If you look at one of my earlier blogs you will see where I turned some small belaying pins on the mini lathe.  Turning on a lathe is not that different than turning a clay pot on a turntable. 

I was thinking of this when I invited Pat to come down to watch me turn one of the pins.  Actually I was thinking of the scene from Ghost where Demi Moore shows Swayze how to pull a pot. Great movie scene.

So I am bent over turning the pin and Pat is crouched over behind me watching.  I said is’nt this just like turning pottery,  but it did not achieve the same result. 

I will have to try it again wearing a singlet (instead of my coveralls) and not wearing the magnifying headpiece.