Today I got my first lesson. I received a private 5 hour lesson from Wally Dickerman. What a great teacher, I feel very lucky to have tapped into his great knowledge. Wally and his wife are great people very honest and open. I did get to view a lot of nice work, I think Wally has traded with everyone.
It is hard to put into words how much I enjoyed myself today. Wally has such a depth of knowledge when it comes to the vortex. I got to see tools he made back when there where no bowl tools. I had tried one 14" hollow form, but did not have the tools to finish it. Wally let me try a lot of different tools. Life is great!
I've only been turning now for about 3 months so this was a great treat for me. Wally walked me through a 7" X 3" hollow form. The opening is 2 3/4", walnut collar and alder form. What a difference a lesson can make. Wally spent time on form, tool sharpening, life, and turning. What a great teacher. I can not wait for my hollowing tools to get here. I decided to go with Don Pencils scorpion combo. After the lesson from Wally and trying his tools, I decided to wait on the laser, capture system, until I learn to do it by hand,and sound.
Thanks for looking, as always comments are welcome....Thanks...Bruce