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As the World Turns

 

These are the hands of Adrie Bezemer, a wood turner in Goudriaan, Netherlands.

Astrid and I were privileged to watch him make this wood goblet a week ago.






As the World Turns

 

These are the hands of Adrie Bezemer, a wood turner in Goudriaan, Netherlands.

Astrid and I were privileged to watch him make this wood goblet a week ago.






comments (50)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Nov 2012, 01:02
Wonderful!

I especially like the reflections on his wedding ring, and the wood shavings on his sleeve!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. This is a experience I'll never forget.
Nice capture of his hands. Clearly not an assembly-line process.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Muchael. Definitely not an assembly line! smile
Fantastic Ginnie - I've no idea about slowing down the slides- but I really enjoyed watching! He's amazing isn't he!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. He really went into his zone. Thanks for watching.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Nov 2012, 04:42
We were indeed very privileged to watch him something create that wonderful. I love the video, you did a great job here. Wonderful picture
Ginnie Hart: You're always my boggest fan, of course, which I never take for granted, MLMA. Bedankt. I still need to figure out how to slow down those intro slides!
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Nov 2012, 05:28
Ginnie this is a fabulous shot.
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Sally. Thank you.
Wonderful hands of a fine craftsman Ginnie....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. 72-year-old hands! And this became his hobby after retirement. smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 12 Nov 2012, 06:48
very cool... and i love his hands, tho they do look like they are a little painful for him at the fingertips.... i like this very much
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elaine. We'll be seeing him again over the weekend. I'll have to ask him if he has any pain in his hands/fingertips. He didn't seem to. But at age 72, it's possible?
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Nov 2012, 06:58
Such a great skill. I'd start off with a block of wood and end up witha blunt chisel and a heap of shaving on the floor smile I like the wood chips on his sleeve,
Ginnie Hart: It really is a skill, Alan, and he is a master, even though this is his hobby! Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Nov 2012, 07:04
Very nicely done Ginnie: I am always imprressed with these sorts of skills
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris, and me, too. I just stood there and stared (on the second goblet I didn't take pictures).
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 12 Nov 2012, 07:07
How lucky to have seen this with your own eyes, as opposed to somebody else's ha ha.
Ginnie Hart: You are so exactly right, Chad! We both felt so lucky that day!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 12 Nov 2012, 07:16
A telling photo of those sensitive hands, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Lisl. I loved looking at my dad's hands over the years, so some of those memories came back over me!
Fascinating video despite the high speed titles ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You're kind, Bill. Surely there is a way to "fix" the speed of those first slides without slowing down the rest of the video. They can land a man on the moon, for Pete's sake!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Nov 2012, 08:07
wonderful working hands - old hands -and full of expierence. I agree with Ray!
Ginnie Hart: Remember how last year it was the glass blower, Philine? That was especially for Astrid. This was especially for me because I think I would LOVE turning wood! Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 12 Nov 2012, 08:32
A fantastic shot Ginnie.There is so much to tell in these beautiful hands at work. Well done !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Laurette. These hands remind me of my dad's, who loved doing carpentry work in his day.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 12 Nov 2012, 08:46
Those hand have done some work in there time great photo
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Vintage. Thank you.
It is always a privilege to see old crafters working. Add time to the slides in timeline..
Ginnie Hart: It was a total privilege for us, Juan Carlos, to have this private demonstration, for sure!

How can you change the timeline for 3 slides without changing it for all....? I'll write you personally.
That's a huge egg cup, G!
For emu eggs? ;o)
Ginnie Hart: It's a goblet, LC, but you can use it, I'm sure, for an emu egg. smile
j'aime bien les ridules des mains
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Angevine. Merci.
Great post. I have always wanted to try my hand at this. The photo is beautiful. You did a great job of the you tube as well. You were lucky to have had this experience. You are certainly visiting interesting tradepeople.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. Wood turning is something 've had an interest in for a long time. I really think it would be so satisfying to create something like this...if you had the right tools, of course. smile
Goodness, I've just looked at my hands. Mine look Just as oold and weathered . I wonder if there is a song about getting wood dust in your eyes.
Ginnie Hart: Let's just face it, Richard. The whole lot of us is getting old and weathered! grin I'm sure there's a song to be found somewhere to address the situation.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Nov 2012, 11:43
Shades of old arts. During my visit, I was at http://www.mmploeg.demon.nl/index.htm where they make furniture. However they seldom do wood turning by hand. Everything is now computerised. Enter all measurements and the impressive machinery will make it. I am pretty sure Astrid would enjoy a demo of the process. All this doesn't mean the guy can't do manual work, he is qualified, but to have a profitable business you have to turn to technology.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Louis. I'm sure you're right. This fella does this as his hobby and takes great pride in it. Actually, come to think about it, I think he worked at such a factory as you described during his pre-retirement years! What a koinky-dink!
Wonderful close up shot Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 12 Nov 2012, 13:13
I love hands. They tell such great stories. Terrific image!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. I love hands, too!
A fine shot Ginnie, it is always good to watch a real craftsman at work.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Brian. I so agree!
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Nov 2012, 15:40
Nice study and shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Nov 2012, 15:55
That is such a lovely photograph of a craftsman and his skills
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Anne. He's adorable.
  • Madeline
  • United States
  • 12 Nov 2012, 15:57
I have the most respect for wood turners and wood crafters. Such an amazing art. I love all the step by step visuals on your blog, especially the goblets! and bravo on the video!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mad, for checking it all out. It totally mesmerizes me, as you'd guess! smile
Great capture Ginnie. My brother in law is a wood Turner.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. I love the craft and can just imagine what your BIL makes. I wonder if he makes a living at it?
A great capture of skilled hands in action Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fred.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Nov 2012, 19:41
The video is wonderful - how much skillful work to create this very fine candle- holder or egg -box (?) or...
Ginnie Hart: It's actually a goblet, Philine. Isn't it wonderful? Bedankt.
Those are definitely the hands of a master craftsman, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Tom! Thanks.
Great work!Nice shot! Congrats Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Caro, for stopping by and commenting here!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Nov 2012, 21:30
This is such a lovely close up of his hands.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherry.
Such a satisfying occupation, according to those who do it. All your stresses and strains fall away with the sawdust.
Ginnie Hart: It's a craft I would love to take up, Sheila, if I had the right tools. And to think this is his hobby after retiring. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 12 Nov 2012, 22:15
those hands have created some beautiful things.. nice capture! smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they have, Rian. Thanks.
Beautiful detail of a craftseman at work, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
I love the wood chips on his sleeve...
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Larry. smile Thanks.
Thank you fine Lady... 67 and SC became my hobby after i retired !... before that i just played the guitar... the trumpet and took thousands of photos with no way to share themgrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: In this regard, Peter, SC has been a "hobby" for many of us! smile
  • Paule
  • US
  • 13 Nov 2012, 05:52
Great detail.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Paule.
A craftsman's hands. Very nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael.
Beautiful work on the hands... I like this subject.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. I love old hands! Merci.
  • jpla
  • France
  • 13 Nov 2012, 08:51
De véritables artistes ! Jolis détails ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Nothing but the best for these hands, JP. Merci.
I enjoyed watching the man at work Ginnie. What a skillful pair of hands. Did you buy one?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for watching, Janet (and btw, I have fixed the video to lengthen the first slides!). While we were there, he made 2 different goblets and gave them to us gratis. I also then bought a wood ballpoint pen he had made out of the same wood. He plans to use my video on his website.

Here's a post on the entire time on my other blog:
http://www.ginniehart.blogspot.nl/2012/11/adrie-bezemer-wood-turner.html
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 14 Nov 2012, 04:25
This is such a beautiful image, Ginnie! Really beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Helen. Thank you.
What a wonderful post, Ginnie! The image of his hands engaged in work that he obviously enjoys is very touching. Also love how you've introduced us to this expert craftsman with your YouTube slides. I dearly hope that he has the opportunity apprentice his skill and knowledge to the next generation.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Beverly, for watching the video. It so happens his 12-yr-old grandson is picking up the hobby. Wouldn't that be something if he trains to become a wood turner like his g'pa! smile
Fantastic! All of it!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Lady!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 16 Nov 2012, 13:38
Definitely not a book-keeper's hands. These beautifully shot hands have the appearances of a lifetime of hard physical graft.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, George. Even though wood turning is his hobby after retirement (he's now 72), he's been working with wood all his adult life, making fine furniture.
Ginnie, you are a "master photographer" just as your subject is a master wood worker. This is a beautiful post, one of your best!
Ginnie Hart: You are most kind, Patrushka. I'm not sure anyone has ever called me that before, but I do appreciate your sentiment! Flattery will get you everywhere. smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 17 Nov 2012, 12:14
Creative hands that have seen quite some years. Wonderful Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Friday. They remind me of my dad's from years ago. Thanks.
  • Penny
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Dec 2012, 00:34
You can almost FEEL this whizzing round...
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Penny. And I can still see it! Thanks for stopping by again.

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