My first turning
One of the nice things about working at Fine Woodworking is that when I need to clear my head I can head out to the shop and do a little woodworking. Last week I turned some pegs for a workbench I’m building (it will be featured in an upcoming Video Workshop on Fine Woodorking Online), and I got bit by the turning bug. So yesterday I spent some time in the shop turning some scrap maple into a little vase.
And yes, I did get insipration for the shape from power plant cooling towers! It’s finished with some beeswax.
I’ve dug out two turning blocks I bought ages ago (I have no idea why I would buy turning blocks when I didn’t know how to turn), and have another vase (in pear) and a bowl (in iroko) planned.