Youtube is a great place, and as I have uploaded videos, I’ve been lucky enough to gain subscribers on both my new channel (where my new turning and pyrography videos go) as well as the channel for my shop Martin’s Bazaar, where I started wood turning.
One of my subscribers, whose YouTube name is Baconsoda (his real name is Brendan!) regularly leaves comments on my videos and I was chuffed to bits over the weekend to learn that he had attempted his own version of my Rune Inspired Sapele Dish that I turned back in November and won SECOND place in the Decorative Piece category in his woodturning group in Ulster, Ireland.
We have chatted several times over videos on YouTube, and I am really very pleased for him and his second place win.
Click here to see the page on the Irish Woodturners’Guild Ulster Chapter’s website where you can see all the entrants in the competion and of course, Brendan’s piece with them, and to the right is the picture from the page.
Brendan left this video of the bowl on his YouTube Channel showing it off very nicely indeed.
It is a great interpretation of my original piece. Brendan has captured the essence of the piece very well, and it looks old, like mine too with the use of a propane torch to darken it in places.
Well done, Brendan. I really like your interpretation of it, and I’m now thinking I need to join a turning club and enter my own dish into a competition!
Here’s the video I made back in November so you can see how Brendan and I made our dishes: