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

Making work for the boss

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I have spent an enjoyable couple of days making three hollow forms / vases in holly. I had acquired a decent log of dry holly that had already been turned round and fortunately dried without any splits so what to do with it? I am always on the lookout for wood that Mo can pyro and colour and holly seemed ideal. She wanted a few pieces to work on that weren't bowls so I decided to use the holly to make these. They will be a challenge as two have knots that she will need to work around or incorporate the design but clever lady that she is I am sure she will work something spectacular out. Apologies for the picture, just a quick snapshot to show the shapes etc. They are left on the tenon in the image as I had  brought them in for approval prior to turning off and finishing the bottom. Something I have learnt from experience is a good idea. Often something can look good in the workshop but in the cold light of day, or under someone elses scrutiny faults or tweaks to shape etc can be seen.

 

holly hollow forms

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