Saturday, 5 January 2019

Mike and Caroline

My first Students of the new year Mike and Caroline .
Today was Mike's Birthday present from Caroline his Birthday was in November so I expect it is a Birthday and Christmas present.
Caroline decides to come along and keep Mike company and I am pleased she did like Mike she was great company.
They were a real delight and easy to teach which made the first of the new year easy for me.
Mike turned a very nice Sycamore Bowl with a curved rim and Caroline turned a very nice Sycamore Bowl with a textured and coloured rim.

Thank you bothe for making life easy for me today

1 comment:

  1. My wife bought me a day of tuition with George as a birthday present at the end of November 2018 and we both went along to Burnham on Sea early in January 2019.

    George and his wife Susan, both made us feel very welcome and after a good cup of tea and some introductions, we got to work. George has a clear love of his subject and was very clear (and patient) in explaining the basics to us both as (more or less) complete novices. After explaining some basic theory principles about wood grain, shrinkage, cutting direction etc and having given us a safety brief, George selected some sycamore blanks and prepared them for mounting on the lathe. He then expertly guided us, step by step through all the processes of making the blank round, shaping and finishing the outside, then hollowing and finishing the inside.

    At every stage, George constantly helped, advised, cajoled and motivated us. When necessary he stepped in and helped, but he was very restrained in doing that and largely left us to make our own mistakes, so that we felt the finished items were genuinely our own work.

    The turning lessons were never too long - being regularly interrupted with breaks, tea, biscuits and a delicious home cooked soup at lunch time.

    We both thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will definitely do more in the future.

    Thanks to George and Susan for their hospitality, patience, training - and good company.