The Christmas Challenge is progressing, we had work on display this week from a lot of people, we even had a parsnip in a pear tree (Yep, it's Christmas Cracker Joke time). We had a legacy piece sent out for completion, light up Christmas trees, natural edge pieces and of course we had Orchids !! Read on for more...
Burnsy has put in another entry for the Christmas Challenge, this one also lights up!! Burnsy also took delivery of a much awaited parcel, a Prusa Mk4 3d printer. It's in kit form with hundreds of very small bits and pieces, there are over 170 pages in the assembly guide so this could take a while. On the plus side you do get a large packet of gummy bears to sustain you through the process!!
Graham Brooks sent in some photographs of a very nice natural edge bowl recently completed. Graham also sent in a few shots of some Christmas Trees with internal lights, one or two of them also featured some additional decorative parts...not a mistake .... just one of those intense windows of opportunity we all have from time to time.
Nick Simpson sent in a photograph of this Christmas group entitled "Parsnip in a pear tree". See what he did there....yes folks the season of Christmas Cracker Jokes is upon us...deep joy.
Patrick Lindsay has been out working away at the last delivery of logs he received, some rather big pieces being turned. Patrick showed us a vase for dried flower arrangements he had made plus some natural edge pieces both finished and under way. Of course no week would be complete without an orchid or two on display..... and this week we got a real stunner !!
Phil Irons had agreed to take part in a tribute to the late Bill Luce, a turner from the US who was instrumental in setting up the AAW and produced a vast array of stunning work throughout his life. Phil was amongst a number of turners selected and has received one of Bill's unfinished pieces to complete in his own style. The pieces will be featured in an exhibition at the AAW symposium in Portland next year. Phil also showed us some experiments he had done using wet lacquer and holographic flakes...some interesting ideas formulating .... looking forward to seeing more !!
As always we had several contributions from others so, if you showed something, then please do send over some photos you can do it from your mobile phone.... it's not that hard, just ask a teenager for help!!
DON'T FORGET: YOU SHOULD SEND OVER YOUR PHOTOS/VIDEOS FOR MONDAY EVENING RIGHT AWAY FOLKS!!
Don't forget you can find the previous Monday Session Reports on the website just click here. You can also look at the images for each week by clicking here and look at the images for each contributor by clicking here.
Once again thanks to all of you for making these evenings such a success, if nobody contributed then none of these evenings could happen. Keep on making and, most important of all, keep on sharing!
Photos are below, click on a photo to see a bigger version.