Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Alaska production turned

woodspinner/ Bill Hale
>I just got back from fishing in Alaska and as all good turners do I checked out the gift stores and ? Galleries for local turnings.
In general a disapointment. The quality was just ok, poor finish and little artistic thought put into the final product for grain orientation. Many of the same shape but by different turners and almost exclusively Alder. The shape was heavy with a dishout center for use with the Ulu knife. There was a limited amount of real decorative work.

I am sure there is high quality work up there but I did not see any of it. For those of you who do the good work I do not intend to offend. I think you have a good market that you need to explore.

Bill

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