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Location: Kangaroo Flat,Victoria, Australia
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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
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|commented on||Casuarina "Sheoak" Platter and Bowl||05-28-2015 08:11 AM|
|commented on||new design feather ring||05-26-2015 11:14 PM|
|commented on||Geometric||05-26-2015 03:43 AM|
|commented on||nature doing what it dos best||05-23-2015 05:12 AM|
|commented on||OFF CUTS COLLECTION||05-23-2015 05:10 AM|
|commented on||Geometric||05-23-2015 05:05 AM|
|commented on||"Simply Chetoyance"||05-21-2015 08:49 AM|
|commented on||BRICK DESIGN BOWL||05-20-2015 10:53 PM|
|commented on||"Floral"||05-20-2015 04:13 AM|
|commented on||"Floral"||05-20-2015 02:27 AM|
|commented on||Mesquite Hollow form||05-19-2015 01:02 PM|
|commented on||"Symbolism"||05-19-2015 02:30 AM|
|commented on||Rosewood Compasses||05-17-2015 10:22 AM|
|added project||Rolling Ribbon with moveable sphere||05-15-2015 11:30 AM|
|commented on||River (Purple Heart and Birdseye Maple)||05-15-2015 10:01 AM|