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by Dick Kelly
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Modern vase
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Modern vase

I'm with Les on this -- the vase is a real accomplishment -- I can't imagine how you do your large pieces. I plan, procrastinate, then hold my breath to do pieces half this size. It's only the image with the other turnings on display that reveals the amount of space this vase dominates. Good work --...
by Dick Kelly
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: New Open Air Vase
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: New Open Air Vase

I like this, Bruce. This is a segmented piece that is outside the expected format for segmented design. The mottled grain of the sapele masks joins and the small features could have been painted on. While so many segmented pieces mimic the shape of southwestern native American pots, this goes in ano...
by Dick Kelly
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Fly boxes- Winner TOTW 9-24-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Fly boxes

Nicely done, Curt. Your turned version is a great adaptation of something that I never knew existed. But, for someone looking to make some spare pocket change, fly fishermen would seem to be a good target audience. It seems like the best ideas start out as gifts. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Native American Form - Winner TOTW 9-16-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Native American Form

Nicely done, Pete. How do the folks in Alabama like your very southwestern forms? I know they'd go over well in Arizona. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Peppermill and salt shaker - Ambrosia Maple
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Peppermill and salt shaker - Ambrosia Maple

I'll add my (belated) appreciation for these forms. I like the different sizes and the wood. But I especially like the shapes. For all the mills that turn out (sorry for the pun) cylindrical because there's always a drive to maximize the wood in the blank, these are very shapely. Good work - Dick
by Dick Kelly
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Pecan CHUNK
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Pecan CHUNK

I do have a bandsaw -- a 14" delta which seems pretty common. I got it used because it's commonly available when turners want to trade up or break down their shops. I got a six-inch "riser" for it so it can handle taller pieces of wood. The work I do relies on symmetrical pieces of wo...
by Dick Kelly
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: First spiral- Winner TOTW 9-10-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: First spiral- Winner TOTW 9-10-2017

I'll add my compliments on getting TOTW for this one, Barry -- it's a beaut. I especially like the brave third view that shows the inside.. From what I see it looks good to me. Nicely done all around. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: My new shop
Replies: 20
Views: 297

Re: My new shop

I recall your visit when you were bumpin' around Arizona, looking for an agreeable place to spend the winter months. Green Valley is a great choice. I'm enjoying reading the comments from folks un-acquainted with the large private developments that pool resources for homeowners -- I've heard Homeown...
by Dick Kelly
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: My new shop
Replies: 20
Views: 297

Re: My new shop

Very nice, Steve. Green Valley --- a very good place to be in any season. But I do have to admit that you had me going for a while, remembering the shop you were building a while ago in Nebraska. I was really impressed at the camera angles that would make it look as big as the ones you posted here.....
by Dick Kelly
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: What do you see? - Winner TOTW 9-3-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: What do you see? - Winner TOTW 9-3-2017

Congratulations on TOTW -- What David said. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Jovianesque
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Jovianesque

Nice, Bob. I like the way this gives you an opportunity to keep your texture lines going in a sinuous path around the circumference of the sphere. That gives an opportunity to plan the way your colors work against each other. All nicely done. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Tonnau - Waves- Winner TOTW 8-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 329

Re: Tonnau - Waves- Winner TOTW 8-27-2017

Congratulations on TOTW for this one, Les. I appreciate that you gave us close up views of the textures and finishes. This has a very sculptural feel while retaining the "this could only be wood" aesthetic. I'm in with the crowd that sees how the rest of the world reacts to this piece. -- ...
by Dick Kelly
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Sapel Mahogany & Curly Maple lidded Bowl.
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Sapel Mahogany & Curly Maple lidded Bowl.

Nicely done segmenting and a good fit all around for the parts. I like the contrasting wood colors -- this a very accomplished piece. The finial cold be a little crisper, but it doesn't detract from this design. My preference for the shape of the base would be that it would bow out some with a curve...
by Dick Kelly
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: What do you see? - Winner TOTW 9-3-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: What do you see?

Interesting, Bob. I see variations on a theme, trying out pyrocarving and acrylic paints on a small vessel form. On this one, the pyrocarved lines between the leaves seem much more controlled than some of your past work, where the background is just a random texture. For me, this piece has a "M...
by Dick Kelly
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Persimmon
Replies: 13
Views: 230

Re: Persimmon

Very nicely done, Bob. I'm not familiar with persimmon other than a set of woods I inherited from my grandfather, but seeing the other comments, I gather that this is a unique piece of wood. You have done it justice in this little bowl. A striking piece. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: My final three chalices....perhaps!
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: My final three chalices....perhaps!

great work, Les. I do like variations on a theme, so this trio fits the bill. And I like storytelling, so each of the stories here is interesting. Keep us informed of which one goes to the exhibition and of the reaction to it. These all have a certain dignity in their design and I like each of them ...
by Dick Kelly
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Newcomers
Topic: Myrtle Beach
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Myrtle Beach

Good morning, Ray. Welcome aboard. It sounds like you're keeping busy with a variety of projects -- good for you. We look forward to hearing what you have to say. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Spider Tea
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Spider Tea

Interesting to see this piece that predates your interest in piercing, Mike. One of your classic shapes before you switched gears. And the spider drawing is very cool in a creepy sort of way. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: old walnut stump
Replies: 25
Views: 531

Re: old walnut stump

Welcome aboard, Jesse. Having new blood in the group is always interesting, but you are really NEW new blood. It will be fun to tag along as you discover all the things you can do with your new toy. You seem predisposed to do big things, but I'd suggest smaller, more controllable projects, especiall...
by Dick Kelly
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Baseless- Winner TOTW 8-13-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Baseless- Winner TOTW 8-13-2017

Congratulations on getting TOTW for this, Dave. You sure have been busy lately, if the number of posts is any indication. I agree with Mike on this one, and my other favorite is the big oak piece with the inlaid rounds. And I like the vee-neck vase too, that you went ahead and did th eidea that was ...
by Dick Kelly
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Ambrosia Maple Vessel- TOTW winner 8-6-17
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Ambrosia Maple Vessel- TOTW winner 8-6-17

Congratulations on TOTW, Pete. I like this one very much. The treatment of the rim complements the grain of the vessel and the whole thing hangs together nicely. I like the shape. I learned a good amount of my turning in the southwest from Phil Brennion, who specialized in adapting the pottery shape...
by Dick Kelly
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: I can't wipe the smile off my face!
Replies: 16
Views: 356

Re: I can't wipe the smile off my face!

Good for you, Curt. These are really nice pieces and I know you pushed yourself to do them. Good things really do come to good people, -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Banksia Peppermill - 2017- Winner TOTW 7-30-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Banksia Peppermill - 2017- Winner TOTW 7-30-2017

Congratulations on TOTW for this mill, Tim. I have a lot of favorite mills and this is right up with the best of them. (I'm another guy who has never made a mill myself.) I like everything about this -- The use of the banksia pod is something I haven't seen before in a mill and the grain and color m...
by Dick Kelly
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Open Segmented Vase- Winner TOTW 7-23-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: Open Segmented Vase

Nice form and design, Pete. I especially like the flow to this piece. Often, when turners are working out the technicalities of segmenting, a pleasing form gets lost in the process. You didn't fall into that trap -- good work. -- Dicl
by Dick Kelly
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Hoping that this marks the end of my dry spell
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Hoping that this marks the end of my dry spell

Nice bowl, John -- no reason for a dry spell when you can do work like this. your craftsmanship is evident, and we need all the craftsmen we can get. -- Dick

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