I know it’s been a few days since my last post, but things have been busy, and besides, I’m tired. Three years of virtual seven day weeks are taking their toll.
I have a student on a nine day course at the moment…for both our benefits the days are spread out…and Trevor is doing very well indeed. In fairness to him, he has turned for a while already, but wanted a re-fresher and then a few pointers to progress. We began where all things should do…at the the start, and ironed out a few problems that years of turning alone can instill. Once this stage was overcome we seem to have made great headway. I don’t like to post here about students…it seems an imposition…but when I said I was thinking of doing so Trevor didn’t seem to mind.
On Friday we covered some hollowforming, and worked in green sycamore from the recent felling. It was as interesting for me as I hope it was for Trevor. It still seems bizarre to me that I cal learn as much from tutoring as (hopefully) the student does, but that’s how it seems to work. Trevor is a very careful turner, considered and thoughtful, and after a day of listening to my droning he completed a small hollowform in sycamore with an acacia cap. As the entry hole was only 40mm, and hollowforming hasn’t comprised a great deal of his output in the past, he managed worryingly well.
(apologies for the poor photo…it doesn’t do the form justice)