Woodturning Continued……

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Now at week four of the course, I missed an entry for week three. So far I have turned beads and coves and made a random chair leg. I have surprised myself with the speed that I have taken this on. I am now in the middle of making a three-legged stool, turning the legs and seat (see image below). This has introduced some new skills to the world of turning wood. Notably I have sanded and polished the bits and pieces. This has also inspired me to actually make something from a small tree that I cut down some months ago. Now if I could actually figure out how to load pictures. I seem to be having a brain freeze on this subject today.I have moved the photos to Flickr but that didn’t work so I edited the photos and made them smaller. This seems to be something of a bugbear this evening the whole uploading a photo thing.

Legs and Seat

More Woodturning Lessons

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Second lesson and all goes well. Am now mastering the spindle gouge making coves and beads. Whilst the results are pleasing they are really only “designer firewood”. The really good thing is that I can replicate the work at home. Next week I start work on a chair leg!

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Wood-turning Lessons

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I have just completed my first formal wood-turning lesson. Having bought a lathe last year I thought that it would be appropriate to take some lessons. I can’t  believe the setup include four lathes and one instructor, nearly personalized  tuition.   So I spent three blissful hours make square pieces of timber round with a roughing gouge and a skew chisel. I then moved on to making beads and coves. This introduced the parting tool and spindle gouge. Off to a flying start and another nine weeks to go