These are very small pieces of Brazil Lacewood measuring 3.75″ x 2″ and 3.5″ x 2″. In general, I don’t like messing about with pieces this small, but I had them in stock so I went ahead and turned them anyway. They would be good for TV time snacks I think.
All major cuts were made using the Easy Wood Tool system on my Robust American Beauty lathe, although I do use Robert Sorby bowl gouges for light final passes before sanding. Forward chucking was in a Nova Chuck, while reverse chucking was done using a Nova Chuck with Cole Jaws. Sanding was with Gold and Green Wave sanding discs from Packard Woodworks. Final finish is Shellawax.
As always, I wish all my readers a great experience in whatever your wood working interests happen to be and to those who like working with lathes especially, do a good turn today!