Sunday, December 17, 2006

A sad farewell

Frank Sudol, one of the most inspirational turners in North America, passed away on Friday, Dec. 15, 2006. He was an influential innovator in terms of techniques (the captured boring bar hollowing system for his tall, thin-walled vessels; thin wall piercing, airbrushing, etc.) and was a turner who encouraged us all to fire up our creative engines. You could always tell when Frank was demonstrating at a symposium because the room was standing room only and overflowing into the hallway, and there was so much laughter coming from the room that you knew a good time was being had by all. Frank will be sorely missed in our woodturning community.

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