Snippets from Engine Turning No.1

We just had our first engine turning class of the year! We had a lovely time and saw some beautiful patterns. It’s always so exciting to see what a fresh perspective will bring to the craft! This group of students consisted of artists, chemists, ornamental turners, and watchmakers.

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David setting up the ring chuck

 

Showing off the 102 collet set
Showing off the 102 collet set

 

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Amie, exploring form and pattern on the rose engine

 

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An overlaid rope pattern

 

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Exploring spirographs on the rose engine

 

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Another Amie exploration

 

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Straightline machine patterns (left) and rose engine moray (right)
Straightline machine patterns (left) and rose engine moray (right)

 

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Sterling silver straightline machine drape by John

 

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Nathan and Ed making pens on the straightline machine

 

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Dial by Jeremy
Dial by Jeremy

 

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Pewter door pulls by Robert

 

More of Robert's work
More of Robert’s work

 

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Amie tries pumping on the outside diameter of a rosette for a ring on the rose engine

 

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Pumping on the inside surface of a rosette for a ring

 

If you’re interested, we have just one space remaining for this coming weekend’s class on beginning engine turning! Sign up on the class page!

2 thoughts on “Snippets from Engine Turning No.1

  1. Ah! Thanks for that! I was looking forward to this class’ pictures.
    And… well, getting my own hands dirty this upcoming weekend. I don’t think I’ll be matching these students though, they did great!

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