Nothing to post up in the way of work, but I have been pondering my hobby. I can see a vast improvement in the quality of what I am turning out, which is very satisfying. I am thinking more about the design aspect of turning, and thinking more about what other people may think of my work. When I started this adventure, the turning was for me. It was an itch I have been needing to scratch since childhood. I’m now in a position where I feel I can show off my work with a sense of achievement.
I entered a competition this month. I didn’t expect to win, naturally, having seen the standard of the other entries. I was however surprised at how well my entry stood compared to some of the others. It was actually a reasonable attempt.
So my musing has led me to wonder whether to upgrade my lathe to something bigger and better? Should I invest in more tools? Should I upgrade my grinding set-up?
And most important of all, how am I going to pay for it?
I have a very limited budget, of £nil. Every penny is a prisoner at present, so I need to think of ways to supplement my income. Selling my turnings is not as easy as it sounds, as this is usually a very niche market. Also what one has to ask for pieces to cover costs, let alone make much of a profit, is often more than most folk are willing to pay.
Ho-hum. I suppose I will work it all out some day. Until then, I will continue to enjoy my hobby for what it is. Thanks for reading.