Before final completion, when I can at last 'see' what the finished product is going to look like, and when I know it is stable and no longer threatened with disintegration, I so often feel like setting it aside and getting on to the next one. Here's a vase form of spalted birch that I've set a narrow collar on, shaped and filled with ca glue and sawdust to fill small, unsightly gaps and flaws, sanded wet with oil and successfully hollowed out to about 3/4 of its depth.
I'm anxious to get this thing completed and off the lathe. I've little interest in it now.
And this may be the reason, a 14" walnut blank 3" deep given by a friend, with another below it waiting to be assessed and its shape determined. Just look at the streaks of color in that side grain! I cannot Wait to get to it and see what it will reveal.
Meanwhile I have to finish the spalted birch vase. I'm really just humming along trying to hurry the old project so I can get to the new. Having so much beautiful wood all at the same time is a curse, I tell you...it's a curse. Back to the shop!