Don’t know how many of you are musicians, but we used to say, after making a mistake, “Oh, it’s Jazz!” Well, I’m seeing a parallel with turning—“Ooops! I knew using that tiny spindle gouge, I should have turned the speed down.” Little shape change there….oh, that’s Jazz—new design is spawned, on the fly. Turning out a few stoppers for birthday presents over the last couple of days. Bowl turning put off for another week!
-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)