Today the Detroit Area Woodturners had their annual holiday party during our December meeting. The club Holiday Challenge was part of this. At the last meeting members were given two pieces of wood to make something with. Bring in what you made to the December meeting and get a gift certificate. This is always a fun activity because most members come up with interesting and different items instead of the standard turned bowl or vase.
I was given a piece of Maple and what looked like a piece of Koa. The maple block had a rather large tear out that would limit what I could do with it. After some thought I decided to turn a block of cheese out of the maple and some mice from the Koa.
The hardest part turned out to be the mouse ears. I tried using several different types of material and couldn’t get them to look right. I eventually picked up a small piece of leather from the craft store to use.