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Bamboo on the Lathe

So I had this small Bamboo cutting board that I just had to do something with. the end grain is really cool looking . Not sure about the shape yet 00000PORTRAIT_00000_BURST20191127124942206.jpg 00100lrPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20191127124920565_COVER.jpg
 
Looks good. Never thought of using Bamboo before, probably would do fine with no finish too!
I have a Kendo stick (Shinai) that only needs the occasional oil and it takes a beating - literally.
 
Looks good. Never thought of using Bamboo before, probably would do fine with no finish too!
I have a Kendo stick (Shinai) that only needs the occasional oil and it takes a beating - literally.
I'm sure the bamboo will take the abuse of water and soap but that piece is made up of many glue joints so I figured
Why not a little CA to hold it all together and make it water proof
 
Very cool. It has similar grain structure to palm but bamboo is denser. The shape looks pretty good but you are a wizard with widdling out the best shape for a given grain.
 
Very cool Steve! That is some crazy looking end grain. I’ve never seen a brush made from bamboo, let alone the end grain. Very nicely done.
 
I look at every piece of wood for it's potential :)
It shows! Most people throw away an old cutting board. You made art.
Outstanding craftsmanship, as usual.

I tried turning wood on my metal lathes once. And once it was. Metal lathes are covered with a layer of oil. That fine sawdust stuck to the oily surface of the lathe like poop sticks to a blanket. I also discovered that I have no skill whatsoever turning wood.
 
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