For quite a while now, I’ve been thinking about putting my own range of colours together. Yes, I know there are several companies out there with stains and dyes of many different colours. I found though, that they all seem to be ‘off the shelf’ colours and much the same as each other.
Purple Heart is a gorgeous wood, although I find it to be a bit temperamental. How did I get on in this week’s project?
Continue reading ‘7200’ Purple Heart Decorated Bowl
This week’s piece has been described as ‘Marmite’ on YouTube. I agree. What do you think?
Continue reading Double Sided Sycamore Wall Hanging
It can’t always go right in the workshop, and after 4 hours turning or so, this project proved that point to me. Darn-it.
Continue reading The Inside Should Not Be Bigger Than the Outside.
I love Steampunk and the coggy, olde worlde feel of Victorian times, so this week, I create what looks like a clockwork bowl using sycamore, a bit of design flair and my pyrography pen.
Continue reading Steampunk Clockwork Pyrography Bowl
Here we go. After many requests on sharpening, here’s how I sharpen my gouges and scrapers on an inexpensive bench grinder.
Continue reading Sharpening Gouges and Scrapers
Details of my workshop open day coming up towards the end of July. Continue reading Workshop Open Day Confirmed for July
I’m so loving these new metal reactive paints that this week, I turn an emerging figurine called ‘Grace’ from a piece of Ash, inspired by my friend, Yuval Lahav in Italy.
Continue reading #65: ‘Grace’. An Antique Emerging Form
Various people have asked me recently to do an overview video of the Sorby Ultima hollowing tool I picked up earlier this month, so this week, I team it up with a commissioned piece and some brilliant metal reactive paints.
Continue reading #64 – ‘Ligia’: Sorby Ultima and Reactive Paints
It’s been ages since I have been able to turn something other than a demo piece in the workshop, so after UKIWS this last weekend, I took the opportunity to get back out to the shop and spend some time on the lathe.
Continue reading ‘La Lune’ 11″ Sycamore Wall Hanging