Our dad is turning on his lathe. He's making handles for chisels and for slicks. A slick is like a very long chisel only you push it to remove wood instead of pounding it with a mallet. Slicks have very long handles. The last two tools to the far right in the picture below are slicks.
Dad started out with square stock and he's making it round.
This is a chisel handle made out of oak. Dad is sanding it while the lathe is spinning. It's much faster this way. You can't tell that the lathe is spinning but it is.
Molly and mom put boiled linseed oil on the handles to give them some color before the finish is applied.
The chisels are looking good after two coats of treatment~
Tiger maple slick~
These two slick handles are oak. Dad put an ebony stain on them for something a little bit different.
You all know what this wood is by now☺
Our slick trunk. It's full of slicks for the students to use when dad teaches his timber frame class.
Angel Whooper is enjoying the snow and the sunshine.
And the black swans are enjoying the sunshine too. Dad put hay down on the ice for them and they're loving it.