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Project by BillWyko posted 06-18-2014 12:37 AM 3381 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone, sorry I haven’t been around much. I can finally let the cat out of the bag, Woodturning Design Magazine has given me the honor of the cover of their fine publication as well as a bio on my woodworking history. I haven’t got my hands on a copy yet, just the cover. The piece they chose for the cover is my favorite segmented piece to date. 1902 pieces of Curly Maple and Tropical Walnut. I did this using a completely different method I derived from an inlay technique, it was practice for a much, much larger vessel that is in progress. If any of you haven’t had the opportunity to read WDM, it’s an excellent publication with a superb balance of technique, feature artists, tool reviews and much more. You would be amazed just what can come off a lathe, not just bowls. Anyway, please enjoy, I’ll post more once I receive my copy. Thanks to Joe Herrmann for all his help & guidance to make this come true.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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#1 posted 06-18-2014 02:21 AM

Congratulations! What a wonderful honor.

That turnig is magnificent!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 06-18-2014 03:28 AM

Very impressive….
The piece and the cover!!!

A wonderful piece….
I hope the article explains your process!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 06-18-2014 03:35 AM

That is really a gorgeous vase. The walls look exceptionally thin which really enhances the delicate design. It’s hard to believe that it could actually be made from wood! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the well deserved cover placement.


-- Voltaire: “Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities” There are 112 genders (not including male and female)

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#4 posted 06-18-2014 03:36 AM

COOL ! can’t wait to see the magazine !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#5 posted 06-18-2014 05:08 AM

Congratulations!You realy deserve it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 06-18-2014 05:25 AM

Congratulations, and thank you for sharing.


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#7 posted 06-18-2014 10:11 AM

Congratulations. It’s a really beautiful vase in every way and quite an honor.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#8 posted 06-18-2014 02:18 PM

Awesome! Congrats and beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing :)

-- Dan

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#9 posted 06-18-2014 02:20 PM

Congrats HM! That’s one heck of a piece there and certainly a well deserved honor gracing the magazine cover.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#10 posted 06-18-2014 02:37 PM

Great Job! Congratulations!!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 06-18-2014 02:53 PM

Congratulations. It looks great.

-- A man can never have enough tools. Now where did I put that hammer?

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#12 posted 06-18-2014 03:05 PM

Simply gorgeous. Congratulations!!

-- Some rescue cats, some rescue dogs. I rescue tools. Feel free to send me any tools you cannot take care of or don’t want and I will foster them until I find a good home for them.

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#13 posted 06-18-2014 04:28 PM

All I can say is, what little I contribute to you all is tiny compared to what I get back. My skills only exist because of what I have learned from all of you. So thank you all for your generous contributions to my skills and the forums, take a bow, you all deserve it. Again, thanks very much. There’s a bigger one coming down the road too.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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#14 posted 06-18-2014 04:30 PM

Someone could easily mistake that for pottery as it is intricate and beautiful!
Congratulations on making the magazine cover, not an easy accomplishment!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#15 posted 06-18-2014 05:58 PM

hey..what a wonderful acknowledgement of your piece & skill. Congrats on the cover. Hope you post it on the turning sites, so we can all gush over it! :-)

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