|Project by ThreeJs||posted 08-14-2007 03:35 AM||1301 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Since I am new here, I guess I will start with a little background. I was first introduced to wood working in Architecture school at UNC Charlotte. Once I moved on from there, I had little chance, and no cash to work on anything, much less to buy tools. Over the years I have peiced together tools, and have done some small projects, but it was not until I bought a midi lathe that I started spending hours in the garage workshop.
My first lathe work was a pen, in a class room setting. But that has too much overhead for me, and lots of little gizmos to buy. So I looked to my wifes hobby for a place to start. My wife you see, is a knitter, and now thanks to my hobby, she is now also a spinner.
Here is a picture for scale. Not a very good image, but it gives you an idea.
I have several different kinds that I have made in the past 6 months, and if people would like to see them, I will be happy to share. This one pictured is a walnut spindle, with a cherry whorl.
-- David, Charlotte NC (http://beechcreeknaturals.etsy.com)