I have not posted much as I have been real busy with work but my Nephew and his wife had a little girl a month or so back and I promised a home made rattle for little Eve. Well I finally got on it this weekend and am doing two for thanks giving. One captured ring rattle and one with beans. A challenge in both ways as i have only done a caputere ring goblet once before and have never tried the other one. here is the captured ring one I finished yesterday. I had to make a tool to do the rings out of an old chisel as i couldn't find a file small enough in my drawer of files. The rattle is maple and is 2 inches by 5 with a wax buffed finish.
For the second rattle I had to build a jig and use a router to hollow out for the beans and then do a glue up before turning it (I have to turn it today). I will post a full set of pics today once I get it done. Wish me luck that I don't slip up and end up with it blowing up.