April 21, 2012
I’m in the beginning stages of what could turn out to be an extremely fun and fulfilling project. My mother-in-law is a wizard on a wood lathe, and has made it her hobby to turn pens and bowls out of anything she can find. She’ll make pens out of anything from a normal piece of oak, to a nice piece of ebony, all the way up to a fossilized wooly mammoth tusk.
She approached me and asked if I would doodle on some of her pen blanks she recently turned. Tonight, I made my first attempt and am relatively happy with the results. A bit sloppy and busy, but I learned some things and am excited to work on some more of these.
Who knows, maybe she’ll turn me a handle for an espresso tamper.