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 suh 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.

The process:
1. Prepare the body then part off the lid portion.
2. Hollow the lid.
3. Fit the lid to a tenon on the base.
4. Using the base as a jamb chuck, finish the lid.
5. Hollow the base
6. Mount the base to a jamb chuck and finish the base.

Good turning.

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Music: Traumerei by Shumann performed by Becky Schlappi. Used by permission.

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