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Location: South Wales UK

Semi-pro woodturner, otherwise retired.
Workshop comprises a lathe, grinding sharpener, small vice, logo branding iron, router, turning tools and rack which doubles as immediate woodstore, wood carving tools. Good lighting for lathe and close work at table. Filter masks and protective clothing. Radio for those moments when the lathe is silent.
Enjoy spindle and bowl turning equally, many projects in mind. Not afraid to try out new techniques, bowls after initial roughing worked exclusively on the chuck. Most work is freehand resulting from working with the wood. Happy bunny! But not as skilled as I would like.
Current icon is part of a bowl and platter set made from apple which my buddy had growing wild in his garden. Felled and open-air seasoned about two years before turning.

-- Thermaloy

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#1 posted 11-06-2012 12:17 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 11-06-2012 12:20 AM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 11-06-2012 02:54 AM

a1Jim and Max, thanks for your welcoming messages. My turning started seriously in March 2012 and now I have introduced my son to the craft. He is excellent in handling the tools and produces very good work. Puts his old Dad to shame.
My Treasured Companion found this site when I told her about the allergy problems I have had with sycamore. She is good at Internet research.

-- Thermaloy

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#4 posted 11-06-2012 03:01 AM

Welcome to LJs. There is no better place online

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 11-06-2012 03:28 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

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#6 posted 11-06-2012 05:09 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#7 posted 11-06-2012 05:15 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

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#8 posted 12-12-2012 09:11 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Enjoy your time here. May it be productive and fun.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#9 posted 06-08-2014 08:17 PM

Not sure where, or how, to post this information. Theramloy_Junior and I have just spent an exhausting weekend, at a nature reserve close to where I live, demonstrating wood turning to both children and adults. To achieve this we each took our midi and mini lathes respectively, set up in an old barn (with lx laid on) and a number of standard short lengths of dowelling and bowl blanks. We were supplied on the day with freshly cut green timber, soaking wet which turned like butter. Children were invited to nominate what they would like to see turned, in miniature, in front of their very eyes. Girls tended to opt for a ‘soldier’ while the other options were small handbells, tiny goblets (some with captive ring), bowls and spinning tops. For older children, 14 and above with parental consent, hands-on experience was offered (including safety goggles). Word got round after Saturday which led to this (Sunday) afternoon being quite crowded out. The payoff was the tremendous enthusiasm of the children at the ‘magic’ of seeing their chosen object somehow appear from within the wood. If this experience leads to more youngsters, or their parents, taking up a very rewarding hobby then I am well pleased. Thoroughly recommended for the sheer pleasure of bringing some very unusual skills to the forefront of young minds, absolutely priceless.

The objects offered were selected deliberately because they could be turned to a high standard in 5 to 10 minutes and did not challenge the attention span. On the contrary, the little faces came ever closer to the transparent screen, designed to save their eyes from flying bits of wood, their eyes and mouth wide open in sheeer wonderment.

-- Thermaloy

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#10 posted 06-17-2014 09:50 PM

Just to update you, I have found a new blacksmith who is prepared to hammer out a couple of prototype skew chisels to my design, as we have discussed before. To make the job easier, in addition to ‘drawings’ (not being a great draughtsman) examples have been carved in wood so she (yes, for she is a ‘she’ person) can visualise more closely what is wanted. After all, if you have the carving tools, why not do a 3D example of what you have tried to draw? Our first meeting will be in a fortnight or so. When there is something positive to report, Lumberjocks will be the second to know – second, you ask? Yes, have to protect my intellectual property and will be talking to the company which I hope will be forging the tools in high speed, or cryonic, steel in due time. Er, watch this space. :-)

-- Thermaloy

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