Maker of turned and sculpted items in wood and mixed media.
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Hi Mark I would like to see you turn some serpentine from Cornwall. Regards John Smith
Hi John Thank you for your interest. Yes serpentine stone would be interesting as you have a long history of it being turned down there. Must get some and give it a try.
Wow - is that limestone? What does it do to the tools??? Looks great though...
Hi Rosemary Yes it is limestone from a beech on the Dorset coast.It knackers the tools but I used old ones that have been sat gathering dust. Not any more difficult to turn that box wood, but different work holding is required and best to use carbide tools, which are on order, apart from that the major consideration is health and safety. A piece of stone breaking off is a much harder sharper missile than wood. The other consideration is the dust corrosion of the lathe bearings etc, so I have made some simple alterations to the headstock and environment for protection. I have been turning some other found stone and materials with good results which I hope to get back into soon.Hope you are well.
Very nice Mark.
Thanks George. It is enjoyable, but I am not sure I will be doing a great deal of it as the dust is a nightmare. Will have to see when I have more time to dedicate to turning some more.
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