Last Thursday evening, April 21st, was the last of the spring 2016 turning classes at the tech school.
The attached photos show some of the projects that were completed during that class and the people who worked to create them. Among the items are a forty nine piece segmented bowl of mahogany, walnut, and curly maple and a mahogany square bowl. All are products that demonstrate some very fine work done with the help of several equally fine instructors.
Speaking of the instructors, I would like to extend a sincere note of gratitude to each club member who was able to be part of the class this semester. Without the teamwork of Art Miller, Bob Broschart, Betty Campbell, Jeff Schnell, William Joe, and Tom Henry, sharing their skills and talents, this class would not have been possible. It has been a privilege to work with such dedicated people. We can all be proud of them and of the club that continues to support their efforts each year. Special thanks to Tom for the help and guidance he has provided each step along the way in my hopes to fill just one of his shoes.
On a closing note for this semester, as Monty Python would say, "and now for something completely different." I attended the Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show (http://www.philadelphiafurnitureshow.com/#!2016-exhibitors/crl4) a few weeks ago. The level of design and craftsmanship was outstanding. Wood turning was used to produce component parts in many of the items, but one exhibitor in particular takes turning to a new level. Here is a link to his work. I think you will enjoy seeing his creations and appreciate the level of artistry involved in making them as much as I did. http://www.timeshapes.com/index.php
Here's wishing everyone a happy and healthy summer,