Getting the shop up and running has taken a few weeks. Relearning how to turn seems to be taking longer! I’m much more cognizant, this time around, of the importance of well-sharpened and appropriately beveled turning tools, so seem to be spending much more time working on that—most of the 20+ tools need to be redone! Have mastered the roughing gouge (piece of cake) and skew (a little tougher), but yesterday’s work on spindle gouges was … trying? frustrating? both! So I took today off and worked on a wall area that needed drywall installed. It’s always a bad sign when you view drywall as a “break” from something!
Ordered some Ruth Niles stainless wine bottle stoppers yesterday, having had good experience with them in the past. Can’t wait to get started! Looked at her “how to” page today—much of it did not seem familiar. Don’t know if I did it totally differently years ago, or have just forgotten. Guess we’ll see in a few days….
-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)