Writer Profile for Lyle Jamieson

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Lyle Jamieson

Traverse City, MI

Lyle’s first experience with turning came as a child. He did all kinds of woodworking mentored by his father. In 1988, the woodworking tools got left behind for turning. 

Lyle Jamieson’s turned figurative sculptures adorn the shelves and display cases of museums, patrons, and institutions around the world. Lyle is the President of Northwest Michigan Woodturners, and has been a member of Northwestern Michigan Artists and Craftsmen, Traverse Area Arts Council, Wood Turning Center, American Association of Woodturners, and Collectors of Wood Art.   

Lyle is also an accomplished teacher of woodturning technique; when teaching, Lyle concentrates on the process of turning in contrast to the product.  What is the difference between a beginning turner and an advanced turner?  It is what they do with the basics.  He has been a demonstrator at the AAW national and local chapter symposiums since 1996.  Lyle was a selected instructor featured in the 1997 AAW Symposium Video.  He has been an instructor at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Provo Symposium, the Appalachian Center for Crafts and Brookfield Turning Center.  Additionally, Lyle has been an Extended Education instructor in Woodturning at Northwestern Michigan College and does workshops and operates the Jamieson School of Woodturning for beginning and advanced students in his Traverse City studio. 

Lyle’s trademark is hollow forms.  His primary influence came from exploring non-functional turning.  He is the inventor/creator of the Jamieson Hollow Form Turning System for safer, in-control hollowing that is fun, too.  The system creates a rest behind the main tool rest which simplifies the hollowing process.  A turner can stand beside the lathe and gently guide the cutter into the vessel with fingertip control.  The newest advancement has been the use of a laser beam measuring devise to accurately measure wall thickness of hollow forms.

 

Contact Info:

Phone: 231-947-2348
Email: lyle@lylejamieson.com
Web Site: http://www.lylejamieson.com

 

 

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Working with BurlsDec 2018
Preventing Catches through Tool ControlFeb 2019

Questions and Answers:


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YouTube AdvantagesJan 2015Click here to read this Q&A
Planning your TurningFeb 2015Click here to read this Q&A
Hollowing through Small OpeningsMar 2015Click here to read this Q&A
Hollowing Tool ControlMay 2015Click here to read this Q&A
Lathe Speed and Safety WarningJun 2015Click here to read this Q&A
Safety Jul 2015Click here to read this Q&A
How does a negative rake scraper really work compared to a standard grind edge?Aug 2015Click here to read this Q&A
Advice for Turners / More on Negative Rake ScrapersSep 2015Click here to read this Q&A
Finishing your TurningsOct 2015Click here to read this Q&A
Organizing your woodshopNov 2015Click here to read this Q&A
Turn the Easy Way: The Four Cuts of Tool ControlDec 2015Click here to read this Q&A
Working with BurlsJan 2016Click here to read this Q&A
Hollowing with the pith in the woodFeb 2016Click here to read this Q&A
Dust ProtectionMar 2016Click here to read this Q&A
Grain IssuesApr 2016Click here to read this Q&A
HSS CuttersMay 2016Click here to read this Q&A
Tools and Tool StorageJun 2016Click here to read this Q&A
Moving Beyond the BasicsJul 2016Click here to read this Q&A
DuplicatorsAug 2016Click here to read this Q&A
How to Turn a BeadSep 2016Click here to read this Q&A
Glue BlocksOct 2016Click here to read this Q&A
Tools that don't need sharpening?Nov 2016Click here to read this Q&A
SandingDec 2016Click here to read this Q&A
Sharpening angle for bowl gougesJan 2017Click here to read this Q&A
Laser Systems for HollowingFeb 2017Click here to read this Q&A
More on SandingMar 2017Click here to read this Q&A
Thin Spindle TurningApr 2017Click here to read this Q&A
Sharpening a skewMay 2017Click here to read this Q&A
Wax on turning blanksJun 2017Click here to read this Q&A
Figurative TurningsJul 2017Click here to read this Q&A
Boiling WoodAug 2017Click here to read this Q&A
Keeping Faceshields CleanSep 2017Click here to read this Q&A
Preventing Catches through Tool ControlOct 2017Click here to read this Q&A
Turning Large Wood SafelyNov 2017Click here to read this Q&A
Multi-Axis TurningDec 2017Click here to read this Q&A
Live Remote DemonstrationsJan 2018Click here to read this Q&A
Turning green bowl to a thin wall and finishFeb 2018Click here to read this Q&A
Turning structurally unsound woodMar 2018Click here to read this Q&A
Bedan useApr 2018Click here to read this Q&A
Tool Rest PositioningMay 2018Click here to read this Q&A
Home built system, back rest sizeJun 2018Click here to read this Q&A
Wood for Glue BlocksJul 2018Click here to read this Q&A
How to turn iceAug 2018Click here to read this Q&A
Adapters and FaceplatesSep 2018Click here to read this Q&A
Finishing the edge on natural edge bowlsOct 2018Click here to read this Q&A
Christmas Ornament HollowingNov 2018Click here to read this Q&A
Drying wood with antifreeze?Dec 2018Click here to read this Q&A
Dust in the ShopJan 2019Click here to read this Q&A
Best cutter bar size for hollowingFeb 2019Click here to read this Q&A
Working with SandpaperMar 2019Click here to read this Q&A
Cracks in WoodApr 2019Click here to read this Q&A
Staying enthusedMay 2019Click here to read this Q&A
Removing bark from your turning blankJun 2019Click here to read this Q&A
Dealing with Shavings in your Hollow FormsJul 2019Click here to read this Q&A
Tips for Morse Taper Drilling on the LatheAug 2019Click here to read this Q&A
Tips for Mounting Wood Blanks on the LatheSep 2019Click here to read this Q&A
Tips for using a Tree Crotch for a BowlOct 2019Click here to read this Q&A
Buffing pieces with holes or cracksNov 2019Click here to read this Q&A
Cracks in WoodDec 2019Click here to read this Q&A