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Here are My Woodturnings!

by Peter Fabricius
Hanover, Ontario

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In 1957 I moved with my family from Denmark to Canada. In 1965 I joined the Canadian Forces and became a successful Health Care Administrator with the Armed Forces for 26 years. In 1990 I went from the Military setting to the Provincial Health Care system after being appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Hanover and District Hospital. I served there for 8 years until 1998 when I took the helm at the James Bay General Hospital in Moosonee, Fort Albany and Attawapiskat. There are no roads that far North and I found it more convenient to fly myself to and from the three hospital sites along the James Bay Coast, so I purchased a Beechcraft for that purpose.

I retired in 2006 and now have the time to pursue my favorite hobby of woodworking and specifically, woodturning. I began woodturning in High School in 1960 and had a great teacher, Mr. Clinton. I have practiced my hobby over the years to achieve a high level of expertise and I really enjoy working in my shop producing items of interest, beauty and functionality. I have been learning a lot and having a great time. My projects involve lots of variety and I challenge myself with as many new things as possible. I have learned lots and like to turn bowls, hollow forms, Christmas ornaments, pepper grinders, pens and a variety of tools like drop whorls for the wool spinning industry. Woodturning is keeping me occupied trying new things and having fun.

A duck call made from scratch out of maple, no kit used!
It quacks like a duck. Also, a Kendama toy made out of oak.
Both made for my Grandchildren.
Cartridge pens 30/06, window made
with Bokote or Purple Heart wood inserts,
shed antler upper and a real FMJ bullet for a pen nib.
Hollowing an 8" hollow form, 1/8" wall thickness,
using the Monster hollowing rig
Segmented Bowl, Maple and Walnut
Drop Spindles (Whorls) my design and a Whorl holder
Walnut Pepper Mill
First set of Cored Russian Olive Bowls

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