I accomplished an unwritten goal for 2013 by hours, making my first attempt at a turning. I had been playing around with a chunk of oak that is awful to turn. Tearout everywhere. I picked up a short piece of…something and a coffee scoop from Rockler several months ago and gave it a whirl.
I meant to have this done and do a couple of turnings for Christmas gifts, however it just didn’t work out. On NYE I had some time out in the shop after feeling a bit better and did a serious attempt. My new lathe chisels came in very handy, a set of Bodger from Highland that I got as a Christmas gift. (Thanks Mom) No real plan or anything, just what came to mind. Hope to improve as time goes on. Also learned I need smaller tool rests.