This and That

Random bits of my life

Wood and Paint

Posted by Avital Pinnick on September 16, 2013


These exquisitely turned boxes, cups, and dreidels were made by Eli Abuhatzira (below). A friend of mine took a wood-turning course with Eli. She said that she was making a nice but rather dull bowl on the lathe. Eli added a groove and enlarged a space a tiny bit and it turned the bowl into something extraordinary. I was hoping to come back to get better photos of him at work. The space was very crowded and I took these photos over people’s shoulders, under a very yellow light (probably halogen), so the colour had to be adjusted quite a lot.


It wasn’t easy getting a good focus on hands behind a dirty plexiglass screen but this shot worked.


Instrument-maker Shlomo Moyal gave an excellent lecture on how a violin is made, including the different kinds of wood that go into making a single instrument.



Hungarian furniture painter painting a chest.


I couldn’t get a good shot of his hands because he was sitting next to the wall of the kiosk.


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