I joined ages ago and posted a mallet I’d turned, but haven’t been particularly active in recent times; beyond looking at your inspirational projects, of course.
Yesterday, I spent money on a new tool for my turning and it arrived today. Very speedy service.
I bought this one:
http://www.ukwoodcraftandcarbidechisels.co.uk/hexagonbarroundchisel.html and have given it a quick go on some cherry (from a friends garden) which has been drying out in my garage for over a year having been sat in their garden for about the same length of time before that. It’s full of splits, but free wood is free wood!
Once I manage to turn something nice looking, I’ll post up a project
-- It's worth every moment of effort you put in if the kids enjoy it!