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Thread: Native American-style Baskets – Turned on the Lathe

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    Native American-style Baskets – Turned on the Lathe

    Anyone ever do this?

    Anyone ever seen this done?

    Could you do this?
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Jim Adkins is the undisputed master of this technique. I know him casually through the Internet...Jim Burr (one of our members) is a pretty good buddy of his. Hopefully he can chime in with more insight about the process. (Or talk Jim Adkins into joining us here and explaining it himself. He's a very nice and humble guy.)
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    Lady from Prescott, AZ does a very credible job herself. Saw her demo. Fascinating. But if course her name is floating out there somewhere....

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    Reno NV
    Those are incredible. What attention to detail that must require.
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    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    He did a nice tutorial over at SMC:
    Seeing it in person would be useful for getting the details right (for example I didn't completely understand what he does with the rim).

    I'm unconvinced my hand is steady enough for getting it all lined up as nicely as he does.

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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Wow, those have just a bit of detail don't they.

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    DSM, IA
    Holy Cow! those are amazing ...I would never have the paitence to do something like that.
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    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Yep imo jim Adkins is the master, not to say the lady that Carol knows ain't as good. just that i've seen a bunch of his work and it can't get any better than that. Now like Vaughn said Jim burr has done at least one that i have seen and it was great also, so maybe he'll show a pic here of it and explain how Jim taught him.

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    Bedford, NH
    That would be a lifetime project & then I would screw it up at the very end. Actually, I could never get out of the starting box. Incredible patience, incredible detail, incredible talent! Absolutely incredible!
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    One of the cool things about Jim Adkin's work is that he researches and uses authentic Native American designs. What looks to us like a cool "Southwest" pattern is actually a design from 100+ years ago with ancient symbols and a story behind it.
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