Any demo videos or dvds for Douglas Fisher?

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  1. Fadi Zeidan

    Fadi Zeidan

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    hello guys,

    As most are, I'm very impressed with Douglas Fisher's work and would love to see him in action. I've seen references here of a video and demos, but I cannot find anything online beyond couple of articles describing his method.
     
  2. Bill Boehme

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    I haven't seen any either, but he did a demo at SWAT a few years ago. I got a DVD of his program, but it isn't very good ... bad audio, poor camera angles, and poor lighting. Ithink that he was using Mohawk commercial dyes that aren't available as retail products because of the chemicals used. However, I think that there are retail products that are entirely satisfactory and less expensive. He has been coming to Canyon Studios in north Texas to conduct classes periodically.
     
  3. Fadi Zeidan

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    Thanks Bill, I email Doug after I posted my question and he just replied. He said he is no longer doing travel and only teaches in his studio. I may take a course with him in the future. I also saw private YouTube video, I believe it is for Carolina Woodturner club members.

    He is such a talented individual, I hope he captures his talent on DVD one day.
     
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    Several mewmbers of my club have taken classes from him and were very pleased with what they learned.
     
  5. Fadi Zeidan

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    I don't plan to use woodturning for income, it is a hobby and there is so much turning that I can do a week and sooner or later I will be repeating the same things over and over. Getting into pyrography, carving, and dying wood gives me something to get creative with and work on during the week on the same piece. Doug's work is breathtaking for me. I love his work and gives me new dimension to turning.

    Plus, winter is cold and I get to do something indoors :)
     
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    I also like to explore new things and if I get lucky do something no one else has done.

    I also appreciate that,specializing and doing the same thing better and better can be rewarding too.

    I encourage new turners to do 4-6-10 of the same object before moving to the next challenge. When you turn the same object repeatedly by the 3rd or 4th you know the steps, methods of holding, the tools etc. and you concentrate on shape and surface quality. If a new turner turns one of everything there is little opportunity to get beyond the mechanics of making the object.
     
  7. Fadi Zeidan

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    Righ Al, I'm not stopping turning. I turn on weekends in my driveway when weather permits, and entering winter season just means less turning. I will still be turning (and I do need a lot of practice), but getting into embellishment (carving, dying, burning) allows me to turn few pieces when I can then do the rest indoors. Carving probably the exception due to the dust.

    Fisher's style speaks to me, I will probably change my mind once I try it. I do plan to take few classes with different turners down the road when work (and wife above all!) permit it.
     
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