Magical Wood Tuba

Magical Wood Tuba

Magical Wood Tuba is the first of an abstract wood turning musical instrument in the form of a Tuba. I use a wood lathe to produce the initial shape which is a long funnel. Then I slice segments from the existing form at different angles. The piece is reassembled with twists and turns to creating curves from these previous straight parts. Turners refer to this style as Segment Turning. I think of it as Freelance Turning as I was not sure how it was going to turn out or if the concept would work. The exploration of new ideas really excites me. This idea of an abstract Wood turning musical instrument lead to a second instrument https://www.aaturning.com/2019/11/15/junkyard-french-horn/

The process for my exploration of the Magical Wood Tuba began in a workshop that I took with Michael Hosulak. He teaches how to take a symmetrical form off the Lathe and then change it to a whimsical form at the workbench. Michael is a master turner and artist that I have admired for many years. I have sat in on symposium classes for many years, but it was not until the fall of 2020 that I had the opportunity a participate in a hands on workshop. I refer to Michael as the Picasso of Wood Turning. He is a master turner who cuts up his pieces and then reassembles them into another form. Here is his website link: https://www.michaelhosaluk.com/

My studio is in Montvale, New Jersey, USA

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