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Sunday, 17 November 2019

Yesterdays Student Richard

My Student yesterday was Richard a present from his Wife Jayne for a days Woodturning Experience.Richard will not be taking up Turning in the short term as he has too many other commitments but I suspect he will later in life when he has more time.
I really enjoyed yesterday Richard was good company and very easy to teach show him something once and he could do it.



Friday, 15 November 2019

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen

I am very pleased and proud to say I am now a full Member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.In my opinion the best guild in the west of England probably best in the UK.
Not an easy Guild to get into the standards are very high and I am proud to be accepted.
Link below to the Guild.
https://www.crafts.org.uk/

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Mark and Bob

My Students yesterday were Mark and Bob both have been turning for a while but self taught and  done mostly Spindle turning,
They both wanted to polish up on Bowl turning so they had a day with me and now will be more confident with their Bowl turning 
They both turned very nice Sycamore Bowls as you can see.



Friday, 25 October 2019

Box making course today


 Today my Students were Paul and Martin on a Box making day
I have lost count of the times Paul has been here over the years but it was a first time for Martin.
The day was spent making Box's with Pewter inserts in the lids.
Both did very well as you can see from following pics










Wednesday, 23 October 2019

14" Cedar of Lebanon Bowl

14 " Cedar of Lebanon beautiful figuring.
This came from a Private Estate in Devon it was cut down about a year ago and roughed out soon after .
The second pic is the wood roughed out
Myself and three mates were given the opportunity to help ourselves to wood that had been cut down.
There was Yew,Turkey Oak Holm Oak and Cedar of Lebanon.


Sunday, 20 October 2019

Dan and Ed

Yesterday my Students were Dan and Ed and both look like they will be taking up Woodturning as a hobby.
They both took to Woodturning easily and I am sure they will be good turners in the future.
Very well done both of you two very nice Sycamore Bowls to take home





Friday, 18 October 2019

Loren and Hazel

Today I had the pleasure of teaching two lovely Ladies Bowl turning.
I always enjoy teaching Ladies and today was no exception easy to teach good company and I get payed for it.Life is good.

From these two Sycamore Blanks they made two lovely Bowls