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A Day Turning With Paul Barton

Donal Kelman organized to spend a day with Paul Barton in January and thought he would share his experience with fellow turners.

Donal Kelman at work

Donal Kelman at work

After a 2.5 hour drive, Donal arrived at Paul’s place at Point Lonsdale to be greeted with “come on let’s get in to it”.  I had taken down some of my different acacias and Paul selected a cracked piece of Mulga to make a vase.  To make things difficult he decided to turn the wood in its side grain.  Having watched Paul for a while so that I had a better understanding of how to go about this, I took over and did some of the turning myself.


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