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Location: New Zealand
Website: N/a

I'm thirty years old, and studying furniture design/making at the Universal college of learning (UCOL) in Palmerston North New Zealand www.ucol.ac.nz .I'm in my second and last year of my two year diploma.
I have been within the Furniture/ Kitchens industry since I left school, up to this point, but are having second thoughts as to whether or not to return to the commercial furniture industry here in Nz ,because I personally think that compared to the likes of the US and Europe, that alot of our furniture here is boring(most is mass produced and imported). However in saying that there is some nice custom made furniture out there, you just got to look a bit harder thats all!

However I would love to continue with exploring new challenges and skills as far as furniture design and making are concerned, even after my course.

In my spare time I like to get on my Nova dvr xp wood lathe and let those wood chips fly!, I've been turning for about two and a half to three years. I love to explore and work with native New Zealand timbers, but also explore wood turning design.
My ultimate personal goal as far as wood turning is concerned is to get into and explore hollow turning forms and shapes( getting a bit tired of bowls and platters!), from a artistic and sculptural perspective. Unfortunately at this present moment student life has halted this to quite a extent.

My personal Influences as far as wood turning is concerned is, John Jordan from Cane Ridge Tennessee http://www.johnjordanwoodturning.com/John_Jordan_Woodturning/Home.html, and Ron Flemminghttp://www.hearthstonestudios.com/ from Tulsa Oklahoma.

I look forward to meeting new people and sharing thoughts, skills and Ideas with fellow wood workers on Lumber Jocks.

Ps: And a big shout out to my first year Lecturer at Ucol for putting us as a class onto lumber jocks, cheers Andy!.

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added project Laminated New Zealand Kauri fruit bowl, with Nz Paua shell and Kauri leaf inlay 1036 days ago
added project New Zealand Kamahi bowl, with Nz paua shell inlay 1036 days ago
added project New Zealand swamp Kauri bowl with Nz Paua inlay 1036 days ago
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#1 posted 1089 days ago

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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#2 posted 1089 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 1089 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 1089 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#5 posted 1038 days ago

Cheers thanks alot, just getting my head around this site.

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