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Dave Ramsey, Administrator Turned Turner

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Southwestern inspiration
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Hopi seed pot, 16" tall
and made from maple
and canary wood.
Dave Ramsey
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Small bowl, 5" tall from
cherry, bacote, and ebony.

Southwestern inspiration

Clay vessels from American Indians of the Southwest provide Dave with much of his inspiration. He also had the good fortune to study with Ray Allen a master of segmented woodturning. "Ray taught me the complex techniques that allowed me to design and build vessels reflecting my own ideas," shared Dave.

"Currently, I'm working on my 445th vessel since beginning this woodturning journey. Turning wood provides me with great satisfaction and a lot of friends. I am a member of the Arizona Wood Turning Association, an organization that inspires and assists its membership."


 

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Walter_Wpg wrote:

Dave, those segmented turnings are truly magnificent! I have done several segmented pieces, using inexpensive scrap wood for practice. Some day, I hope to try using "the good stuff". Thanks for sharing your art with us.

5/29/2010 08:41:26 PM Report Abuse
wood-fog wrote:

You truely have a gift. your vessels and bowls are pure art. I have been a turner since 2000. Mostly pens and lidded boxes. then, last year a friend showed me segmented turning and I was hooked. I also like treen ware. Can you give me/us the low down on how you went from your old career to hobby to art in galeries? fog.wood@yahoo.com

1/19/2010 09:59:31 AM Report Abuse
nubby968204 wrote:

Beautiful, Dave. Could you share with us what kind of lathe you have? Thanks

1/9/2010 07:35:21 AM Report Abuse
jorban2944130 wrote:

Great stuff Dave. Keep up the great work. Send me an e-mail I would like to see your web site. jorban@frontiernet.net

1/8/2010 06:40:41 AM Report Abuse
stewartkelly1 wrote:

Thanks for the inspiration Dave. It is always a pleasure seeing how wood can be appreciated for the different qualities it possesses.

1/7/2010 02:22:52 PM Report Abuse
Blue Ridge Makin's wrote:

Some of the better segmented work I have seen. Looked for your site, and then to AAW to locate, but with no luck. Curious about your price range. Is that Texas Ebony you use? billyup@etcmail.com

1/7/2010 01:37:31 PM Report Abuse
heyroger wrote:

Dave your turnings are an inspiration to woodworkers likew me who just started turning a year ago and recently finished my fourth segmented bowl. Nost satisfying woodworking I have done in 50 years. Roger Tumbleson, Lake Havasu, Arizona

1/7/2010 01:28:27 PM Report Abuse
edlockhart wrote:

These are beautiful! Great work Dave!

1/7/2010 11:08:32 AM Report Abuse

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