Up and Limping
There was a song my mother used to play on the piano called The Robin’s Return, a sort of spring-is-here song. Well, I am announcing to the world “I am back!” My lathe and accessories went into storage in the spring of 2008. So I haven’t been able to do any turning until this past week. I can’t say my shop is up and running; it’s just barely limping.
Here are two of the pieces I have attempted. A third flew apart when I hollowed the wall too thin in one spot. I now remember the lesson I learned the first time that happened.
The first small juniper vessel doesn’t quite flow the way I want. The second is also juniper, but shows a lot more sapwood. Its shape is a lot more like I wanted.Note the two bark inclusions. One has an interesting stripe running above and below. I am not sure what causes that. Just one of those serendipitous things!
Ellis Hein, author of The Woodturner’s Project Book
Have you seen the plans I have up for sale for the space saving cabinet?