Bob and I have been having all kinds of fun the last few weeks making gifts to take back to Minnesota. I got half a dozen pens turned today. Making those are quick and so rewarding. I have really fallen in love with some of the exotic woods like ebony and bocate and purple heart. I never knew there were so many woods. I can even identify quite a few of them. Who would ever have thought I would be doing this? Certainly not me.
Our woodworking journey is such a great example of what people can do that is brand new when they retire. We keep coming up with relatively simple and easy to do things that are great for gifts. I just ordered a pattern for something that looks really interesting to make on the scroll saw. These are some pens I made last year. Bob is working very hard on his part of the backs of the 12 chairs that the Woodworking Guild needs to make for the new OLLI building. Quite a learning curve for both Bob and Dan, his fellow woodworker.