Learning Turning - and Decoration

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Project by DrDirt posted 06-22-2009 12:25 AM 1811 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Took a class at Marc Adams School June 15-19. The instructor Graeme Priddle from New Zealand was outstanding. I am brand new to turning, having just a midi lathe and turned a couple of pens.
The focus of the class was more on surface embellishment, carving, pyrography and stippling.
These were the first pieces I have made. It was nice to try a number of different tools, and so as I expand my skills I know what new “toys” I want to get.
Turning the ‘canoe’ was a new experience doing off center work.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#1 posted 06-22-2009 01:32 AM

Dave, very nice first pieces. I hope when I try to make some bowls on my lathe that they come out half as good. Nice job

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#2 posted 06-22-2009 02:35 AM

Nice work, you could have had no better teacher than Graeme. His work is outstanding, hope you took in everything he had to offer.

-- Dale

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#3 posted 06-22-2009 02:42 AM

Very nice turnings great job

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#4 posted 06-22-2009 02:56 AM

These are outstanding and show your aptitude for turning,, well done mate.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 06-22-2009 04:15 AM

Great turnings, you learned well.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 06-22-2009 07:50 PM

Thanks for checking it out – should finish the more difficult piece that I turned at the school, but have not yet finished the sculpting with hand chisels to manage the surface.
Even learned some kiwi -

‘chillybin’ = igloo cooler
‘torch’ = flashlight
my favorite – ‘hard to find as rockinghorse dung’


-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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