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