Monday, June 12, 2017

Woodturn a Bird

I turned this cute multi axis duck several years ago for my granddaughter.

I thought it would be a great project for my club's hands on woodturning session that I facilitate each month. As I prepared for the workshop I recognized that it was a bit more challenging than I initially thought. I could not remember exactly how I had turned it. The problem is every time I tried to duplicate it, I got a catch on the tail feathers.

Serendipity! I happen to run across  a picture on internet of a bird that had been turned on a wood lathe that got me intrigued. Especially since I announced the multi axis duck project which appeared doomed to failure! So I played around with the concept of an off axis woodturning to create a pretty cool bird. I made a video that will be out this Friday on my YouTube channel, but here is what they look like.

Let me know what you think.