For some time I have busy making work for a commission. It is a set of three easels that sit on tabletops. Here is a foto of one.
The three easels took up all my work space in the workshop, so I could not do any turning. Since Monday I have been able to get back on the lathe. Check out the heap of turnings! [See the gas bottle in the background for comparison. The heap is a metre high.]
It takes a bit of work to make a heap that size! The rain is needed to wet the shavings so that they start to decompose. Useful rain! Lovely rain! Dearest rain!
I now have a whole heap of pipes to tune and "finish".
There are some twenty or thirty pipes waiting for me. This was taken at 8am today. By 9am I had tuned and drilled seven of them. [All the Mahogany ones- the dark ones] Not a bad work output. I was taking my time to do a really good job. Tuning is the most time-consuming job. It can't be rushed. So I consider that good use of time.
I completed all the mahogany pipes I have turned in this set. With no more mahogany, there will be no more Mahogany pipes. They are beautiful with a full and clear tone.
If you want one email me on <<firstname.lastname@example.org>> while I still have some!!!
Cheers Chris the Pipemaker.