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by Curt Fuller
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Recovered Ruins 30
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Recovered Ruins 30

Ron, these are both some incredible pieces. I've done some pretty scary pieces, probably not as scary as these though. The hardest part is holding your breathe for that long. ;)
by Curt Fuller
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: WIP well nearly
Replies: 10
Views: 116

Re: WIP well nearly

Another beautiful example of your work Hughie. Your comment about this being judged by "artists" left me wondering how any artistic minded judge, regardless of their own medium, wouldn't recognize this as a genuine art. But I know what you're saying. If you browse through something like th...
by Curt Fuller
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Other Woodworking Projects
Topic: Nautilus Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Nautilus Windows

Very nice! Would that be considered a tryptych? Fantastic carving!
by Curt Fuller
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Twisted- Winner TOTW 11-19-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 158

Re: Twisted

I'd say that's twisted! I've probably looked at these "modern art" type shapes my entire life and never really appreciated them until you came along and explained the math and the fact there's more to them than just an unusual shape. I certainly don't understand the math but the one sided,...
by Curt Fuller
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Some more ornaments
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Some more ornaments

It would take me a year full time to do that many ornaments. I've done them differently this year than before. I've kind of assembly lined the process. I cut a small box full of plywood and other segments on the miter saw, cut a whole bunch of veneer pieces using scissors for the dividers, then glu...
by Curt Fuller
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Paper Joint
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Paper Joint

Pretty cool!
by Curt Fuller
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Some more ornaments
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Some more ornaments

I've been in ornament mode for a while. This is a few of the 50 or so I've made. I learned something in dying the plywood. Red and Blue does not make Purple (the middle ornament is what I got). My wife wanted a purple ornament so I guess I'll have to buy some purple dye. The potpourri dish, if you c...
by Curt Fuller
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Paper Joint
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Paper Joint

That's interesting that the thinner newspaper works. I didn't even give it a thought that I was using too thick of paper. I'll have to try this again now.
by Curt Fuller
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Going to the top- Winner TOTW 11-12-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 352

Re: Going to the top.

I like all the variety in your tops. I especially like the one with the holder and the string to spin it up. That's a neat idea to make them for the hospital and the donation rather than purchase is a good idea too.
by Curt Fuller
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Oak burr and slate sculpture.
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Oak burr and slate sculpture.

Mike Cruz wrote:Les, I really think to pull these sorts of things off, you really need a sense of proportion and spacing. You, sir, have that down to a science.

The cover deciders thought the same over on WOW. Congratulations, and btw, that is a fantastic piece of work!
by Curt Fuller
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Paper Joint
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Paper Joint

I've never used a paper joint in the application you're using one in. But I tried using paper joints to create a permanent colored line between segments on small segmented ornaments. I was using colored construction paper, the kind that kids make things from in school. It failed. I hold the segmente...
by Curt Fuller
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Wenge/Sycamore Trinket Box
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Wenge/Sycamore Trinket Box

That's a beauty Les! The light and dark woods sure look nice together. Great workmanship too.
by Curt Fuller
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Headed back North
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Headed back North

Your statement, "Still can't decide for sure if I like being away from our regular home" is what would keep me from going south for the winter. But I still think about it when I think of you, Dick Kelly, and some of the others that migrate every year. My wife and I used to take regular wee...
by Curt Fuller
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Jack Skellington Ornaments
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Jack Skellington Ornaments

Lots to talk about here, Curt. I like the holiday themed ornaments -- only this holiday seems to be Halloween! It shows your imagination in adapting familiar ideas to your own sense of humor. I think that's the essence of creativity -- take the familiar and tweak it just a bit to make a personal st...
by Curt Fuller
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Jack Skellington Ornaments
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Jack Skellington Ornaments

What can I say.........well, guess they're actually Black Jack Skellington.
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by Curt Fuller
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Blackwood
Replies: 14
Views: 276

Re: Blackwood

And to add to all the other compliments, Congrats on the Cover over on WOW!
by Curt Fuller
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: George's Telescope Combined Threads - TOTW 05-22-2016
Replies: 172
Views: 2423

Re: George's Telescope Combined Threads - TOTW 05-22-2016

I agree that this story, the process, everything about George's Telescope needs to be preserved. I haven't seen anything like it in woodturning where something so precise and technically accurate has been combined to make something that is so beautiful too.This is just way more than art or science. ...
by Curt Fuller
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Customer pics
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Customer pics

That's a real tribute to your work Mike. I know that we often say we make things "to be used". But in our hearts we make them as pieces of art. So to see something you've done displayed as art along side other pieces of art is really what it's all about. I think it's about time you decided...
by Curt Fuller
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Evolutions
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Evolutions

Beautiful work Bob! You know how first impressions can be, well the first thing that came to my mind was the Beatle's lyrics....
Boy, you're going to carry that weight,
Carry that weight a long time
Boy, you're going to carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time
by Curt Fuller
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Ok questions to you all
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Ok questions to you all

Ray, you don't mention what you finishing so I'm giving you kind of a shot in the dark here. Some folks get a great finish with CA. I've never figured it out myself. But the larger the surface, the more difficult it is. CA isn't cheap and the fumes will kill you. Be careful with it. So small things ...
by Curt Fuller
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Blackwood
Replies: 14
Views: 276

Re: Blackwood

This one has a new "twist" to it. I like it a lot!
by Curt Fuller
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Mixed media- Winner TOTW 10-29-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 478

Re: Mixed media- Winner TOTW 10-29-2017

Congrats Mike! One of my favorite bowls of all my favorite bowls you've done!
by Curt Fuller
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Had a Storm
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Had a Storm

Wow, that almost looks like some of the hurricane damage I've seen. I'm glad you didn't have any serious damage to your house. All those trees down might make you wish you had a wood stove to get rid of the free firewood. That's kind of a wild place you live with a lot of extreme weather.
by Curt Fuller
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Tidal Treasure- Winner TOTW 11-5-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Tidal Treasure

What a cool and interesting spoon! My only critical comment is a small nit that I have about hiding all of the wood. I would have liked to see maybe the spoon bowl in the natural cherry. But since part of the class was about gold leafing I guess my nit doesn't go very far. I love how you include so ...
by Curt Fuller
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Ornament with matching stand
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Ornament with matching stand

My wife got dibs on this one and interestingly she bent the hanger just a titch so that the the ornament hangs off the center of the base. She has her own opinions about balance and tangents and things like that and always criticizes my work for being too balanced. So, you know how it is, everyone h...

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