Joe has a workshop set up in the basement. He's been so busy since we arrived in Buffalo that this is the first time that he has had an opportunity to use it. He finds wood turning relaxing. I think it also satisfies the artist him to create things of beauty.
He came upstairs yesterday with the first 2 pens. The photos do not do them justice! The one on the left is the color of the sky as a storm is clearing. It is absolutely gorgeous. The red one has golden orange flecks all through it....like some kind of wild galaxy from Star Trek! These, of course are made of acrylic, but he has also used wood (including Olive wood pruned from the groves of Bethlehem) and antler.
So many people have commented on the beauty of his handy work. Back home in Penn Yan, he sold them at the local book store (He also sold his wine bottle stoppers at some of the wineries, but that is another story all together! LOL) You can see more of his work at www.flwoodturning.com.
I am so proud of him. I just needed to brag on him a little bit. I hope you'll excuse me. But after seeing his work, I know you'll understand.