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by Dick Kelly
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Amphora Verde
Replies: 15
Views: 99

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: 8
Views: 60

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: 14
Views: 129

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: 247

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: 8
Views: 197

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: 2
Views: 74

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: 52

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: 159

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: 5
Views: 95

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: 165

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...
by Dick Kelly
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Sing!- Winner TOTW 12-31-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 468

Re: Sing!- Winner TOTW 12-31-2017

Congratulations on getting TOTW, Wolfgang. Everybody seems to have noticed how nice this piece is, and how you got the most out of the wood. -- Good story, too. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Pyro'd vase
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: Pyro'd vase

ps: What kind of burn unit do you have? The Hawk has one port and the eagle has two. -- I think they both have a little trick that you can use to make your work easier. If your pen doesn't seem to be getting hot enough you can make an adjustment to the temperature. There's a little hole in the tempe...
by Dick Kelly
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Pyro'd vase
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: Pyro'd vase

This is a good start, Curt, and there are lots of good examples for you to learn from, Cynthia Gibson, Art Leistman and Molly Winton come to mind. The main thing is to practice, practice, practice. The mindset I try to achieve when I'm burning something is consistency with the depth of the line. Go ...
by Dick Kelly
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Sing!- Winner TOTW 12-31-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 468

Re: Sing!

Interesting how this piece of wood imposed a sequence of problems and solutions on you -- and it came out looking good! -- It looks pale inside like maybe its unfinished. I'd put some finish there to bring up the grain. Nice work. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Holiday
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Holiday

Merry Christmas, All :D :D :D -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Cherry Burl Bowls- Winner TOTW 12-24-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: Cherry Burl Bowls

These are nice, Jim. Thanks for showing that the different shapes are possible. I have a couple of burls around that I didn't know what to do with. Now I'm going looking for a friend with a coring system. Just the right time for a New Year's resolution. :D -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Just Finished-Bottle-Neck Basket
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: Just Finished-Bottle-Neck Basket

very nice piece, Steve. I can usually spot your work from the bold desgns and the variety of shapes. You really look around when you are seeking inspiration for your work. And thanks for sharing both the information about the shortened burning pens and your four-step finishing process over on WoW --...
by Dick Kelly
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Dyed Lidded Birch Vase- Winner TOTW 12-17-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 445

Re: Dyed Lidded Birch Vase- Winner TOTW 12-17-2017

I'll add my congratulations here on winning TOTW. I like opening up the site and seeing this every day. Very good design with a lot of subtleties that add to it. And if you ever decide to do a demo of your color technique, let me know -- You are the number one person I'd like to learn from. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: A Christmas story of sorts
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: A Christmas story of sorts

This is a good story and the exchange worked out well. I watch the Christmas exchanges over time and it seems like the items have been getting progressively nicer over time. That's certainly your case here. A very nice painting. Do you think we could open up the woodturner-to-woodturner exchanges to...
by Dick Kelly
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Spirit of Snowdonia
Replies: 17
Views: 228

Re: Spirit of Snowdonia

I've said this before, and I'll say it again. I like this series of platters. Les. The pyrography looks effortless and you probably don't get enough credit for getting the graphic design to mate with the circular form. The little leather rim around the stone is distinctively yours. A good choice of ...
by Dick Kelly
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: 2017 Snow Folk Family Portrait- Winner TOTW 12-10-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: 2017 Snow Folk Family Portrait

OK, Curt -- now that I've seen this years edition of your snowman family it can be Christmas. Another of my favorite traditions. -- and I do like the goose -- I went back and imagined it as a toothpick holder and I think you're on to something. Once we get past the holiday season, you might work up ...
by Dick Kelly
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Laburnum hollow form-12-3-2017 TOTW
Replies: 19
Views: 456

Re: Laburnum hollow form-12-3-2017 TOTW

It's taken me a while to get here, but I want to add my congratulations for TOTW. I especially like the texturing oriented on the vertical axis -- it compliments the shape of your turning. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Christmas Tree
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Christmas Tree

Very nice post, Curt. I like reading about all the things that turners do for others during the course of the year. -- Dick
by Dick Kelly
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Walnuts in walnut
Replies: 22
Views: 413

Re: Walnuts in walnut

I just saw your post and read Curt's observations and your response. I agree. I like the concept and you've done it well. but the material you chose for the inlay, especially the color and the sandpapery visual texture don't seem to compliment your choice of wood and turning. If I had to guess, I th...
by Dick Kelly
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Chevron Bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Chevron Bowl

This is really nice, Pete. I have friends who are accomplished segmenters, and I recognize that your design, with the horizontal chevrons, would be a challenge for them. Your seams are invisible. It's a very complex piece that you make look effortless. Good show. -- Dick