A Homemade Life
Welcome to Homemade Life.

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member or join our community if not ....

Chilli-head
Who is online?
In total there are 2 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 2 Guests

None

Most users ever online was 62 on 10th April 2015, 8:24 am
Latest topics
» A fresh start to 2018 in the January garden
by Dandelion 13th January 2018, 11:23 pm

» Chair #4: The lath back
by Chilli-head 13th January 2018, 5:55 pm

» More mead ...
by Chilli-head 10th January 2018, 12:47 pm

» Seed swap anyone?
by Dandelion 8th January 2018, 4:33 pm

» What can *I* do ?
by Dandelion 7th January 2018, 10:20 pm

» What are you harvesting today?
by Dandelion 7th January 2018, 10:18 pm

» Seed Banks and reliable suppliers
by freebird 7th January 2018, 9:37 pm

» New arrivals
by Ploshkin 6th January 2018, 9:25 pm

» Left-overs
by Dandelion 5th January 2018, 10:26 pm

» Recycling Christmas
by Dandelion 5th January 2018, 1:09 pm

» Trumpington wassail
by FloBear 4th January 2018, 4:35 pm

» It's now more difficult to dispose of plastic waste
by Dandelion 1st January 2018, 12:12 pm

» Turkey leftovers Mexican style
by Chilli-head 28th December 2017, 12:08 pm

» School visit
by Dandelion 26th December 2017, 11:59 am

» Endangered crafts
by Ploshkin 24th December 2017, 2:51 pm

» Two minute beach clean
by FloBear 15th December 2017, 10:10 am

» Irish Wheaten Bread
by Ploshkin 13th December 2017, 1:42 pm

» What arts and craft things have you been making lately?
by Dandelion 11th December 2017, 5:31 pm

» What have I done in the workshop today?
by Ploshkin 9th December 2017, 6:23 pm

» Best before ...
by FloBear 8th December 2017, 2:28 pm

Statistics
We have 632 registered users
The newest registered user is habsgrljj

Our users have posted a total of 45086 messages in 2345 subjects
HML on FaceBook
RSS feeds



Donate to our Charity
The Homemade life supports Kiva - microloans for people in developing countries working to change their lives.  These loans are repaid to our KIVA account, so your donation is used many times to help different people - literally the gift that keeps on giving..

Pole lathe turned ornaments.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

default Pole lathe turned ornaments.

Post by Chilli-head on 28th September 2015, 11:55 am

A lovely autumn day for a bit of wood turning at Wimpole yesterday.  I thought I would turn my mind to getting ahead for the festive occasion that I know may not yet be mentioned by name  as it still a long way off (*).  We will be turning at the ********* craft fair and possibly selling some things, so I wondered if I could make something a bit cute to catch the eye as a change from dibbers !



Now, opinions wanted.  I was going to make some buttons and eyes from a dark wood, and a carrot nose from Yew for my snowmen, and stain the hats black - but do you think perhaps the simplicity of leaving them as  they are might be better ?  I'm leaning that way.  It would certainly save time - but which would you like best, plain or decorated ?

(*) I got into trouble for mentioning it too early last year Embarassed  - sorry, but if I don't get a head start I always end up in a panic.  Last year I was still making chopping boards the night before !
avatar
Chilli-head
Admin and Boss man

Posts : 2424
Join date : 2010-02-23
Location : Bedfordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Pole lathe turned ornaments.

Post by Ploshkin on 28th September 2015, 9:44 pm

I like the tree, simple and effective (simple design that is, not workmanship). I like the plain snowmen but suspect that they might be more saleable with faces. Would a plain snowman obviously be a snowman to someone if it was sat on its own without any 'seasonal' clues.
avatar
Ploshkin

Posts : 1135
Join date : 2013-07-18
Location : Mid Wales

Back to top Go down

default Re: Pole lathe turned ornaments.

Post by freebird on 29th September 2015, 6:14 pm

I recognized the snowmen immediately, before I had read your post, CH. But didn't work out what the tree was for a few minutes - might be down to the shadows in the photo as I thought it was a spiral.

Maybe some of each, and see what is most popular.
avatar
freebird

Posts : 1585
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 61
Location : South East England

Back to top Go down

default Re: Pole lathe turned ornaments.

Post by Dandelion on 30th September 2015, 10:05 pm

I was going to suggest some of each as well

................................................................................................................................
The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers and sisters.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.
avatar
Dandelion
Admin

Posts : 4573
Join date : 2010-01-17
Age : 61
Location : Ledbury, Herefordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Pole lathe turned ornaments.

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum