Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pearshaped or what?

"That's life!"  is the frequent expression for vagaries that befall us, so what vagaries have I been under the baleful influence of then?

Well, first off I was progressing very nicely with a smart little hollow form vase,

Alas! An instant of lost concentration reduced it to an example of what to avoid.

Then the lathe itself started playing up, intermittently refusing to start, followed by the extractor fan system failing and a further loss of a good sized bowl down to trying to work too late and again losing concentration, I went through the side wall, too thin!

Nvertheless, not all a loss, I did at least manage to make this neat little Natural Edged Bowl from a nice piece of Ash Burr.

Alls well etc!!