Sunday, January 31, 2021

Depth Perception

My left eye did better yesterday...I was able to see, mostly, without pain in it.  Unlike my right eye which was still a misery and so I taped it shut and it then wasn't as painful at bedtime last night-- which was a major improvement.  I am well acquainted with pain yet the eye pain put me right over the top of endurance!
So I still didn't do much yesterday but by late afternoon, I was going stir-crazy.  I had loaded this hunk of wood on the lathe the other day so I decided to try a little bit of turning.
Do you know that with only one eye, you lose your depth perception!  I know this is true but it sure was driven home yesterday.  I moved so much slower and that wasn't wholly a bad thing.  After a few hours of persistence, I had the bottom of the bowl finished.  This is a piece of Camphor.
I turned it around on the lathe and will get to it again later today.  You can see how much wood was removed just on the one side of the bowl;  there is three times this amount on the floor!  I usually clean up completely at the end of my lathe time but I had to walk away this time...I can guarantee the mess will be there for me later! lol
 

3 comments:

  1. Whoa.....that's a lot of shavings! We cut a dead tree down the other day and finally got around to raking up the mess but you got us beat!
    Feel better soon.

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  2. I'm so sorry the eye pain is still there. I hope when you woke this morning that it was much, much better.
    That's a LOT of shavings. I hope a little helper cleaned up for you during the night! lol Remember the story of the shoemaker and the elves?
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  3. That is a ton of shavings - I hope doing that didn't irritate your eyes more! Hope your eyes are much better this morning!

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