I finished off this bowl a couple of weeks ago and I finally got around to showing it here. It’s made with a hunk of Blackwood that I had picked up somewhere. It’s about 200 mm Dia and 50 mm High. It’s finished with several coats of Ubeaut Aussie Oil. Still need to put a couple more coats of oil on it yet.
Well the stuff I ordered turned up so it’s into the shed for me.
A few days worth of turning here. Will give me some new stock for when I go to the markets next week.
Did up a whole lot of acrylic blanks over Easter to start making some pens and other items for the next market. Cut all the blanks, glued all the tubes in, squared up the ends, mounted one on the lathe and went to make sure I had everything I needed, only to find out that I didn’t have any micro mesh pads left. So after swearing a bit, it was back onto the PC and order some in. Hoping they will arrive tomorrow so I can get stuck into some turning on Monday.
At least I could keep myself busy over the last few days doing other things around the yard and started on making up a new box (pics to follow).
Had an amazing time at the Gold Coast last week attending Turnfest. It really is an eye opener to see what people are capable of doing with a few bits of wood and a lathe. It has inspired me to try a few more things this year, and to push myself into learning more about wood turning.
Next year is the 15th Turnfest and there are some amazing turners coming from around the world to show there skills and pass their knowledge onto other turners. I’m already booked and counting down the days.
Now I just have to find a bit more time to get into the shed more and start turning wood into sawdust.
Well I had a pretty busy week in the shed making up more stock for the markets this weekend. Managed to get quite a few things made as well as doing jobs around the house and suffering under some pretty hot days. Not much gets done in there when the shed temperature gets over 38 Degrees.
Hopefully I’ll be able to sell most of this (and a few of my pens) on Sunday with people looking for some Christmas presents. Fingers crossed.