I was the lucky one chosen (the only volunteer) by the other members of my woodturning club, Western Mountain Woodturners, to make something to send to Minnesota for the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) annual symposium in June of this year. This is the 25th anniversary of the AAW and they asked each chapter to turn something for the symposium. The AAW is hoping to get something from each club/chapter. I think that there are something like 225 clubs/chapters world wide so it should be an unbelievable display of turnings.
I decided that I would use the opportunity to stretch my turning skills, teach myself something new and turn something that I've wanted to do but have never done before. I've admired the work of Binh Pho from Chicago for quite a few years now. So I choose to incorporate some of what he does with his work into my design. What is pictured here is the start of my creation.
Well I will be back in a few days with more pictures of the process. So keep your fingers crossed that all goes well.