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  • Birthday 07/13/1944

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  1. Each time I try to post after the earring stand post it puts that post back up again as if I'm doing an edit? So I can only say 🙃🙃🙃 I decided to delete it all so I hope this comes out OK? Whatever, thank you again ladies. Mary Jo, the hook stand. The base id English elm that I have had for about 20 years and the rest of it is black walnut. Both woods I love to work with. I hadn't thought of 2 rows and after a little thought I will stay with one at the moment me-thinks.. The boxes are what's called 'band saw boxes' and I have made them for a long time now, normally larger than these a
  2. Firstly ladies, thank you for your lovely comments. Mary Jo, you mean these As they used to say on Blue Peter, this is one I made earlier 😃 The lady who had the needles also bought it so I will have to make a couple more. The holes in the top need to be slightly larger and the dips in the bottom a bit deeper but it turned out quite well. On a completely different track, I also make earring stands like it. Earrings in the little holes, rings on the finial and bits and bobs in the trays. Lovely to make and I've made several now.
  3. I haven't been on here for a while now and this is for a very different subject. A short while back I was turning some crochet hooks for a lady in Malmesbury, our local town. She asked me if I could turn some knitting needles for her. I said that I thought so and I nearly fell of my perch when she told me what she wanted as I had never dreamed that anything like that existed. What she wanted was 3 different sizes. I have put the photo of them below. The 'little' ones are 25mm X 50cm, black walnut and box wood, next 30mm X 60cm, black walnut and oak and 40mm X 60cm accoya and o
  4. Thank you for noticing that. I had missed it and it won't be there for very long. The rest of it is quite smooth and shouldn't be a problem. It was quite fascinating to see the different features qppear as it was being turned. It's always the same because when it's spinning you can see the shape, but it's not till you stop the lathe that you see what it is really like. Obviously, every one is just so different.
  5. I was asked, by a lady who teaches crochet locally, if I made yarn bowls. I had looked at them online and wondered. After she asked I decided that I had a part finished tulip tree wood bowl that might just fit the job. It had a large-ish fissure in the side that would transform into the 'slot' for the yarn and all it needed was the hole at the bottom end. I now have, what I think is, a lovely yarn bowl. The grain is always lovely on tulip wood and the reason that I have never got fed up with wood turning, even after 25 years. With the unbalance caused by the fissure it was not an easy bowl to
  6. Hi ladies, I was looking in at Granny S' reply to a post of mine and saw "virus blanket" and thought the worst? But it is a lovely concentric pattern isn't it. It seems to me that the only restriction is the mind of the person with the hook 😃
  7. Don't worry about not understanding Glaswegian Granny S. I don't either half the time. Geordy or Scouse are similar. Search on them ðŸĪŠ One of the blokes I worked with when I worked as a mainframe hardware service engineer, a little firm you may have heard of, IBM, He was from Aberdeen and his accent after a couple of pints made the Glaswegians sound like the Queen's English ðŸ˜ĩ
  8. I tend to use both but much favour Imperial. I can see 3/16ths in my minds eye, but 4.5mm 😟 Just as a matter of interest you still didn't get the date correct for this side of the pond. It should have been 12/4/20 or 12th April 2020. 😍 🙃
  9. I really love the measures still in use around the world. I'm not digging at you JoPeep, but so many times I see, and use, Imperial and metric in the same measurement and it reminds me of a story told by a friend after he had been to a wood yard. He had asked for some 2" X 4" wood and wanted 10'. The bloke told him it was sold in meters and he got what he wanted, but when he asked the price he was told that it was 10 pence a foot! He swore bling that it actually happened and I believe him. As for your hook. The most important thing is that YOU are happy with it and it's comfortable,
  10. Hi Granny S, no not quite. It's the thingy for winding the shanks off of the spindle. Thank you for the gen on the hook length. Things like that make it a lot easier to get it right.
  11. Blimey JoPeep, that hook looks more like a boat hook! That style of hook is just as simple as any of the hooks that I have turned, but it would be slightly less bumpy, I hope 😉😉 I have arthritic hands and wrists and the pens I do are that form in order to make them a lot easier to use so I can understand the reasoning. What sort of length are the hooks you use. As I said before, I am a complete thicky on crocheting but learning quickly, I hope? Also, earlier in the thread I said about being interested in the spinning side also. Well, I am now the owner of a fairly rough and read
  12. With the world in lock down not much happening, but hey-ho, that's life at the moment unfortunately!
  13. No worries on that one BP. There is a thread on spinning in the Special Crochet & Fiber Techniques So I put a thread in there, but thank you for your help anyway. The metal hook is a lot easier than the way I did it and that's probably why? I think that mine looks nicer though ðŸĪ“ I seems there is as much variation in drop spindles as there is in the hooks 😟😟
  14. Hi ladies, I hope that you don't mind me butting in? I have been active on the Hook forum up till now and after a nose around I found this one. For those who haven't seen any of my posts I am a hobby/passionate wood turner and I have just started turning some crochet hooks I have been turning for 25 years now, but only as my hobby. I have just turned a one piece drop spindle and have been looking for some information on what they are? So, it appears that the one I have done is a top whorl? I hadn't realised there was so much to this lark! And as I didn't want a metal hook on the top I ma
  15. Thank you for the photos BP. It looks very simple and as I said, I was trying to avoid the metal top hook. Mine is all one bit of wood. That takes a bit more effort, but I think it's worth it. Plus, I like to 'tart' my stuff up a bit 😃 I had wondered about a notch in the flywheel. That's quite logical and I shall 'insert' one. 👍
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