Monday is always a slow day at the craft centre, and most of the other units are closed. So it’s a good day to get your head down and clear the decks a bit. And that was the plan today. In the end, a few unexpected visits slowed me a little, but I did manage to turn and complete the biggest job for the week, and chainsaw the wood for the others. So all was well with that side of things.
After collecting Ellie from school, she wanted to turn a gift for her teacher…last day of term tomorrow…and she wanted a weed pot in Yew. So we togged her up with smock, visor, mask Etc., put her stand in place so she was at the correct height, and away we went. I’d taken the bark off first…you know what Yew is like for spitting sharp lumps of bark at you, and even with a visor on, a lump of bark flying at you can cause a jump which can result in more harm than the bark would do…and she roughed it down very well.
Being of the female persausion, she “knew” exactly what shape she wanted, and but for a few moments where a steadying hand was required, she got on with it. Finishing was “easy” apparently! She did ask if she could colour it (I must be rubbing off on somebody!), but I thought natural finish was better (and it was getting late!), and so she decided she wanted it to be “shiny”. Out with the carnuba.
And here it is…I hope her teacher doesn’t read the blog!!
She also took the picture, which is a little out of focus due to a shaky hand, but reduced it isn’t a bad photograph. I think she did a great job. But then I would do…