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Category: Woodturning

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 […]

Woodturning project #10 – A key bowl

So after a very long break from the garage I have finally made something.This is a key bowl for my son’s new place, tomorrow I have the fun of driving a big Luton van around and I thought a key bowl is just the thing for someone who can misplace most things.

Woodturning project #9 – Pens

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

Ebony and burning

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 […]

I am in Turner’s Rest

Turner's Rest 16 April 2016

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 […]

Woodturning project #4 – A wooden box

Wooden box - Cherry

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 […]

Woodturning project #3 – A wooden bowl

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 […]