First off, rest assured I am not abandoning woodworking or turning, just trying to concentrate on grad school and preform well. When you take 14 years off, its a little daunting jumping back in with 9 hours of MBA work. Suffice to say, I've been studying HARD and it paid off tonight when I literally ACED my Statistic final! Didn't see that coming at all...
Anyhow, tomorrow my father in law and I are going to this:
It should be alot of fun. I was wondering if anyone else was headed out there.
Anyhow, I have not been completely idle....I took a study break a couple days ago and turned this:
Just a generic paste wax finish on it. I like the shape though.
I have a ton of wood out back so when the semester ends....if I'm not working like a fool to pay for this academic misadventure, I'll get some turning done. I have made some templates to cut segment pieces on the miter saw and just need to get the band saw lined out to get my wood to the proper dimensions to throw on there.
I also did a little thumbnail survey of the ranch and the wood available. Plenty of oak (meh) lots of mesquite and cedar and alot more of the Nogalito(Texas Walnut) than I originally thought. The way the creek flows (ie, mostly doesn't but pretty scary when it does) really causes it to grow funny. Big, bushy looking things with large, solid, woody trunks underneath.....so lots of good turning wood.
So...I will be busy....at some point....I have one more exam on Tuesday then will be able to slack off a little and turn some. So....stay tuned.