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I love visiting my tree surgeon friend’s yard; I never know what I will find and I enjoy seeing all the different logs he has. The majority of the logs are used for firewood but some of the oak is used for timber frame construction. The yard is a couple of acres and I normally walk around at least twice so I don’t miss anything.
My Trip to some of the Great Gothic Cathedrals of France
Everyone dreams about a European vacation. However I was never interested in most of the normal European tourist sights (though I could probably put together a bucket list of sights I would still like to see) but I was always fascinated with the great Gothic Cathedrals of France. So when I had the opportunity, and a 10 week sabbatical, to head to France and Spain and make a pilgrimage on the medieval pilgrimage trail – The Camino de Santiago – I knew I also wanted to first visit some of these great medieval structures.
Imagine the medieval world of the 12th century, and a community dedicating most of its resources for many decades, even lifetimes, to the construction of their cathedral. It was quite an undertaking. The Church and communities had been building churches and sometimes quite large churches for centuries, but when three architectural innovations came along allowing cathedral builders to build larger and more beautiful buildings – innovations that allowed designers to include vast windows filled with stained glass – the desire and ability to build a Great Cathedral was born.
My Home Turf and How It Shapes the Things That I Make
I live in Wales, a land rich with cultural tradition and history. A land that was inhabited by the Celtic peoples in their westward migration out of Europe. Frequently under attack by the Romans, the Vikings, the early English royal households and even by the French, this is a land of rugged terrain and poor soil, and the would-be invaders generally left the Celts and their Welsh descendants to their own devices. A part of the United Kingdom now, but still fiercely independent, having its own political assembly in the city of Cardiff, in the south, but, whilst I was born and brought up just 10 miles from the busy capital city, that is not the Wales that I chose to live my adult life in.
WTU CRITIQUE #31; Pat Curmi
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, Terry Scott 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.
WTU 2014 Fall Challenge
For our Fall Challenge we've decided to do holiday ornaments or decorations. I know the first thing that comes to mind is Christmas ornaments and that's fine because every woodturner needs to make a few heirloom Christmas ornaments sometime during their woodturning career. And we're looking forward to seeing plenty of them so don't be bashful about turning and posting them. But in the spirit of fairness to all the other holidays that fall (pun intended) during the fall of the year, this is your chance to release your creative genius and come up with some ornaments or decorations for some of those other holidays.