
The box is over 3 inches tall and about 1 1/2 inch in diameter finished with shellac. The lid’s interior is 1″ diameter. The base’s interior is 7/8″ diameter.
- Prepare the body then part off the lid portion.
- Hollow the lid.
- Fit the lid to a tenon on the base.
- Using the base as a jamb chuck, finish the lid.
- Hollow the base
- Mount the base to a jamb chuck and finish the base.