Graeme Priddle & Melissa Engler Demo

3/25/17

by Bob Hunt

        Graeme’s hi-powered woodburner

The NE Florida Woodturners club had the distinct privilege of a full day of demonstrations by the renowned turners/artists Graeme Priddle and Melissa (Mel) Engler of Half Feral Studio on March 25, 2017.  Graeme hails from New Zealand, Mel is originally from Canada, and

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Impressionists

This week my wife and I drove to Cincinnati to visit with family. We usually take two days to go up, since it’s a 15 hr drive. Since it is a long trip we normally play some books on tape along the way. This time we listened to Christopher Moore’s Sacre Bleu. We

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John Jordan Demo

by Bob Hunt

On Saturday, November 19, John Jordan, one of the most renowned woodturners, demonstrators and teachers in the world, gave a day-long demonstration to our local woodturning club.  Instead of writing the usual blog entry on the demonstration, techniques and methods the turner used, and a how-to, I decided that because

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What’s Happening to Woodworking ?

I’m trying to figure out what has happened to interest in woodworking. It struck me today while at the Mandarin Art Festival, a regular Easter visit for us. As I walked around I saw only two booths that had any wood art on display. Both were here last year, with one being a

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Food and Art

Food and art, what could be a better combination. Add a touch of music and you’ve got a day. Last weekend was  the Jacksonville GastroFest, at Hemming Park and the new Project Atrium opening. We decided that was a great two-fer.

We took the Skyway in and although it was a cloudy day,

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Glass and Paint

This week has been another one full of arts and culture. Hiromi Moneyhun on Thursday, then on Friday it was a opening of a new show called Natural Currents with Brian Frus and John Bunker.

I have known Brian for a number of years. He is the Assistant Professor of Glass Art

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Hiromi Moneyhun

Artist and teacher, Jim Smith, who teaches at The Bolles School, invited me to attend a reception for Hiromi Moneyhun, a kirie artist. Hiromi was here this week to teach the art students at Bolles about her art form, which is truly amazing. Kirie is the Japanese art of papercutting, but it is

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A Temporary Detour

A Temporary Detour

by Bob Hunt

It has been a very long time since I last contributed anything to our website. As many of you may know, I got married again, for the last time, in late 2013. We both owned houses, mine in the country and Sandy’s in a gated community. My

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