I was inspired by a blogger I follow to revisit a candlestick telephone project I did when I first started turning.
The original was a reasonable attempt for a new turner.
Not bad, in my opinion, considering I had been turning at this point for around 5 months.
The second attempt started well enough, using scraps of timber I had sitting around. Laburnum for the microphone and ear trumpet, and elm for the rest.
I feel the stem should have been thicker, but I just had to work with what stock I had.
The components laid out. Well, most of them anyway.
All assembled, waiting for a skoot of clear lacquer.
After the first coat of lacquer.
The finished article. You didn’t expect that then, did you? I just had this idea, and we needed a new lamp for under the stairs.
This is it completely done now, with the flex anchored in the base.
This is the first post in ages. WordPress has become so cumbersome to use, I’m not sure whether I will continue with the whole blog thing.