Happy Corona Easter!

I have been working from home since mid-March. My employer very generously extended the Easter weekend by an extra 2 days, so the garden has been getting a tidy. Out walking with the dog, I found a discarded shotgun cartridge. The plastic got cut away and I turned a piece of oak from the firewood pile to attach to the end.
Not much of a turning, but I have so many other things going on I have had little time for turning since I moved here.
It was OK for a piece of firewood. Just polished up with friction polish.
Our firewood comes in crates made from pallet wood. I’m not sure what the species is, but it is very hard, but some of it is quite lovely when planed up.
We had a little MDF stool for use in the kitchen, but it kinda fell apart. So, here is the replacement. Made from pallet timber. Biscuit jointed and run through the planer, then a coat of polyurethane varnish.
This should do a few years, hopefully.

New toy

I decided to take the plunge, and bought a toy laser engraver. Being a born stinge, I waited until the price dropped below £40
I was pleasantly surprised, that it made it from Hong Kong in less than a week.

Straight out of the box, plugged in, software loaded and burned/engraved this.
Next, I will read the manual, and work out how to centre stuff under the laser. lol

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4 Responses to Happy Corona Easter!

  1. Fred Dowson says:

    Is that Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg behind the shotgun candle?

  2. OwDo says:

    Hi Tom, glad to see you posting again. Looking forward to hearing more about your laser engraver. I’ve been lusting after one for a while, but have not had the space for it.

    • Tom Speirs says:

      It’s very small Owen, only about 250mm³ so not a lot of space needed. The largest it can burn is about 50mm²
      I have been lusting after somethingI can use to engrave my turning, but that’s out of my price range right now. In the short term, I will make do with engraving buttons I can pop in a recess.

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