Shot in a couple of hours on 2 separate afternoons, this is Leo who lives in a yurt with his partner and a variety of animals on the edge of Exmoor in the UK.
He is a craftsman of many talents, and this film shows him turning a piece of wood into a beautiful bowl using a traditional foot powered lathe (which he also built himself).
We started shooting on the first afternoon, but one of his sheep escaped, so we had to shoot the rest the following afternoon. Unfortunately, the weather was far from perfect and was actually raining lightly.
It doesn't take him long to turn one of these bowls, and watching him work was a real pleasure.
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Inner Dream - Barrie Gledden.
The Guild of NH Woodworkers and the Granite State Woodturners present a demonstration from the 5th New England Woodturning Symposium in May, 2006, held at Pinkerton Academy.
This video is not "studio quality.” It was recorded under “shop conditions” with all the variables you might expect. And it was taped with a single camera, so the angle of view is not always perfect. Please enjoy this for what it is, and learn from the generous master craftspeople and experts who offered these presentations.