As we neared the time for Lillian to use her shaving horse and lathe for the first time we needed to make a tool carrier to keep the turning tools safe and sharp. I cut the pieces needed and with the help of Lillian and Julius we quickly assembled it.
As time was short I didn’t worry too much about accuracy or aesthetics. It is functional and didn’t drain too much time.
In the first batch of three photos we have Julius and I assembling the tool carrier. I wish I could remember what we were joking about. There is Lillian posing for the camera with her carrier. She joked it is her way of going ready to work in her office. Finally, a photo of Lillian using her lathe for the first time. She made a chisel handle, one of several that she needs.
In the meantime she has also made a prototype ‘pestle’ for squeezing the juice through a seive whilst making fruit juice. Previously she has used a fork.
The programme will now be for me to make a series of items on the lathe and for her to replicate each item in turn. Guidance on ways to approach different techniques will be given as needed, but on the whole Lillian is quite capable on the lathe. Development and enhancement is the aim.
I would really appreciate some feedback from you on how these details are coming across. It’s a bit like shooting in the dark without reactions, feedback and comments.