Misadventures in wood turning

So we are in March 2016 and the time has come to begin a new woodworking related hobby I have chosen wood turning.

This section will document my misadventures in wood turning from photos of my first pieces to eventually videos to detail my journey, I am sure I will make many many mistakes but a log of what I am / have been doing should help me get better and if anyone else gets a kick out of my misadventures then all the better.

Woodturning project #9 – Pens

So I have moved on from bowls for a moment and decided to give pens a try and this is my first 6, quite fun little projects and useful as well.

I think I will keep at it as there are issues with them but not a bad start.

 

Woodturning project #7 – Burning and ebonising

Well this weekend I have been playing with a couple of news items, a blow torch & ebonising spray and the results are below.

They are not too bad for a first attempt but I should have built up the ebony  layers much slower and a lot thinner.

 

Today’s inspiration has come from both Mike Waldt and Martin Saban-Smith both have fantastic videos to go through and gain some inspiration.

 

I am in Turner’s Rest

It looks like two of my turnings have been included in Turner’s Rest.

Turner’s Rest is a paper.li content aggregator run my Martin Saban-Smith and it has picked up on two pieces of work that I did last weekend, quite exciting.

Pop over to www.turnersrest.com and take a look and subscribe it hits your email inbox on Friday’s.

Turner's Rest 16 April 2016
Turner’s Rest 16 April 2016

Woodturning project #4 – A wooden box

This weekend I have had the pleasure of being taught how to turn some wood.

I spent two days with Tom Pockley and have learned so very much that I hope I don’t forget. I guess the best way is to get some more practice in during the week all I need to do is finish work on time so I can play in the garage / wood shop.

This is project number 4 a wooden box from cherry wood, it box is 90 mm high with the lid being 50 mm high.

Woodturning project #3 – A wooden bowl

This weekend I have had the pleasure of being taught how to turn some wood.

I spent two days with Tom Pockley and have learned so very much that I hope I don’t forget. I guess the best way is to get some more practice in during the week all I need to do is finish work on time so I can play in the garage / wood shop.

This is item project 3 for me and I am quite happy with it, I also turned a box but that will be in the next post.