Wood Turning

Black Walnut disk with pagan sun symbol

I turned two of these for Christmas – one for each of my children. They are black walnut, and about 12 inches in diameter. In the center of them is a raised pagan sun symbol of Latvian origin. I made the symbols out of 1/8 inch Baltic ply, with the design cut on a jigsaw. Following the cutting and sanding, I used a mini router bit in my Dremel to radius the corners. The last step was to apply gilding to the disks, and epoxy them to the walnut disks. They came out as a great way to celebrate our Latvian family history.


Submitted by: Phil Lapin