That looks good, can't wait to receive it and get working on crafting Saya V1. If all goes well, the tulipwood/cherry wood combo should make for a nice contrast, assuming my skills are up for the challenge.
What are you making again, knife handles?
I will try to make a knife sheath, just because they look cool :)
Keep us updated
Turned this oak pot this evening
What lathe do you use?
There's two at the space I use, a Record Power Coronet and a big yellow one. Don't know what make big yellow is.
Turned this, a square yet round bowl. Would make a nice little loose change bowl. Oak, waxed.
this reclaimed oak started out as a bowl then became a dish then finally a plate as it kept splitting on me. lots of cracks and nail holes to contend with.
then a bowl made from 3 yew staves glued together (badly). as i was parting it off i mistimed my catch and so it cracked.
not the most successful of evenings
Cracks add character no?
They do but they also dramatically increase the chances of the work piece falling apart on the lathe and sending bits of wood flying everywhere at speed. (0.38)
talking of which
although this one came out ok. some ash which i have tried to season. probably needs to be left longer but i am running out of available materials.
Gilding is really hard.
My misses pals have had a new Human, I made this...
It’s hand screen printed, 23ct and 12ct gold water gilded, 23ct oil gilded and then painted , all reverse on glass. Super shinny and nice.
Anyone interested in turning me a wood stool seat approx 40cm dia x 7cm/8cm in thickness (subject to stock availability). Doesn’t need to be particularly fancy wood just something with a bit of pattern and able to take a durable finish. PMs welcome.
Hi moocher. Sorry I messed up my reply to your pm. Can you contact me again on firstname.lastname@example.org as I'm keen to go ahead.
Some parts stuck and some parts didn't, put another layer of gilding over it and had another go. I'm getting much better at positioning the leafs, I hope the generous layer helped. Brushing it tomorrow.
I'm becoming mildly obsessed with YouTube videos of people making stuff out of old / broken skateboards. Things like:
I'd quite like to have a go myself but the last time I knew anyone who skated kangol hats were a must have fashion accessory. Anyone got any idea where I might be able to get some?
This is great!
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