It's texture time again! This week, although output has been rather low, I've been working on a couple of new platters for the show at Parham House in July. I'll need to go into production mode this weekend though to make sure I've got enough work to display. The Proxxon long-neck grinder has been out of its box and I've used it for a couple of different texturing effects. I know some people prefer the smooth, sanded, machined surface of a platter rim...but some prefer a bit of texture too, as I found out at my Open House in May. So I was determined to make sure I had some textured pieces to offer. One of the platters has been finished, though I haven't quite decided its name yet - it's currently called Hot Red Etched Rim.......hmmmm, does sound a bit like a painful medical condition.
Today will be an all-day shed day! I need to produce new stock for a show in July as the Open House in May was so much more successful than I imagined. I have three bowls left so will need to be productive today. I'm looking forward to doing another show - a rather different set-up this one as it's at a Garden Weekend at Parham House...and my work will be with two other woodturners' work who produce great turnings. I don't think either of them do much colouring work, so hopefully this will make my work different to theirs.
Keeping sane and finding creative expression in a piece of spinning wood