Blind Woodturner - my stepfather

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterby, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Dennis has been contacted by a guy in New Zealand who makes tools that Dennis uses. He had read an article about Dennis and was intrigued. He wants Dennis' input on any improvements/changes that would make the tools easier to use. They have been in contact for several weeks now and he wanted Dennis to make some videos so the guy could put them on his website.

    There are 9 in the series. You can search Dennis DeVendra on youtube to see them. Here is the first of the series:

    [ame=""]YouTube - Hollowing demo 1/9, Dennis DeVendra Blindwoodturner hollowing intro[/ame]

    There are links to articles about him on his website, under Articles & Events:

    Pretty cool.
  2. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    That was so neat to actually be able to watch him do a bit of the wood turning. I bet it's even better seeing it in person!
  3. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    It gives new meaning to the phrase, "He's so good at woodturning, he can do it with both eyes shut!"

    husband just got home, I have to show this to him. He's bought a lathe recently, I want to learn and so does difficult child 3. And difficult child 1. In our house, that's "take a number, and wait."

    Thanks for showing us this.

  4. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Wow. Very impressive.

  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    This is so cool Heather. He's got such a gift! :D