I did some turning at the weekend, using my new hand knitted carbide tools. The round cutter is fantastic for hollowing end-grain, and I have replaced the screw in the square cutter with one that takes up the slack in the mounting hole nicely. This works really well as a scraper for the square sides of a box.
I also did some work on my Summer project, but that still has to stay under wraps for the time being.
I turned an end-grain box from some laburnum I picked up a while ago. Despite the toxicity, laburnum is a lovely wood to turn, and takes a finish well.
The little acorn knob on top is a scrap piece of elm, and the finish is melamine lacquer.
The carbide cutters made short work of hollowing the end grain.
The grain on the laburnum is lovely, and the cracks from drying don’t really look too bad.
Hopefully by the end of the weekend after next I will be closer to revealing my Summer project.