This small wall shelf is a bit of an anachronism. The original design comes from colonial times when small shelves like this were used to hold candles. Today, it functions as a display for turnings or other three-dimensional keepsakes.
So you bought a lathe and have discovered the joy of making pens. That’s great, but what more is there to do with your new machine? The world of turning awaits: Peppermills, vases, lidded boxes, bowls, and more are just a few revolutions away.
I don’t think I’m creeping to the end of a limb to suggest that this was a particularly rough year. Natural disasters, some man-made ones, a bitterly divisive election, and a worldwide pandemic have marred 2020 with hardship and tragedy not seen for generations.
Black walnut (Juglans nigra) is one of North America’s most popular and sought after hardwoods. It is prized for not only its rich, dark brown color, but also its strength, stability, durability, and ease of use.