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
» What are you harvesting today?
by Ploshkin Yesterday at 2:26 pm

» Compost - question and answer thread
by Ploshkin 23rd May 2017, 10:59 pm

» The May garden - catch up time !
by FloBear 23rd May 2017, 4:36 pm

» What have I done in the workshop today?
by Ploshkin 20th May 2017, 6:55 pm

» National Mills weekend
by Chilli-head 9th May 2017, 10:33 am

» No-dig gardening & weed control
by Ploshkin 5th May 2017, 11:06 pm

» April - busiest month of the gardeners year ?
by freebird 29th April 2017, 5:34 pm

» Amazing Hotels
by Dandelion 17th April 2017, 3:49 pm

» The art of enough
by Dandelion 13th April 2017, 11:04 am

» The Repair Shop
by FloBear 6th April 2017, 9:10 am

» Knitting in the round
by Ploshkin 2nd April 2017, 6:12 pm

» Marching into the spring garden
by Chilli-head 30th March 2017, 8:22 pm

» Birdbox cam
by Chilli-head 15th March 2017, 4:04 pm

» This year's challenge
by Ploshkin 15th March 2017, 3:23 pm

» The Secrets of Your Food - Chillies !
by Chilli-head 11th March 2017, 8:52 pm

» Big Dreams Small Spaces
by Ploshkin 7th March 2017, 9:57 am

» Chair #3: The smoker's bow
by freebird 7th March 2017, 8:44 am

» First February sowings
by Dandelion 28th February 2017, 9:56 pm

» Seed swap anyone?
by Dandelion 28th February 2017, 9:49 pm

» Sweet Chilli Jelly
by Ploshkin 2nd February 2017, 9:39 am

Statistics
We have 630 registered users
The newest registered user is alexispau

Our users have posted a total of 44252 messages in 2301 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 : 2256
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 : 972
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 : 1451
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 60
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 : 4423
Join date : 2010-01-17
Age : 60
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