Keith LangMember Feature
I have had an interest in all things woodworking since I was a very young lad. My first attempts at woodturning were during woodwork classes at high school. I was inspired and encouraged by my woodwork teacher Haywood Berridge and the satisfaction from working with wood has never left me. I am an Advanced Trade Certificate qualified Carpenter and Joiner and spent all of my working life in the construction industry in a variety of roles, including almost twelve years as an officer in the army Corps of Engineers. I have continued with my passion for woodworking and woodturning into retirement
….“This chair is styled on the American Colonial version Circa 1760’s Sack Back Windsor Chair. The chair is finished with two coats of hand rubbed Teak Oil over two coats of Lexington Green Milk Paint…
This spinning wheel is modelled on an Upright HEBRIDEAN Spinning Wheel design….taken from an article in Practical Woodworking magazine March 1984 Edition, by a Mr David Bryant.
Wood used is Mahogany and the finish is boiled linseed oil
This design is taken from a photograph of a Norwegian flax wheel Circa 1850…. The material is mahogany and the finish is 3 coats hand rubbed teak oil.
“Continuous Arm Windsor Chair Circa 1780’s> Design taken from detailed plans by Curtis Buchanan, Jonesborough, TN. USA”
“Laminated thin wall turnings using contrasting species”
Centre…Ring Bowl: Jarrah / Ginkgo
Left…….Vessel: Black walnut / Claret Ash
Right…..Open Bowl: Robinia / Rimu