I like simple things and I like to keep things simple. A few bits of old timber rescued from the bonfire, a willow log split in half, some cheap bits of steel and a few handtools. Nothing special; and my lathe is nothing special either. The word ‘ramshackle’ always springs to mind when I look at it, (others have been less polite!)….and yet it works. With it and with some similarly simple, hand-forged tools…rustic wooden bowls are liberated from logs. The rhythmic sound of steel peeling shavings, birdsong all around and the smell of fresh-cut wood in the air. These simple things I like very much.