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    how did they?

    OMG! with your comment I realise I'm part of the "olden days" But with no chucks we could still turn quite well and hollow forms in total safety. We used "glasses" , no not the ones you drink with, and that is the literal translation of the French word. They were very nice brass cups, you had...
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    Quick workshop tour

    What a fantastic, well equipped and outstandingly organised and tidy workshop. I'm sure you enjoy a lot your little paradise.
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    Robert Sorby - Customer Service

    That is what I call "a very serious company" I wish all would act that way.
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    deux croissants please...

    I had been wondering If Jacques had been able to tame a few spiders in order to then ask them to weave the web. The answer is no. He did it himself. Jacques Portal being a very nice individual he even explains us how he does it: "I start by keeping together the two crescents in their final...
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    Trouble getting in control

    Laura, it would be so easy to show.... Can't you go to a turning club and share the experience with the members? They'll be delighted to show you.
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    Axminster Tools - Customer Service

    Congratulation to Axminster! And thank you for reporting it. Too often people write when they have to complain, few share outstandingly positive experience with suppliers.
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    deux croissants please...

    I think I will answer with a phrase from the know artist Jacques Vesery: "It's not about what it is made of nor how it is made, it's about inspiration of function that renders the soul which makes craft, "art". Craft is based on functionality and spirituality is the basis of art." :)
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    deux croissants please...

    Jacques portal, amateur wood turner, has just finished these two crescents. In its largest dimension it is 32 cm The pine crescents are turned, then brushed our with a metallic brush mounted on the lathe to tear off the smoothest part of the wood, then burnt, then finished with tung oil. The...
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    French woodturning travveling show

    The French association of wood turners organizes a wood turning traveling show on a yearly basis. Members are asked to submit up to three pieces to a jury which select those who will be shown around. Quite interestingly such pieces can be turn by professionals or amateurs. FRED, a member of the...
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    Tools for lathes

    :lol: Of course! and even before. On a French encyclopaedia date 1745 you can already see very complex lathes on which you could even turn oval shapes, pentagones ecc. Hardly any thing is new on our todays lathes but the electronic variable speed device. At that time speed was already...
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    Giant Omelette

    :lol: I love it! There are no holes at the end so that the interior of the box remains very neat. He drew the equator with the dremel. As the shell is rather thick, the progression was smooth. When the thickness was thin enough, he opened the egg just like a chicken one.
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    Giant Omelette

    Emilio Benericetti, is a fantastic cook who offered a giant omelette for 12 persons. He cut this ostrich egg with the Dremel tool. After cleaning it he tuned two rings which fit one in another as the liaison between the box and the lid. The wood is walnut, the finish a mix of beeswax and carnauba
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    Ostrich omelette

    Emilio Benericetti, is a fantastic cook who offered a giant omelette for 12 persons. He cut this ostrich egg with the Dremel tool. After cleaning it he tuned two rings which fit one in another as the liaison between the box and the lid. The wood is walnut, the finish a mix of beeswax and carnauba
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    Crooked box

    now, thanks to my daughter and her boyfriend, a professional "fashion photographer", I now have a much nicer picture to show, even if we are still talking of the same piece of turned wood
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    Thin turning

    Nothing special in the turning technique. Pierre Deletraz is using the same technique as we probably all do, i.e. a lamp bulb introduced in a vase we want to have particularly thin in order to produce a lamp shade. In the picture he is finishing the exterior thus ensuring than thickness is no...
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