Wood turning is something I've wanted to do since 5th grade woodshop. With the exception of some time in a machine shop back in '07, I hadn't touched a lathe since the early 80s. Metal working is fun, but too rigid. Of course it has to be. T'is the nature of metal to be difficult.
Not so much with wood!
Figured it was time to try some 'new' things and wood turning is high on the list. I've been playing with the lathe (aka learning how to use the thing) for the past month or so and finally tried a proper friction lid container. It works!
This is only beginning. Mwwwwahhahahahahahahaha! Oh! Details?
It's 2"dia. plain ol' cherry (swiftly becoming my favorite wood to turn), and about 2" tall. I sanded it with Howard's Butcher Block Conditioner cause that's what I happened to have on hand. Looks nice but I'd prefer something glossy and longer lasting. No big deal, this was just proof of concept. Fine finishing comes later.
So yeah! I'll be doing more of this. Yay!