Well, finishing up the school year. Going through the projects completed. Have a wonderful stack of things that students created off of the JET Mini Lathes as well as the scroll saws. One project is a creation of the use of both tools. Students are sending Stu a Thank You as he sent us a box of wood pen blanks. I guarded them closely and waited for the end of the year as I was hoping their improved skills would insure them a completed pen versus a blowout. Photo skills of the teacher lack something/actually lack a lot. Am going to invest in a camera, tripod, and build a photo booth for these projects to be photographed in. Please enjoy and feel free to comment.
First picture, a conglomeration of turned mushrooms, scoll work background, the left chopper is actually a scrollwork chopper puzzle, turned some wooden eggs, left overs from wood pen blanks painted, drilled and turned into dice.
Second picture, a pair of pens from Stu's wood (S and K) with black titanium slim twist hardware.
Third picture, my ringmaster using a skew. I own a ring tool but find a skew easier and this student took it to another level as he has two sizes of rings one fits within the other, as well as sheer numbers per inch of stock.
Next picture, three slim lines left one blood wood, the other two from Japan, S and K wood.
Last one on the top line, a pair of snowmen. Originally bought a bunch of hickory hammer handles for 50 cents each, can get two "adult" one "juvenile" and from the top a christmas tree from each handle, sells for $5.00.
Canister set. Again, using just the tools that come from Craftsman's beginner set. This student found a nice walnut limb in a firewood pile, got enough to make this canister set for his mom on Mother's day.