Wednesday 5 June 2013

Elm Bowls from Melvyn's wood

I have now turned some bowls from the wood I had from Melvyn
There are seven beautiful bowls here and they are full of character inc the wormholes that have been microwaved.

Sunday 2 June 2013

Elm from Melvyn.

This morning I visited Melvyn Firmager after an offer of some Elm burr's.
Unfortunately for Melvyn but lucky for me he has developed an allergy to Elm.
After some sorting out I came away with some of the most beautiful Elm I have ever seen .These pics show the burrs and a couple of bowls I turned from a piece this afternoon.
Some of the Burr's were dated 1984 so the have been stored for olmost 30 years.
For those of you that do not know Melvyn he is a world famous and accomplished woodturner who has a fantastic workshop and Bed and breakfast cottage Link here.
Thank you Melvyn it was great to spend time with you and your lovely wife Anne.

Saturday 1 June 2013

Free Walnut

Hi All.

I have been very busy lately working on some properties my Brother Chris and I own getting them ready for new Tennant's.
This has kept me busy for the last few weeks so I have not really had time for any woodturning.
I have been very lucky and have been given quite a lot of Walnut so the last two days I have been processing it for the future.
Most of it is now cut up and sealed ready to stack away.
It is amazing how much offcuts there are but they do not go to waste either my Son Mark or my Friend Sue has them for their log burners.
Sue used to get all of my offcuts but now she has to share with Mark.
Here are a couple of pics to show how many I have done up to now they will be usable in about two years.
There are about a hundred blanks done but still quite a lot left for another day.