John's previous comments about me not sleeping due to the work I do got me thinking about the work I do an how much people may or may not think I get through in a day ( when I decide to get stuck in so to speak). This of course on top of getting up at 0630, sorting the dogs and cats out, feeding the children, getting pack lunches ready, breakfast in bed for my good lady, then sort the house out followed by school pick up time and coocking the dinner. ( My wife Liz works full time much harder than I do so working from home suits us both).
As previously mentioned I have to get some bread and butter work finished for various outlets so today was finishing the items I had turned yesterday plus finish a few more.
No, not all of these items have been turned from scratch, but have been finished today.
The three bowls, back left, were finished from yesterday, oiled, buffed etc with the bowls on the right hand side and the hollow forms requiring only the bases to be finished with abrasive as they had been turned in batches with the spigots needing removing and finished, then a few coats of sealer and the whole of the forms buffed.
It looks a lot but finishing the base of a bowl does not take long around 5 - 10 mins followed by buffing.
So in all twelve forms finished with the three hollow forms waiting for lids and finials. I also managing to progress the maple bowl that I started yesterday as shown below with the cut out and hole now removed.
Next is the time consuming process of finishing the cut outs to a high finish with abrasive followed by colouring and turning a sphere.