Monday, 1 October 2012

Sherwood Forest Turnings

I have spent the past two days re-enacting in sherwood forest. I have to say its been a fantastic event! have had ago at firing a replica 15th century canon, having a few fights throughout the day, and making some pole lathed bowls for some re-enacters. I was able to make 4 bowls over the 2 days, i would have had 5 but one sadly split whilst trying to snap the core off.

the top two were made out of sycamore which was rather dry but gave a superb finish and the bottom two are made out of some birch local to sherwood forest. The birch was very green a cut like a dream and was lucky enough to take a little bit of the birch home to make some more bowls (and maybe some spoons).