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The tallest point on the African continent.
Stories have been written, songs have been sung and movies have been made about this snow covered peak, 2 degrees south of the equator in Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro, the remnant of a giant volcano, or rather a conglomeration of 3 volcanos, that rose from the Great Rift Valley three quarters of a million years ago to become the tallest free standing mountain in the world.
I recently had the opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and it proved to be a challenging and rewarding experience that I’ll never forget. The unique thing about this mountain is that despite its formidable height, it is a non-technical climb. There is no need for ice axes, crampons, or ropes. What is required of the climber is good physical condition, a good attitude, and the will power to push on when the going gets tough, which it will.
The goal of our Critique Teams is to provide guidance to the participants whose work is being critiqued and also to provide a learning experience for all our viewers. This unique approach is something that to the best of our knowledge is not offered anywhere else on the web. We hope the following critique offers suggestions that all our readers can build upon.
This Critique Team consists of following three members; Mike Stafford, Wally Dickerman and Mike Foster. During the formulation of their critiques, each evaluator acts independently and without consulting the other evaluators. Each completes a separate Evaluation Form based on their personal experience, style of turning and perception of the work presented. The evaluations are then compiled and presented in narrative form.
“Russian” into Boxes
Everyone has probably seen pictures of the famous St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. This box project is inspired by photos of that famous landmark. Richard Raffan popularized this box shape and this tutorial creates a stylized version of that familiar form.
*** WTU 2014 Winter Challenge ***
As something new to WTU we're going to begin a club challenge. Every quarter (winter, spring, summer, fall) we will present a new challenge. It will be open to all registered members. No sign up is necessary. Just simply read the rules of the challenge and get to work making something. Pretty easy! At the end of each challenge we'll post pictures of our completed projects and at that time the critique teams will also have the opportunity to pick a few of the submissions and offer their critique. No judging, no swaps, just something to challenge us all to get off the couch and fire up our lathes.
For the first of hopefully many WTU club challenges I've chosen a project that combines a little face work and a little spindle work, requires no special tools, can be done on any lathe from your granddads old Craftsman to your new American Beauty, and can be as simple or elaborate as you chose.........
Beauty in the Fall
Local Group Turns Prayer Tree Into Everyday Items
By Matt Gonzales, Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Donna Miller displays her favorite works turned from the Stonewall Jackson Prayer Tree, which fell during a storm in 2011. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)