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wheelinround
12th Jan 2010, 03:35 PM
I'll get in quick cause I know where he's at right now ................no not at the lathe but banging heads.

He has the bug

LOML and I had a great morning with NZ Carver Dave, who has joined the ranks of turners.:2tsup: let alone his other woodwork as carver, carpenter, and cabinet maker.

Unfortunate the turn of events has frustrated Dave that I will leave to him to explain.

Here he is turning his first bowl/vessel camphor .................:rolleyes: the dig in was mine.:B

Dave has been practicing he's done some fine work but needs a chuck.

Thanks for the Olive wood Dave. :2tsup::2tsup:

Rum Pig
12th Jan 2010, 03:52 PM
Good to see:2tsup:

If he is into carving he should be able to come up with some interesting pieces by combining both skills. Look forward to seeing his work:)

rsser
12th Jan 2010, 04:55 PM
Cool.

I note the gritted teeth ;-}

tea lady
12th Jan 2010, 04:57 PM
There goes that nice clean workshop.:D :2tsup:

Ozkaban
12th Jan 2010, 08:07 PM
the dig in was mine.:B


What are you doing owning up to that one for???

Always room for one more turner, I reckon :2tsup:

Cheers,
Dave

wheelinround
12th Jan 2010, 08:25 PM
What are you doing owning up to that one for???

Always room for one more turner, I reckon :2tsup:

Cheers,
Dave

I was hoping Dave would chime in and tell why and how etc.:fisch:

Ozkaban
12th Jan 2010, 09:05 PM
I was hoping Dave would chime in and tell why and how etc.:fisch:
that's what you get for relying on a kiwi :D:D:D

Jim Carroll
12th Jan 2010, 09:07 PM
Thats certainly an aggresive look on his face, is he trying to turn or hurt the wood.

Remind him that turning is like carving a delicate touch is all that is needed and sharp tools.

wheelinround
12th Jan 2010, 09:23 PM
Thats certainly an aggresive look on his face, is he trying to turn or hurt the wood.

Remind him that turning is like carving a delicate touch is all that is needed and sharp tools.

tools were sharp see photo's which show shavings flying off nice.

Now recall when you first did something new and you knew could injure, maime or damage what you were so lovingly trying to make or yourself. The way it made that certain muscle pucker like a duck.

He will relax over time as we all do not to much I hope and he's got the ideas to run with it.
Keep an eye out for some stunning stuff and I'd say with in less than 12 months this young fellow will be after a bigger lathe.:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup: He's already eyeing Pat's off.

nz_carver
12th Jan 2010, 09:37 PM
As for a bigger lathe Nova

I whent to my 1st turning gruop to night had the best time:2tsup:
nice people nice wood gr8 lathes

And heres what Ray and I worked on today

Manuka Jock
12th Jan 2010, 09:49 PM
that's what you get for relying on a kiwi :D:D:D
He is not a Kiwi .
He has told us that . What he has not told us , is why he labels himself NZ Carver .
It is possible the NZ does not relate to New Zealand at all .

wheelinround
12th Jan 2010, 09:50 PM
As for a bigger lathe Nova

I whent to my 1st turning gruop to night had the best time:2tsup:
nice people nice wood gr8 lathes

And heres what Ray and I worked on today


:no: No Dave you want a Woodfast or Cougar or maybe if you sell more of your work a nice Vicmarc

nz_carver
12th Jan 2010, 10:06 PM
He is not a Kiwi .
He has told us that . What he has not told us , is why he labels himself NZ Carver .
It is possible the NZ does not relate to New Zealand at all .

born in Vic AUS
spent 11 years in nz
picked up cavring in nz

Tornatus
13th Jan 2010, 02:03 PM
What's in a name?

The carving guru of our local Woodcraft Guild reckons that turning is only "motorized carving" anyhow ..... :U

Ozkaban
13th Jan 2010, 02:19 PM
He is not a Kiwi .
He has told us that . What he has not told us , is why he labels himself NZ Carver .
It is possible the NZ does not relate to New Zealand at all .


born in Vic AUS
spent 11 years in nz
picked up cavring in nz

:shrug: close enough :D:D:D



What's in a name?

The carving guru of our local Woodcraft Guild reckons that turning is only "motorized carving" anyhow ..... :U

So carving would then be woodturning in a blackout :cool:

Tornatus
13th Jan 2010, 02:31 PM
So carving would then be woodturning in a blackout :cool:

Good one - my response to him was that carvers are only frustrated turners who are too slow to cope with a moving target! :p

Ozkaban
13th Jan 2010, 02:42 PM
Good one - my response to him was that carvers are only frustrated turners who are too slow to cope with a moving target! :p

hehehe Like your one better :2tsup:

hughie
13th Jan 2010, 05:00 PM
Oh well might as well fess up. I started out with carving originally, mainly in a Polynesian style before moving onto turning. Still have some of the carving chisels around somewheres

Manuka Jock
14th Jan 2010, 09:30 AM
:shrug: close enough :D:D:D






What is close enough ?

Ozkaban
14th Jan 2010, 09:36 AM
What is close enough ?

Close enough to being a kiwi for me to stick with it :D

Manuka Jock
14th Jan 2010, 09:40 AM
Close enough to being a kiwi for me to stick with it :D

The only way to become a Kiwi is to be born one .

You have no say in the matter .

Ozkaban
14th Jan 2010, 09:43 AM
The only way to become a Kiwi is to be born one .

You have no say in the matter .

Sure there are other ways - Any successful Kiwi becomes an Aussie. And when they're on the nose again they go back to being a Kiwi :;

Just look at Russell Crowe :D :D :D

Manuka Jock
14th Jan 2010, 09:55 AM
Sure there are other ways - Any successful Kiwi becomes an Aussie. And when they're on the nose again they go back to being a Kiwi :;

Just look at Russell Crowe :D :D :D

What part of this do you not understand ?
A person born in New Zealand is a Kiwi . No other human beings are .
They may claim to be , others may claim that they are , but that does not make it .

Whatever issues you have with 'NZ Carver' and your need to disassociate him from Australia is your problem .
Do not drag we Kiwi into it .

Ozkaban
14th Jan 2010, 09:59 AM
What part of this do you not understand ?
A person born kin new Zealand is a Kiwi . No other human beings are .
They may claim to be , others may claim that they are , but that does not make it .

Whatever issues you have with 'NZ Carver' and your need to disassociate him from Australia is your problem .
Do not drag we Kiwi into it .

Think this is getting a little more serious than it needs to be. I was having fun with a joke, and no offence was intended. Many appologies.

RETIRED
14th Jan 2010, 11:02 AM
Think this is getting a little more serious than it needs to be. I was having fun with a joke, and no offence was intended. Many appologies.I agree. Simmer down.:)

wheelinround
14th Jan 2010, 11:09 AM
Here I thought people would take it as a joke and look at it as "Hey you Turner" spoken in the loose Aussie slang :doh:

Sebastiaan56
14th Jan 2010, 12:31 PM
Time to do some chisel handles Dave.

rsser
14th Jan 2010, 12:42 PM
Like Hughie I started my ww career with carving of a sort.

Did chopping boards out of thick oregon for a local craft shop. Went like hot cakes.

Distressed the end grain by power sanding out the early growth; rounded all the edges; carevd 2 pair of leeaves on diag corners of the face. Just outlines.

Like Hughie stillhave the tools & recently sharpened tehm just for fun

nz_carver
14th Jan 2010, 01:44 PM
Now lets get the name rite

I have carved full time
I have Diploma in maori arts (wood and bone)

now If you look at the pic ray has posted
IM WHITE

now maori carving is not the sort of thing most little whate kids do

its all a play on words

my mum is part maori

Ed Reiss
14th Jan 2010, 01:46 PM
What part of this do you not understand ?
A person born in New Zealand is a Kiwi . No other human beings are .
They may claim to be , others may claim that they are , but that does not make it .

Whatever issues you have with 'NZ Carver' and your need to disassociate him from Australia is your problem .
Do not drag we Kiwi into it .

Damn it to hell, and here I really wanted to become a New Zealander ...after all you've got that babe runnin around the woods lookin for some dude called the Seeker...the stupid dip ain't got enuff sense to slow down and let her catch him:doh::;

Manuka Jock
14th Jan 2010, 09:53 PM
I agree. Simmer down.:)
Quite so , and I see that he has backed off .... at last .