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

Bowling balls to martini glasses

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As I am not going to be going into the workshop again I will just post a few things that I have made throughout 2017. These were made from lignum vitae lawn balls I managed to get from a flea market. They used to be dirt cheap but have become collectors items so not as easy to get hold of and lignum vitae is now an endangered timber so not legally obtainable. As often as not turners make mallets from them but in my pursuit to be doifferent I made a pair of martini glasses which quickly sold at a show. Of course they wouldn't look right without olives so I made a couple to go in with them LOL.

 

L.V. Martiini Glasses 4

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