These mills and Spalted Hornbeam bowls have been on the go since mid-January. They shouldn’t have taken that long, but life just seems to get in the way at times and other things take over – like becoming a Grandad! Anyway, cuddles with the first grandchild over for a couple of weeks, so back the shavings…
The other bowl is a large piece of English Walnut that has sat on the top shelf in the workshop for many years just gathering dust. A bit of a waste really, so decided to do something with it. The fruit is supposed to give an indication of the size, which is 90 mm deep and 430 mm diameter – almost as large as i can turn with my lathe. I think the knot in the middle makes a nice feature.
I’ve taken a few more pictures of the large bowl and some of the spalted bowls to go into my “gallery” pages, but that is going to have to wait for a day or three as the next lot of mills is already well under way and I want to get them oiled before my next trip up north to see our granddaughter.
All that remains now is to price them – something I find harder than the turning – ready for my first fair.