My first bowl made on a wood turning lathe

It was beyond exciting, and somewhat scary, when I decided to try my hand at wood turning on a lathe.  

It is hard to believe you start with a ‘blank’, or lump of wood that you can carefully turn into something beautiful.  Amazing too that you can use a microwave to dry out the wood.  Far more interesting than baking a potato!

Many thanks to Sam who taught me this new skill at a Meetup in his amazing garden workshop.