The Weekend So Far

Here I am in the middle of a long weekend, celebrating the May-day holiday. I was asked to make a gift for a 50th birthday gift. The recipient is an avid rugby fan, and is difficult to buy for. The person making the request asked for a ball like the one I did previously. I couldn’t do another the same, as the first was a gift from me to a friend.
I decided instead to make a desk set complete with pen. The ball and pen are spalted beech, and the base is iroko. Both are simply polished with beeswax on top of a shellac sealer.
Desk set #2
I think the wood is particularly attractive.
I also decided I needed a tea caddy for work, so turned this little box from some fairly plain beech. The finial is from a scrap piece of spalted beech
Tea Caddy #2
The finial is a little skew-wiff, because I turned the peg holding it to the lid too small.
I will be off out to the shed again soon. I hope to finish a plant stand I started yesterday, and will look through some off-cuts I found yesterday to see whether any shapes grab my attention.

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