Wood working is both an occupation and passion for my
carpenter husband who has converted our garage into
his shop with the exception of a space for my car at night.
Our newest acquisition is a Nova 1624/44 wood lathe upgrade from his old
Craig's list acquired Craftsman which had limitations due
to size and stabilization. He will be able to use this
both personally and in his occupation.
The first order of business was to create a handle for
one of the tools that came with the lathe.
He has orders for seam rippers as well. These are
the first creations using the new tool. The image below
will show how the seam ripper pulls out of the end,
is reinserted so the ripper is exposed and can then
be pushed back inside for storage.
There is no set shape to these, it is all free hand.
He has also been creating pens, these were on the old
lathe. He has an order to turn a pen for a friend's daughter
made from a walnut tree that grew outside the daughter's room.
He will also make a wooden business card holder from the same tree.
There are so many things he can make from bottle stoppers,
furniture, rolling pens, kitchen utensils, toys, ornaments, etc.
I'll post about his mason jar toppers on a separate post.
He's going to give me lessons so I can try turning so that should
Update on Medical
I'm feeling better but on quite a few meds for my
now full blown colitis. I have to consult with the Dr. on
the steroid, it seems to play around with my blood sugar
and I have to eat something or have a hard candy to feel
better. Also I am experiencing some lower leg and foot swelling.
All in all I am doing better than the last couple of months and
hope to avoid another hospital stay!!!!