Project Tutorials

Textured and colored egg

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Egg ready to be parted off

It does not take much wood to support the spinning egg. You can sand on the bottom of the base now if you want but do not apply much pressure or the egg will break off.

Parting off with a skew

I use the long point of the skew to part off the egg. My left hand cupped around the egg to catch it as it falls. The marker will smear if you grip the rotating egg.

Bottom surface after parting

I always cut through on the waste side of the finished piece and sand or cut the small nub of wood off.

If the texturing wheel is pressed in to the wood and held tight while moving sideways it will produce a line pattern instead of random dots.

Turning an egg without the base section.

Shaping the bottom of the egg with the skew long point.

Parting the egg with my left hand ready to catch it.

The bottom of the egg after cutting through with the skew. The tiny nub I sand off without any need for reverse chucking to finish the bottom. I do not like to add extra steps in my turning unless needed to improve the finished product.

Spray the eggs with a clear lacquer finish to keep the marker form rubbing off on hands.

You cannot make just one egg. Try lots of different patterns and color combinations to see what you like. The texture patterns remind me of lace. Turn many eggs and make your own Easter basket full to give away to visiting kids of all ages.

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