So that I’m not sat at my keyboard all day, every day, I like to get out into the garage and make things – usually out of wood. Here are a few of the latest abominations to emerge from the sawdust.
I think this is one of the nicest bowls I’ve ever made, and it’s nothing to do with my acumen with a gouge. It’s just a lovely piece of Yew, with a nice cream splash on one side (don’t be dirty), polished to a smooth finish.
I tried making some wooden jewellery too, and this is the best I could come up with. I like board games, and this is called a Meeple, which is a universal playing piece in the board gaming world.
I found an old picnic table on the side of the road, and was amazed by the quality of the teak wood. So I dragged it home, dismantled it, and put all the wood to one side to slowly make things with. Here’s one of the early attempts at a desk tidy. As you can see the joints aren’t perfect, partly due to the nature of the wood, but mostly because I am inept.
And here’s a great big fat bastard bowl I made from Sycamore. Having a huge chunk of wood like this spinning at 1600rpm on the lathe is scary stuff, but it turned into something rather nice.
What have you made recently. Tweet me, and show me, I’d love to see it.
Or see more of these things on my Etsy shop.