I got out and enjoyed the sun over the weekend, visiting a classic car show. I should have worn a hat though, because my head is scarlet.
I also got some turning done. I made a thing. I have no idea what it is, it’s just a thing. A lidded box in laburnum, with a kind of mushroomy body emerging from a log.
I left the moss on for a quirky look.
It opens. I would have liked the hollow to be a bit deeper, but I had already cut the underside by that time.
A scoot with clear acrylic, and it’s done
I also completed a pair of lamps I have been working on.
The bases are ash, and the stems are holly. I just need to get the electrical parts to get them finished off.
I also turned a stylus pen. This is laburnum, from the same stock as the thing.
I love the contrast in the grain of laburnum.
And, I got the car repaired. The poor old MacPherson strut had the drain holes blocked, which is why it rotted.
Hopefully should get another 20 years out of it now.