Yesterday I went to see Mark Sanger and had a bit of a play.
Mark had a demo in Barnstable in the evening so he was taking it quiet and preparing his equipment.
I needed a quiet day as I have been working hard for a while.
The trouble is if I stay at home I will be in my workshop grafting.
As many of you will know Mark is now sponsored by Crown tools.
Crown have brought out a new hollowing system and a set of texturing tools.
Neither of us have had a lot of experience with the texturing tools so we had a play with them for a couple of hours.
In fairness these are very much like the Roberty Sorby texturing tools but a lot cheaper.
These tools are dead simple to use and it is just a case of play around and you will be amazed the different patterns and textures you can achieve.
I took a few pics but nothing serious.
This is just a very small sample of what you can do with these tools and if you add colour to your texturing it opens up a whole new world of possibilities.
I also managed to have a go with the new Crown hollowing system when I got home.
You will have to go to my Blog on hollowing systems a few posts back to see how i got on.