Hey all! I hope you'll enjoy some photos from our first session of Intermediate Engine Turning. We had another great group who brought some interesting concepts and ideas - such as using multiple centers and divergent patterns! Students used the elliptical chuck on both the straightline and rose engine, a pen chuck, the jig borer, and the [...]
If you haven't signed up yet for an upcoming engine turning class and are considering it, the time is now! I'm getting ready to order materials to accommodate special projects. I have one spot open in the beginners class and just a couple of spots in the advanced sessions. Get in touch if you have any questions! [...]
Newsletter & Classes!
Let me start by saying, very best wishes for the New Year! To start the year off, I've put together a newsletter containing shop updates. It's basically a summary of happenings and the latest offerings at the workshop. It will cover upcoming classes, new making whimsies, featured conservation projects, riddles, and more. If you'd like to check [...]
I’ve Published a Book!
Gosh - can you believe it? Well, I hardly can...I'm so very excited to announce the publication of Sacred Geometry - a 16th Century Coloring Book. In an effort to engage a more diverse group of individuals with the incredible designs the rose engine can generate, I approached ornamental turner Al Collins with the idea of a coloring book. Seeing that these [...]
No.1 Round Two – Intro to Engine Turning
We got the jig borer set up for laying out dials, which produced great results. Some students even tried their hand at engraving. A diverse group of talents - jewelers, wood turners, ornamental turners, art conservators, watchmakers, and artists coming from all over the US - Nevada, California, and South Carolina - made for a [...]