Wednesday, 1 June 2016

New Toy

Hi all, in my last post I mentioned that I was getting a new toy. Well it has arrived and after rearranging my workshop here it is.
Yes it's a lathe, bought from Axminster tools for a sum of £350. For those into wood turning you might be interested to know that it has variable speed and a headstock that swivels. A bit cliche I know because lots of old men take to woodturning to see them through their Autumn years. In my case it slightly different because I have purchased the lathe to supplement my pyrography.

Over the years I have purchased a lot of wooden items on which to use my pyrography iron, like these little trinket boxes.
I also used to be able to purchase small wooden bowls like these until the supplier gave up. I scoured the internet for days looking for another supplier but it was like looking for hen's teeth, so I gave up too.
Anyway, I always wanted to have a go at woodturning so this is my big chance. I don't think it will be easy because I've never had a go on a lathe, even at school, so it is going to be all new to me.

My aim is to make my own wooden items and decorate them with pyrography and perhaps a bit of carving. Stay tuned into my posts if you want to see how I get on with my new machine.

By the way I am offering free downloads for one of my books on Amazon. It is called "Bun In The Oven" and is free to down load until for the next couple of days.

 If you would like a free download, just click on the books tab at the top of the page and then on the book's cover. It's meant to be a fun to read so I hope you enjoy it.

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