Turning Archive 2007
>When I opened the Priority Mail box, all I noticed was a return address from Ameritrade and the banner "A Gift for You" running along the bottom. Was I puzzled! I've done business with Scottrade and thought that Ameritrade (not knowing I have next to nothing in online stocks) was out to woo me. Then, when I saw this unbelieveably beautiful wooden bowl inside, I thought Ameritrade must have really thought I was loaded and sent me this beautiful piece of wood art! This was absolutely impressive. I tried to think of why they would send me an embellished woodturning....
Then I saw the signature on the bottom of the bowl, looked at the address label more closely and realized I had just received a fantastic Exchange turning from John H. Williams of New Hope, PA. How stupid can I be? (Don't answer that!)
Now for my Exchange bowl. Wow!
John is apparently on vacation, so I was unable to get some questions answered about the bowl. I assume it's maple with milkpaint (?) inside and copper paint in the side carvings. It's sized 3 1/2"H x 5"W and demonstrates that sometimes no-finish is the best finish. Flawless sanding. There is a softness and quietness to its shape, feel, grain-flow and color that invites a holding and stroking. It fits perfectly in the hands.
I received it about a week ago, but didn't want to post it until I had a photo. This one came from John.
The turning now occupies a prominent place in my home and gets wonderful comments from everyone who sees it.
Thanks, John! And thanks to the WC Exchange organizers!
(Where'a all the snow this year?)