A few turnings on a Sunday afternoon.

Today was a great Sunday indeed. I was up by 8:30 and enjoyed a cup of coffee before making a mega batch of waffles (always nice to have them throughout the week as a breakfast option). By 11:00 I was off to mow the lawn for the first time this spring. It looks a little ratty yet, but it'll get better. I also managed to finish the rebuild of the window frame for my neighbor. It's not pretty, but it should do the job. Afterwards, Jen was deep in glass bead creating, so I turned out a few more pens. The top row is two gold Gatsby style twist ballpoints with Amboyna Burl. The other two I had were claimed within a couple of days, so I turned a few more which I suspect will go fast as well. The next row has a black enamel slim line pen and pencil set with Spalted Pecan. This set is for my own personal use. With all the pens I have turned, I have only one that I ever carry with me. This set will fit nicely in my messenger bag. The other image is a mechanical shop/sketch pencil dressed in Padauk (which may already be spoken for). A few more turnings latter this week (a commission for a friend) and I also anticipate the arrival of my Delta variable speed bench grinder which will make sharpening the lathe tools effortless.