|View Bob Collins's:||home||workshop||projects (180)||blog (0)||reviews (2)||forum topics (3)||buddies (26)||favorites (1)||activity log|
2111 posts in 2986 days
Location: Kangaroo Flat,Victoria, Australia
Website: Google Chrome
Started wood carving 4 years ago while trying to prove a point to a guy who said he could not 2D an animal carving. At the local Easter Fair in 2009 I watched the local wood turner club members demonstrating and after asking some questions was told "you're a bit old to start this game mate" told him to get stuffed and off I went and bought a Midi Lathe and a couple of wood blanks and proceeded to teach myself to turn.
As a self taught wood turner I have found there is so much information on the internet and it is a matter of having a go at the different elements of turning a few failures also add to the lessons to be learnt. Have ventured into working with plywood and corian adding perspex (plexiglass) to some projects.
Another plus is you can forget this so called "golden rule" and do your own thing. Never take things to seriously and have fun creating something different and don't be afraid to share what you have learnt. I have been asked to demonstrate how I do things at the club that told me I was to old to learn and one day I might even do that.
-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools
Latest Activity | view all »
|replied on||ROUTERS||06-27-2016 12:16 AM|
|commented on||French Rolling Pins||06-24-2016 11:23 PM|
|commented on||What To Do With That Sheet of 3/4" Plywood||06-23-2016 11:16 PM|
|commented on||WOODEN TURTLE, PULLING TOY||06-22-2016 07:40 AM|
|commented on||Part 2- Burl Bowls||06-22-2016 01:03 AM|
|commented on||My first Ambrosia vase...Ringmaster made||06-19-2016 11:45 PM|
|commented on||Marquetry School #8: Spring 2016 Level Two Wrap-up||06-19-2016 01:27 AM|
|commented on||June Challenge: Ventilated Wheel||06-16-2016 10:13 PM|
|commented on||Gift from a Lumberjock #1: Apron trade for the Wampum bowl||06-16-2016 10:07 PM|
|commented on||Paper Gator Sign||06-12-2016 03:30 AM|
|commented on||3000+ pieces of wood. Could have done better-next time.||06-11-2016 04:10 AM|
|replied on||Carved Quilt Going On Display||06-06-2016 11:41 PM|
|commented on||Two More Handles||06-05-2016 12:50 AM|
|commented on||BOOK LOVERS||06-03-2016 05:26 AM|
|commented on||Mimosa bowl #1 (my first bowl on the lathe)||06-02-2016 11:23 PM|