Iím no Alan!

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  • kwgeorge
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    I need to make a correction; the article is by Nick Cook and not Alan Lacer. I donít know how I managed to get confused.

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  • sdmaker
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    Very interesting, I bet you could get rid of alot of those. Pretty cute idea. Gonna have to see if I can find a copy of that article. Beautiful job as always Ken

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  • kwgeorge
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    Thanks guys, this one was defiantly a hit at home and other places.

    Scott, a really nice thing to say but I am a long way from a master turner but I am learning! That article was in the latest American Woodturners magazine. These are normally available through Barnes and Noble. My methods differ from Alanís in several respects but different equipment and different ways to do stuff.

    RJA, I thought about it but I kind of hate to do an article based on Alanís fine article.

    Pappy, it is 2Ē wide and about 4Ē tall. I know I forgot the quarter but it was not there so I think my 19 year old took it. GrrrrÖ Did you ever notice that it is a Texas quarter!

    What I am considering doing is an article on captive rings with an easy method for making and finishing them. I am also still working on my threading article but I am not quite there yet.

    You guys that make and sell stuff really should look into this one. I had no idea the response this was going to bring. My wife took hers to work with her (we work for the same company) and I am being inundated with requests as to how much and could I do it before Christmas and so on. This little angle appears to be a hot one! I could sell at least 20 if I was so inclined.

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  • SteveR
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    More ornaments....sweet...OMG...that is just too cool!!!
    Simply amazing.

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  • Pappy
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    OK...how big is this piece? I don't see the tradmark coin or push pin in either photo for reference!

    Beautiful work, as usual, Ken.

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  • rja
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    How about another excellent tutorial on how you turned the angel?

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  • mudder
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    You're right,

    You are no Alan Lancer.


    You are Kenneth George, a master turner.

    What more do I need to say?



    <edit> Ken, I need to find that mag and get a copy of that article.[][] It looks really nice and I can see myself making them as gifts for next year.

    Scott

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  • boblon
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    Very nice Ken.

    BobL

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  • GeekMom
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    Simply beautiful. I'd like to try one of these . . .

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  • Scottydont
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    Very nice Ken! You always manage to take things up a notch.

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  • gerti
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    Alan Lacer actually teaches some turning classes here in Minneapolis. I hope to attend some next year.

    Gerd

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  • CrashResq
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    Outstanding!... I read the same article and set aside a piece of osage orange and bloodwood to do one with when I get done with the goblets and vases I have to do first (also an order from SWMBO for Christmas gifts)

    Looks great Ken, keep up the good works


    Bill (in OK)

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  • Whaler
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    Ken

    You did it again. Very nice.

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  • kwgeorge
    started a topic Iím no Alan!

    Iím no Alan!

    Well I am no Alan Lacer but I thought I would take a shot at his turned angle from the latest issue of American Woodturner. The wife was Christmas shopping so I snuck out to the shop. Of course I had to modify a few things. This is my first one of these and I have a few lessons learned so I hope to do better on the next one. I say the next one because I barley made it in the door and my wife now owns this little angle. To make matters worse I have been told that I have to make 3 more before the weekend! She is keeping this one but wants me to make the others for gifts.

    This is made from Canary Wood and Redheart. I did not have quite a wide enough piece of the Redheart though and would have liked to have made the wings a bit bigger. I hollowed it out as Alan suggested so it could be used as an ornament if need be.


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