Sunday, January 22, 2012

Functional Woodturning

I know a lot of woodturners who tend to fixate on one type of turning. And that is ok since turning is a hobby for most of us and we tend to do what we enjoy. I like a variety of turning projects.
This past week my brother Robert gave me a very nice collapsible umbrella he rescued from someone's trash because part of the handle was missing. So it was a challenge to try and come up with a way to mount a new handle and turn one that would be distinctive.
I think I succeeded. This was turned from a scrap of walnut and textured with a Sorby spiraling tool.