A Lump Of Wood

With a title like that I just bet you were wondering what this post was going to be all about :)

Well, Danny has taken up a night class in wood turning and he attended his first class last night. 

First we had to go and buy some wood for working with.  We did that on Sunday and this is what we bought.





How many ways to photograph a lump of wood - well I tried a few, lol. 

Now I love wood - I love the grain, the smell and the look of it and I even got to choose a piece as well - I picked the middle one :))  
Hopefully we will get some lovely wooden bowls out of it.  I can't wait to see how he gets on.

You just know that I will give you progress shots!!!
Watch this space.

He inherited a Shopsmith Home Workshop System from one of my dad's friends.  He has already used it to cut wood for other jobs he has been doing but he really fancies turning some wood.  
And I have to say after seeing what you can do with wood turning I really fancy it myself (but I'll let Danny do it first - I'm nice that way)!!  
Do you know you can actually make pens, vases, bowls pieces of art - the list is endless.


I just love that grain!!!
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Looking forward to seeing the 'progress reports' Ellie. i have a friend whose husband does wood turning and he makes some lovely articles, including pens - I've got one of them somewhere.

Have fun.

Diana
Tanya said…
oh wow, can't wait to see how they turn out!
Cheryl said…
Oh wow - my hubby would love to do this! They look like big cheeses :) x
Buttons said…
Oh how exciting I cannot wait to see what comes of it. I do think you should sign up too.
To bad you did not live closer I could give you nice wood for free:) B
Jill said…
How fun! A great hobby. I can't wait to see final results.
Tamar SB said…
Wow, they turned out quite nicely!
What a neat form of art to learn. My husband has always wanted to try that.
orchid said…
Dearest Ellie,
Oh, wood turning♬♬♬ My husband mada some soba-plates and trays. Haha, might be no comparison with your husband big work!
Lookig forward to your posts about it(*^_^*)
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*
tiarastantrums said…
both of my brothers are arborists - so I totally get the love of wood
EG CameraGirl said…
The wood grain is very beautiful. My husband is a wood turner. It's amazing what a lathe can do in the hands of an accomplished craftsman. :))
Nancy Claeys said…
I can't wait to see! Very interesting and a wonderful skill to master.
Abi said…
This is so awesome! When I was a little girl I was interested in creating beautiful things from wood but I started with books from the library and got totally overwhelmed. I can't wait to see your finished products!
Karen said…
I see some gorgeous bowls in those lumps!
i love wood too!
good luck to danny...can't wait to see what he 'turns' as he learns...to see what these lumps become...
TexWisGirl said…
ooh! can't wait! good for him!
Pat said…
Woodturning has always been fascinating to me. Can't wait to see some progress reports.
Lea said…
At first I thought they were chopping boards. But then they would be way better than those after some work! I am excited to see the finished wood products! :)
Tracy Wood said…
Yes, I hope you get some bowls out of that beautiful wood! I have some of the lovliest wooden bowls - I use them as decoration in my front room.
DisparateDan said…
No pressure then ...
Rohrerbot said…
Enjoy the process!!!! I love it as well. Your second shot is brilliant. That's truly a piece of photography art.
Ohhh so many possibilities. My grandfather used to make the most beautiful things in his shop. I miss that.
Ruth said…
I love these, the second is gorgeous :)
Renae said…
Yes my little babe is so dang cute. Good luck with that wood....
Sheila said…
It will be interesting to see what evolves from these lovely lumps of wood , such lovely grains .
What fun! can't wait to see how it all turns out!
Mary x
Debbie said…
i would LOVE that!! hi danny (i know you read) i can't wait to see what you make!!!
Emily Sovich said…
So cool! I can't wait to see what he makes!
Lmkazmierczak said…
Interesting, and bold! He'll be making bowled out wood♫♪
ZielonaMila said…
Wonderful photographs, sensational retails. I am greeting
Rose said…
I always thought it would be fun to turn wood, too. I can't wait to see what he makes.
DIMI said…
I have many ideas for these pieces of wood, waiting to see how you make them!Have a great weekend dear Ellie!Dimi..

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