|Project by BrentH||posted 07-25-2015 05:20 PM||1011 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I always wanted to try wood turning—so 9 months ago I bought an inexpensive lathe. (I soon found out that was the just the beginning—and the easiest part—of tooling up for wood turning!)
I figured I’d mess up my first attempt, so I put together layers of scrap woods in different patterns so I could make all the mistakes at once.
I used wood from a walnut tree branch I’d cut and dried, wood from an old pallet skid (turned out to be beautiful, but rough cut, warped and bent—took some work to clean up), and some cherry wood from some old flooring samples I salvaged from a dumpster.
My expectations weren’t that high, but to my surprise, it worked out!
Only problem is, now I’m hooked!
-- Brent H. --"This retirement stuff is hard work. I need to go get a job so I can get some rest!"