Finally, after walking past my lathe for a couple of years and never really having the time or opportunity to use it I’ve dusted it down, set up a small workshop area in one of the barns and turned my hand (pardon my pun!) to a bit of wood turning.
We have so much beautiful timber that we inevitably just lob on the fire it seems such a shame sometimes to see it go up in smoke… and to that end Joan bought me a lathe and some tools for my 40th Birthday to actually gee me up. Now… I’ve had a go and a few pieces in (tool handles and the like – all dead simple) I’ve managed to turn a matching (sort of) pair of little finials that I’ll stick on the new compost heap construction that is being erected in the garden right now.
That’s just a cob of old pallet scrap that was leftover from building the compost heap. I’ve been collecting cobs of Oak, Cherry, Peach, Poplar, Elm, Ash and Willow for a while so when I get my skills to an appropriate level I’ll have a go at something artsy