|Project by jbswearingen||posted 12-17-2012 03:47 PM||1590 views||1 time favorited||27 comments|
Emma has been bugging me for months to use my lathe, but understood that I wanted to wait until she was 10 (she will be in July). This weekend I gave in and figured we’d give it a try. Afterwards I realized she needs her hair tied back; it’ll be done next time. She was a bit nervous at first, especially as I repeated the dangers and what not to do over and over. She warmed up to it quickly and loves it. She turned another pen the next day (yesterday) and has already wrapped them as Christmas gifts for her mother and a favored teacher.
Looks like we’ll be making a new pen each weekend for a good long time to come! She’s hooked.
This is a simple Slimline in bocote.
-- Semper fi, Brad