Yesterday was one of those days when the wood just worked beautifully. I cut up a nice labrnum log specially to make a large mazer, the first we have done with a 7" rim. Then I cut up part of a lovely burr maple to make mazers and quaiches. I think they came out really nicely.
It was raining whilst I cut the blanks but fortunately the torential downpours waited for the afternoon whilst I was turning in the workshop.
Here is the big laburnum one, the log.
Rough cut blank.
Turned and finished.
And whilst I had the camera out I did a pic of a laburnum quaich I turned earlier.
Tomorrow I go to Cliveden House for the Artisan of the Year Awards. I am one of four shortlisted craftsfolk for the top award organised by Balvenie whisky and Country Living magazine. I am very frustrated that whilst there will be a special Balvenie whisky tasting I am having to drive since Cliveden is a 5 hour train journey and I need to be home to look after the children.