Wood turning projects

Wooden Animals

Ken’s been busy designing and making nativity animals. Please click on the photos to see the larger image.

 

Dave Lloyd from Shrewsbury

Today Ken and I (Dan) went on a trip to see Dave LLoyd in Shrewsbury.

Dave had bought a TriSpin from us a few weeks ago, and had adapted it to suit his pole lathe. On this visit he had kindly offered to take us to a small business which keeps interesting seasoned cuts of wood, and of course we were eager to see his workshop and what he makes.

Dave's workshop
The workshop used to house Stafford Canaries, can you see how it gets its colour?

Dave has an interesting selection of talents. His current projects include constructing an ornate mantel piece decorated with contrasting wood inlays, making a variety of walking sticks including ones with difficult to bend buffalo horn handles, and even finely shaped and painted pottery.

He wanted a TriSpin steady rest for making the walking sticks, and he mounted it on his pole lathe with a little adaptation to the spacer block, and a U bolt.

TriSpin on a pole lathe
TriSpin adapted for the pole lathe

Amongst other things Dave has a talent for building working spaces to pursue his hobbies and it was a delight to learn what and how he makes his creations.

Dave's pottery
Dave also has a talent for spinning pottery

I will share a link to Dave’s walking sticks and more as soon as it is available.

Thank you for sharing your passion with us today.

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