Wood Turning and other wood matters

Life as a woodturner can be fun and hard work. I always say that wood turners don't make mistakes they have design opportunities. Well sometimes. This blog will perhaps give some insight to the ups and downs.It will be fed by both me (Pete) and my partner & wife Mo who collaborates and acts as quality control. Hope you find it interesting and perhaps a little amusing


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Miserable day here with heavy rain though it is apparently heavy snow jjust a couple of miles away. Glad I have a heater in the workshop as I need to give it a clean for a student tomorrow. Anyone want a load of shavings?

One of the problems with wood turning is that everything that you make is done in a way that can look great until you take it off the lathe. Experience has taught me to make sure that I can always put something back on the lathe and adjust or alternatively make things so that they can be adapted later if needed. This is an example. It is a variation on an ear ring stand that I make in pieces. Each part is seperate so can be either adjusted or remade if it doesn't work.In this case the base is far too heavy looking so I will be putting back on the lathe and turning to a more delicate design. Did wonder about having the base black as well but think it will be OK in natural wood.  The stained black parts also need to be polished and burnished to finish.

Globe ear ring stand      Globe ear ring stand 4

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  1. valerie edwards

    Beautiful.I Love The contrast in colours and that tall slim finlial above the chunky sphere ....and very useful.

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  2. Annie Nowak

    I like the colour combination as is, it floats above the base as it were, and I'll be interested to see before and after on the base and how it changes the feel. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

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