My eldest daughter today was away at a friends and I had told my youngest, Bella, that I would set up my mini lathe so that she can have it for herself ( except when I need it to demo). Bella was over the moon as she loves turning and is taking to it very well.
It has been some time since we both had time in the workshop together, I guess other things have gotten in the way.
Today however we went into the work shop at 1200 hrs and came out at 1700hrs, with a bite to eat for lunch of course.
Bella wanted to concentrate on turning between centres in the main and spent most of her time happily turning beads, coves, using the roughing and spindle gouges to just make shapes.
Nothing too serious as for me it is about building confidence and safe working practises over making bowls etc which she has done in the past with 95% of her time today going solo, enabling me to get on with my own work as I kept a watchful eye and open ear on Bella.
Here are some pictures of one of the best days I have had in some time.