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Interested in learning to turn wood, or becoming a “Woodturner.” Contact Ed Pretty in Langley, BC for more information. Never turned before? Doesn’t matter. Turned a bit in high-school and haven’t touched it since? Doesn’t matter. Turning already, but want some pointers? Whatever your needs, Ed can customize a program for you. Perhaps only one day, or maybe three. Maybe you want to do a family or friends group. He can do that too.
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Ed Pretty lives in Langley, BC. If you live in the Lower Mainland, Greater Vancouver area, Fraser Valley, or even the state of Washington, check it out.
Ed Pretty is a woodturner in Langley, BC. He does amazing artistic work. He’s been turning since he was a kid. His work has progressed over the years from salad bowls to incredible forms of art. I refer to him as a Wood Artist rather than a Woodturner, but either will do.
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He is also very crafted in turning for production. If you need your spindles replaced on your staircase, he’s your guy. Or you have a special knob that needs to be replaced on an antique dresser and you just can’t find one anywhere, he’s your guy. Pretty much anything that can be turned on a lathe, he can do. Even potatoes if you want curly fries 🙂
Keep up with Ed and I on Facebook: Click Here You don’t have to sign up for Facebook to do that. If you want to join the group, you’ll have to be a Facebook member. The group is called Ed’s Woodturning.
Contact Ed directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
There was a motorcycle accident on Highway #1 in British Columbia yesterday in the HOV lane. Our son-in-law, Derek was right there next to the bike when he went down. The fool wasn’t wearing any protective clothing, only a t-shirt! He suffered severe road rash and I’m sure there were some other injuries to accompany the rash. His bike landed on top of him and Derek had to pick it up off of him. One can guess that he probably has some burns to go with the rash. Protective gear would have protected him from that as well.
That prompted my newest post. Click here for the full post Always Wear Your Protective Gear
|Ed and I May 2011|
|Not quite this bad, but almost…|
Since my original post introducing Ed as a Wood Artist was deleted when I was hacked some time ago I have re-done it and am re-posting. Of course this version is better, newer. Enjoy!
Click here for the full post: Ed Pretty – Wood Artist
|Ella’s Slotted Spoon|
One of Ed’s first turned pieces was for his mother Ella. She needed a new handle for her slotted spoon, so Ed made one for her. He recalls he was about nine years old at the time. That’s just a few years ago 🙂
The “That’s Not Leaving the House Collection” was born when Ed made a gift for a friend. He calls it “Harmony.” It has become his signature piece. It is a combination of round and square, black and white, large and small, old and new. It is a lovely piece thwarting all traditional woodturning techniques and styles. His wife liked it so much she said, “You’ll have to make something else for a gift, that’s not leaving the house.” Thus the collection was born. It increases on a regular basis. His newest piece is struggling to make it to the gallery and not become part of this rare collection. He told his wife that if it sells, it’s a cruise. How can you argue with that logic? 🙂
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Ed’s work has progressed over the years and is now something of a marvel. I’m still amazed at his most recent work. Having been there during the progression, I’ve become a large part of the idea, or brainstorming, phase for his newest pieces. Ideas and inspiration come from the strangest places and at all times convenient or not, doesn’t matter. Sometimes it’ll be on a cruise from a liquor bottle, or at a restaurant from a salt shaker on the table. Of course there is always the middle of the night “Light-bulb” or “Aha” moments that Ed thankfully keeps to himself.
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|Nemo Corners the Convict Fish|
I thought I would start the renewal of my blog with a little humour. I don’t recall where I got this or who wrote it, but it is worth the read. Enjoy!
Yesterday we had a memorial ride for Ron Remenda, and old riding buddy. Have a look if you like.
|Lunch at Canyon Alpine|
|Some of the gang: Jim, Brian, Arlene, Ed, Bev, Linda, Jennifer and Ibe, Mike’s taking the picture 🙂|