Workshop Feature

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!

In other news, I am excited to say Hodinkee magazine did a write up on the Atlas Obscura article. You can read it here.

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Newsletter & Classes!

Let me start by saying, very best wishes for the New Year!

screen-shot-2017-01-19-at-5-38-14-pmTo 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 it out or subscribe, you can do so here. Below are some excerpts from the newsletter. Don’t worry, I wont flood your inbox with stuff; it will be a rather infrequent publication.

The exciting news is that I have finally put together some class dates! Student numbers are very small this time around based on student feedback. We’ve set the limit at 4 to 6 people per class – so everyone gets more time on the machines and more one on one tuition. David Lindow will be  joining me in March for some advanced level classes. See class descriptions and sign up here!

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Engine Turning Event Extended

Hi All! A quick announcement :

The tickets already sold out for the first engine turning session with Atlas Obscura – so they’ve added another. It now only has three spaces left – so if you’re interested I’d sign up while there’s still a spot or two! You can still sign up here.

Hope to see you there!

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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!