Keeping in touch, November 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

We have submissions today from Deb McLeod, Vic Schapansky and Trent Watts.


Deb’s granddaughter was married in August and requested some art work from Deb. These two beautiful turnings with carving and painting were the result of a couple of weeks work.

Note that the blue motifs have been carved from the surface of the vessel. This is a very effective and time consuming process.


Vic has been practising some laminated turning. This first one is made from Cherry, Maple and Oak.

This one is made from Pine and Fir.

Vic found this beautifully flamed chunk of Birch and made this bud vase with a glass insert so it can hold a live flower with water.

After watching a demo on making a scoop by Trent some time ago, Vic made this one from Mountain Ash.


Some time ago Trent made this lidded box out of Manzanita for a friend.

When he showed it at a meeting of the Sask. Wood Guild, Robert Lavender gave him another piece of Manzanita. Trent eventually decided to put it on the lathe and see what he could make from it. This particular piece appeared to have grown underground as every nook and cranny was full of dirt, rocks and debris. Every few revolutions the lathe needed to be stopped so the gouge could be sharpened and pebbles and debris could be picked out of the cracks. The final result was a hollow form about 4″ in dia.

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