Archive / March, 2013

No wood turning!

I’ve been so busy updating my website and getting to grips with wordpress that I have neglected the workshop. Hoping to get in there again soon but I need to take a few more photos of my work first!


Turning my attention to ‘lookalike’ bananas I decided that these couldn’t really be turned. After drawing around a real banana I cut the shape out with the bandsaw. Bananas are five sided so marking the area to be removed with a pencil I proceeded to sand it using my belt and disc sander. Once again […]


Today I decided to try making ‘lookalike’ apples so I turned them in the normal fashion from a piece of 70mm x 70mm pine from a local store then, using a water based dye, coloured them yellow. Mixing a red/orange dye and applying it sparingly using a fairly dry small paintbrush I immediately wiped it […]