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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Turned Decorations

A little late on posting this one but I thought I'd share with you some gifts I made as Christmas presents this year.
These are some little wooden Christmas tree decorations I turned on the lathe out of some beautiful pear wood from a friends stack of wood (it had been drying at his for years). 
I haven't been on the lathe much since moving here except for occasional repair jobs on chairs and the like, I just haven't had the time to turn much for pleasure lately. It used to be something that I really enjoyed doing, I had two years worth of regular lessons (where I was the youngest by about 30 years) and a great teacher, I was really pleased that I hadn't forgotten it all! 

I gave out the decorations in sets of two or three and made six sets - you'd be surprised at how long these little blighters took to turn! 

Finished with some boiled linseed oil for a simple finish. 

7 comments:

  1. Those are really neat. I should resurrect the wood lathe. I need another project...

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    1. It;s a good way to relax, until it comes off the lathe and flies across the room!

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  2. Very nice.
    I have recently acquired a lathe but as of yet have nowhere to set it up, maybe this coming week. Looking forward to some turning, Geoff.

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    1. It's great fun. Like with anything just make sure you're tools are sharp, makes it so much easier!

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  3. Kev, they're great! I'm sure recipients were delighted.

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  4. I hope you and yours had a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and are having a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. May we display your linked header on our new site directory, SiteHoundSniffs.com? As it is now, the site title (linked back to its home page) is listed, and we think displaying the linked header will attract more attention.

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  5. These are lovely. I must get hubby to make something similar for next Christmas. I have to say, as the wife and chief sock washer of a carpenter you have the best blogger name ever! How apt!!

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