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by Dick Kelly
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Bye way of introduction.
Replies: 12
Views: 129

Re: Bye way of introduction.

Very nice, Rob, I just finished a detour through your gallery and I like the collection of variations on a theme. The Wenge group especially appealed to me. The clean, mechanical fluting and the variety of woods you use make your work very recognizable. Don't worry about the quirky posting requireme...
by Dick Kelly
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Happy Goldfish BOC Box
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Happy Goldfish BOC Box

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Hmmm. I wonder why all the pictures didn't show -- I'll try again.
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by Dick Kelly
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Happy Goldfish BOC Box
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Happy Goldfish BOC Box

Here's a Johnny Tolly-style BOC box -- my first BoC box --thanks to Johnny for answering questions and help along the way. I don't segment or work large, so using the PVC with turned top, bottom and lid fit my process. The watery fabric suited the goldfish theme, so I stenciled on a goldfish shape a...
by Dick Kelly
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Pewa Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 112

Re: Pewa Practice

Good morning, Jim. I have friends and relatives scattered around southeastern Michigan, so I've been hearing a lot (bad) about the weather. I'm not surprised you have time to look at catalogues and find things to buy. This is a really nice bowl -- It's part of the current conversation about how nice...
by Dick Kelly
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Earthquake in Wales
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Earthquake in Wales

Hi, Les. I just read about an earthquake in southern Wales, in the area near Swansea. I know you're up north of there, but Wales is not a big place so I'm concerned that the tremor might have knocked some stuff off the shelves in Pren. I hope not, but wood isn't as prone to breakage as fine china. A...
by Dick Kelly
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Can this marriage survive?
Replies: 16
Views: 273

Re: Can this marriage survive?

Nie, Curt. You just really do like to try things out and this latest direction shows that you're successful at most everything you try. You're a guy who can't be categorized by thumbnails. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Splits and cracks, but not a leg in sight!
Replies: 14
Views: 151

Re: Splits and cracks, but not a leg in sight!

Very nice, Les. The variety in figure and bark inclusion complements the simplicity of the shape. And without a leg to stand on. ---Dick
by Dick Kelly
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Murmuration- Winner TOTW 2-18-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: Murmuration

This is super, Mike. A lot of new ideas in this for you -- I like the bicolor paint, although it can be finicky to get the effect you want. and your photography shows everything to your best advantage. I've used some of that color shift paint that I call "motorcycle helmet paint" The brand is Dupli-...
by Dick Kelly
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: B&R Bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: B&R Bowl

Been a busy week, Jim, so I'm still catching up. I really like this bowl not only nice turning and figure, but it's a nice size, too. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Personal Protection Equipment for Woodturners
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Personal Protection Equipment for Woodturners

I just finished watching your video. Very nicely done. I haven't worked up to an integrated system like the Trend, but I use my resp-o-rator because t doesn't fog my face shield. Thanks for putting this together -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Newcomers
Topic: Hi From Bourbon, Indiana
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Hi From Bourbon, Indiana

Hi David, welcome aboard. Now that you've introduced yourself, don't be shy in participating with comments and posting pictures of your work. - Dick
by Dick Kelly
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Any Ideas??
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Any Ideas??

Yes, Steve -- I've worked my way through most of the stuff in the storage shed. I was speaking on behalf of some turners who might not. My nomination for the first old piece to b featured is the behind the art piece on Wally Dickerman. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Any Ideas??
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Any Ideas??

I'd be in favor of re-cycling the older interviews -- there are lots of interesting ones there, and, as a relatively new member, I would like to see what some of the stories I've missed are about. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: 3-Legged Bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 218

Re: 3-Legged Bowl

Put me on the list, Les. I really like this one, too. Last winter we went to Palm Springs where mid-century modern design is all the rage. They have whole houses designed around this bowl. :lol: I think the proportions and color contrast on this are spot on. If the bowl part were any thicker this wo...
by Dick Kelly
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: A few tops- Winner TOTW 1-21-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: A few tops- Winner TOTW 1-21-2018

Congratulations on TOTW, Terry. The colorfulness and variety of these groups of tops really caught my attention. I like colorful,"fun" turnings and these fill that bill. Even at $10/per, selling hundreds of these a year nets you thousands of dollars -- that's not chump change. And it also translates...
by Dick Kelly
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Amphora Verde- Winner TOTW 1-28-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 488

Re: Amphora Verde

More and more and more refined. Bob. As I've watched the development of your style of burning and coloring, it seems to get better with each vessel. And that's just the superficial stuff. The design with the handles morphing into leaves looks obvious, but then, howdedodat????? And the stand shows yo...
by Dick Kelly
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Spalted Birch Bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Spalted Birch Bowl

I agree with Curt and Steve -- this is one pretty piece of turning. I looked at the translucence before I read your explanation and wondered about it. It sets this piece apart -- in a good way. :D -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: A Geometer's Treasure box
Replies: 15
Views: 238

Re: A Geometer's Treasure box

Another mystifying accomplishment to impress people who know a little bit about turning. I've looked at this a number of times to try to imagine how you got this held to turn the faces. A dedication to precision turning probably helps. Congratulations on making the POP exhibit. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Tea Time- Winner TOTW 1-14-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Tea Time- Winner TOTW 1-14-2018

This is a super collaboration. I, too, have been a great admirer of John's pyrography. I agree that he's the best. And his background in graphic arts makes this super. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: In for a loooooong learning curve!
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: In for a loooooong learning curve!

Live and learn. The second incorporates improvements from the first and the third . . . I agree that this is a long learning curve. But if you're up for it, there probably aren't three better to learn from than Harvey, Steve and Jim. You have much more patience than I do. This should keep you busy f...
by Dick Kelly
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Newcomers
Topic: Hi from Brisbane,Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Hi from Brisbane,Australia

Good morning, Richard. Welcome to WTU -- You'll find that this site is more thorough that many others and we look forward to coming along as you're on your turning journey. I don't know how much we may be able to help you with advice on your local timbers -- you may end up educating us as you work w...
by Dick Kelly
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Newcomers
Topic: Hi from Ireland
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Hi from Ireland

Good morning, Mick. Welcome to the site. We look forward to your comments and to seeing what woodwork you're up to. You'll find this site has contributors who are thoughtful and thorough in their comments. As a turner who lives in a couple of small places, I find this is a valuable resource. And, as...
by Dick Kelly
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Wig stands
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Wig stands

Hi, Terry -- This must be where I've seen the wig stands. Very nice work. I really like them. We have some guys in the club who collaborate with their wives who embellish their turnings, and this looks like something they might be interested in. I'll be interesting in learning more about your donati...
by Dick Kelly
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Newcomers
Topic: Re-Introduce myself
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Re-Introduce myself

Hi, Terry. I haven't been around long enough to have known you from before. I just saw your wig stands posted on another site (I think) and its the first I've seen of this idea. I really like them. You apparently have many club members with a variety of decorating talents. They make the work you put...
by Dick Kelly
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Bear was here
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Bear was here

I'm with Bob on this, Wolfgang. I greatly admire Doug Fisher and the work he's done. I attended a two-part demo he did at the AAW Symposyum a few years ago and wrote some notes to share with a friend who couldn't be there. If I can find them (maybe two computers ago) I'll send them along. I like tha...