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dai sensei
30th May 2010, 07:59 PM
So who's going? It's next weekend :2tsup:

Been busy today packing tools, gluing up pen blanks, cutting turning blanks etc. I'll also be bringing plenty of my Banksia (only the smaller ones :-), coffee and WW pen blanks for sale.

If all goes to plan, SWINO will also be bringing a heap of southern burls for sale Saturday :cool:

See you Friday :wink:

31st May 2010, 06:54 PM
Neil, When and where? Damien.

31st May 2010, 07:13 PM
Q-Turn is this weekend at Camp Somerset. I don't have much other detail at hand so will let others fill you in more.

I've just had it confirmed that I will get the pallet on Thursday at the latest so will be there on Saturday.

I will have Cream & Red Coolabah, Red & Brown Mallee, Yellow Box, Red Gum, Clock Slices and Pen blanks.

I will be bringing up a selection but please PM me if there is anything special that you are chasing.



31st May 2010, 07:21 PM
Where is camp somerset ? Somerset Dam??

31st May 2010, 07:42 PM
Sorry, it's all sold out and i have closed the books for this year. should have just over fifty people and approx forty lathes. All the indications are for a top weekend. Jim

dai sensei
31st May 2010, 08:22 PM
It's a hands-on get together of wood turners at the camp up at Summerset Dam (sorry I called it a lake). I've never been myself, but am told it is great, I missed it last year due to illness. It starts on Friday at lunch time and goes to Sunday afternoon.

Jim says it is full, so you will have to wait until next year for those of you who have missed out :-.

I'm heading up with Gawdelpus (John) with a very full trailer with every thing but the kitchen sink :doh:, sure as eggs I'll forget something essential :~:U

dai sensei
7th Jun 2010, 08:05 PM
Great weekend, 40 lathes and over 50 turners. I took my camera, but typical, didn't take any photos :doh:

Here's a few Gawdelpus took, photo shopped with Adobe to join the photos together, of the lathes set-up but no turners :- There were 2 levels of :Ulathes, downstairs (some not shown).

and upstairs

the entrance to the shed (that shows both levels). There was also a kitch/display area on the left not shown.

then there was our set-up (John and myself) before the chips started to fly. I did bring more stuff then most :rolleyes:, not knowing what it was going to be like :-

Most stayed in the main cabins up the hill where also breakfast/lunch/dinner were served. A few of us chose to camp near the shed to get an early start/late finish :U. I was the only one that stayed in a tent :cold2:


Hopefully others will post more photos.


7th Jun 2010, 08:21 PM
I really enjoyed the weekend at Camp somerset ,I took the opportunity to break from my normal Pen turning (still managed 13 though :) ) and step outside my comfort zone with a couple of small turnings ,so these are my first efforts away from pens , A pocket watch in Banksia and Battery Tea light in Camphor laurel .




Both sanded to 600 and finished with U-beaut glow, Cheers ~ John

7th Jun 2010, 08:30 PM
Neil, how did you get photos without any turners. whenever i looked there were people everywhere. A top weekend though, glad you enjoyed it.

dai sensei
7th Jun 2010, 08:36 PM
So here is what I made:

First was the challenge piece, made from a PNG rosewood, the darker part is just black texta to add some colour. I was making an oyster box with finial and legs, but I cut the inside with square sides :doh:, so stopped after finial & box. 100dia x 100 high (incl finial)


Next was a small knob of Brown Mallee burl that someone was throwing out a while back, but the tree figure stood out for me, so wanted to make something out of it. I wanted it to have more of a dished shape, but there was only so much wood :-. It is 120x70 and 35 high

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Next was Banksia and Pine Cone pendants, to show others what they turn out like, and a fancy Cigar with cast gold weave (a plastic product, not metal).

then my trinket box from Yellow Box burl and Conkerberry final & stand. I turned 3 finials before I got one to stay together :-, so it turned out a lot shorter than orginally planned. So I amde the stand also shorter to match. It was pretty late Sat night when I finished, and after 3 failures, I decided it was good enough. Just don't look too closely :U. 75dia x 150 high


I also started a pot pourii box with hand made lid, but that will have to wiat until another day to finish it.


dai sensei
7th Jun 2010, 08:39 PM
...still managed 13 though :)

So where are the photos :?:U

Neil, how did you get photos without any turners. whenever i looked there were people everywhere. ...

Good question, John took the photo, perhaps during a lunch break.

7th Jun 2010, 08:48 PM
:) here where many dare not venture hehe Q-turn Pens (http://www.woodworkforums.com/f69/q-turn-somerset-118894/#post1163077)

dai sensei
9th Jun 2010, 08:26 AM
Any others got photos?

9th Jun 2010, 06:00 PM
G`day John where did you get the fob watch style clock? My missus rekons I can go to two turn arounds a year maybe I should come up to yours next year???? LOL

9th Jun 2010, 06:19 PM
G`day John where did you get the fob watch style clock? My missus rekons I can go to two turn arounds a year maybe I should come up to yours next year???? LOL

Mick I got them from PSI (http://www.pennstateind.com/store/PK-KIT11-4.html) ,about a year ago , I got the starter kit ,but I think they are all available as single items . This was my first proper chance to try them out :) Although I did use one for a desk pen set a while back .

Next years Q-Turn will be the weekend after queens birthday :) cheers ~ John