|Project by snowdog||posted 10-20-2007 03:37 PM||2487 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This was my first turning. I used basswood since I knew it was easy to carve, I figured it would make my turning a little easier for the first time. At least there was no blood . I really had no idea what I was doing but as I heard a few turners say, the wood will tell you how it wants to be cut and for the most part it was true. If I turned the chisel the wrong way it just felt bad or made a nasty noise (some vibrations) If I moved the chisel another way it would feel better and more natural.
I am thinking of using the shavings on the snow and ice this winter since I seem to make a lot of waste (shavings) in the shop.
All in all it was a lot of fun. I can see many more turnings coming this winter.. Now I need heat int eh shop.. brrrrr
-- "so much to learn and so little time"..