|Simple birch bowl - needs drying and finishing|
It went well and I enjoyed myself. I learnt a few invaluable lessons:
1 - you can never underestimate the importance of a sharp tool.
2 - a chainsaw makes roughing out blanks a lot easier.
3 - despite my need for immediate results, you need to take your time in order to be successful.
I'm sure there were other things I learnt, like the need for a golfing umbrella in Julian's shed and that water and electricity are actually natural bed-fellows.