Most of the day was spent finishing the woodturning on this set of Mopane pipes with Olive mounts. I really love the way they look and haven’t glued on the silver or tied in the bag yet but I wanted to take a quick picture. I love the way this looks and I picked out the most feature-full piece of Olive I had for the set. This has been a good week for turning but a bad week for supplies and equipment. The excellent vacuum cleaner I use for dust collection started making bad noises and a burning smell yesterday as I was gluing on the mounts and today it slowly went kaput, losing suction, making horrible noises and emitting a dangerous smell. I ordered another one exactly like it since this one has given me four years of great service and I’ve abused the hell out of it. We’ll have a Viking funeral for this poor Electrolux Harmony that was worked to death. I just need to build a little boat for it. Tomorrow is leather day and hopefully I’ll be playing this Mopane set in the afternoon.