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