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.
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