I had my first boot full of wood from the Bissell Show Grounds, where owner Neville was even kind enough to use his small Suzuki jeep to haul the logs out of the woods. It was alder, which, as it turns out, is not an ideal wood for turning. However, it has provided me with some very good practice pieces, and I even managed to make a few nice finished items from it (and I still have some left).
These two candlesticks were made from that alder, and I gave them to Neville as a present, thanking him for the wood. Coloured with black stain, and finished with varnish, then finally capped with rings of stainless steel at the bottom and the top.
Sorry, not for sale, but I can certainly make some more, since this is my own design.
|Finish||Stain and PU varnish|