Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Yew can have too much of a good thing

Yet another yew tree donation. I love this wood and it is rightly sought after but I now have more than I can use in this lifetime and possibly another. Why don't people cut down boring trees? As I'm moving more towards piercing, texturing and carving, I need some plain wood so that colouring can come into the equation too.

Swapsies anyone?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My cup runneth over

If I was chuffed before, this equals it. My little egg just made the cover on the World of Woodturning site. Overwhelmed!

I was nervous about posting anything there as the quality is so high - never expected this - another drink in the offing I think.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Very moving

A good example of why its best to rough turn and then put away for six months. This bowl was really an experiment in piercing but it is still astonishing how much a piece of wood that I know has been stored for at least 20 years can move once the stresses have been relieved.

First pic is July. I have just let some copper wire in to strengthen the edge which had split.