Homeschooling, farm life and our love of earth

"Everything that happens to you is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your own life and be taught by it." ~Polly Berrien Berends

Monday, 17 November 2008

Wood turning and another mushroom

Karl has moved his lathe onto the stoep for summer. When he wants to wood turn he wheels onto the grass and the sawdust falls onto the grass as instant mulch! here he is working a piece of Hibiscus into mushrooms.
Here is the last of the mushrooms for Wool creations in the States.

Wild Olive

Size:7cm Wide by 5cm High.

Postage cost: USD 3-00

Made for Annette of Wool Creations - USA


Ariad said...

They are so cool! I'd love a cute little mushroom like that. He is very tallented...and what a lovely place to work.

Ramblings of a lunatic mom and lampworker said...

That is way cool!! I haven't visited your blog in a while and thought I should pop by. Was just saying to hubby that we'll have to make a plan and stop by someday. I can teach you lampworking and we can have FUN!! Off to find your honey cake recipe - could have sworn I saw one here somewhere previousley.

Love and Hugs

aka ShellyD

Sarah said...

I love these mushrooms. I think I need to get my husband a lathe!

Leilani said...

I always love the mushrooms. I dream of purchasing one from person. :) Maybe someday!

RunninL8 said...

I am LOVING the mushrooms! I've gotten into woodworking the last year and I'm really enjoying it(Dollhouses and puzzles mostly)!
I'm wondering..what kind of equiptment is needed for making those mushrooms? Thanks for any info!

Carle said...

Thanks everyone for your encouraging mails, I love these mushrooms and encourge Karl to make them,

So to answer your question RunninL8 - I read your mail to Karl here is his response
" you need a lathe and a pushy wife"

So let me answer the question
A wood turning lathe, wood turning tools and wood with interesting knobs or joins.



RunninL8 said...

Ha, ha! Thanks!

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