I quickly learned that once you start posting your work on Facebook and the word gets out, that you make stuff… people want you to make something for them. This gives me the opportunity to try out new techniques and in this case it allowed me to try some carving on a wood turned box.
It’s made from cherry, as you’ll soon discover in future posts, most of my stuff is. This isn’t really by choice, it’s just the supply of wood I have from a tree that was cut down by my dad a few years ago.
I started woodworking in january 2014 with woodcarving classes. In the same classes some guys where creating simple projects on the lathe which caught my eye. soon after I bought myself a small lathe and started making sawdust. These pens are amongst the first projects I finished (and liked) on the benchtop lathe.