Tuesday, December 30, 2008

History in the Making!

Two momentous things happened today! I learned how to turn a spindle on a lathe, and got my licence 4 years after I turned 16. Take a guess which was my favorite...

Daniel and I drove out to the country to visit his aunt and uncle. After showing me around the adorable cabin and Uncle Dave's wood shop, Uncle Dave taught me how to turn a spindle. I got the hang of it pretty quickly, and enjoyed making various cuts with different tools and experimenting to see what I could come up with. He's promised that another time we'll learn to make a bowl together.

Daniel drove me home in time for my appointment with the DMV. My hands were sweating so much they stuck to the steering wheel. I passed rather nicely; but as a point of pride, wished I could've done better.

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