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Jun 3rd, 2012 at 5:16am
 
I am so happy to be back with you after such a long time.
useless to speak about the past year.... the future is full of fantastic shavings.

I have been at the new Escoulen school in Aiguines (France).  I guess it is the largest turning school in Euope.
on the occasion of the opening Jean François Escoulen organised a competition: turning a "Trembleur"

This was in the past a test for turners.  It was called the "demostration of vituosity"
One has to turn a 1,2 meter piece, with figures of 50 mm separated by a stem of 1,8 mm.....

Trembleur means shaker...  Every tuner is shaking while turning because of the required precision.
In addition, you cannot take the piece out of the lathe without a glass tube...

Better than words, look at the film bellow.

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Reply #1 - Jun 3rd, 2012 at 5:32am
 
Awesome...I cannot imagine achieving that level of skill.
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Reply #2 - Jun 3rd, 2012 at 6:01am
 
I am with you, John... that is a real jaw-dropper!
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Reply #3 - Jun 3rd, 2012 at 6:42am
 
That was fantastic. Thanks for the video.
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Reply #4 - Jun 3rd, 2012 at 9:09am
 
Wow, that is incredible.  The skill and ingenuity is unbelievable.  Thanks of posting this.
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Reply #5 - Jun 3rd, 2012 at 9:46am
 
Wow that is incredible. The detail and it doesn't look like they even use sandpaper. Thanks for sharing
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Reply #6 - Jun 3rd, 2012 at 4:25pm
 
As a master watchmaker I can appreciate their skill...
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Reply #7 - Jun 4th, 2012 at 5:57am
 
By Golly, Them's some mighty fancy finials!! Cheesy Cheesy

Amazing stuff.
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Reply #8 - Jun 4th, 2012 at 7:39am
 
WoW... talk about tool control... amazing!!!
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Reply #9 - Jun 4th, 2012 at 10:15am
 
Is that part of an M.O.F. test???
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Reply #10 - Jun 7th, 2012 at 1:44am
 
Many thanks for your comments.

Mike
You speak about tool control....
It is true that turning a trembleur requires a lot of concentration.  The candidates turned in public, answered many questions from the vistors, were surrounded by a noisy croud....
They were great!

Gary
No it is not part of the MOF test, too simple
But I can guaranty you that all those who presented themself to the MOF competition turned quite a few trembleurs prior to start thinking of the piece they were to turned at MOF test.
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Reply #11 - Jun 7th, 2012 at 5:49am
 
I've seen the  MOF test for pastry chefs.  I can only imagine what it's like  for  these guys.
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Reply #12 - Jun 11th, 2012 at 9:53am
 
gary marquardt wrote on Jun 4th, 2012 at 10:15am:
Is that part of an M.O.F. test???


Al right I will admit I have lead a sheltered life.  What is the M.O.F. Test?

Google got me nowhere, I must have asked the wrong question.
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Reply #13 - Oct 16th, 2013 at 3:52pm
 
We had a demo at the club meeting this weekend on turning a trembleur.  So I thought I'd bring this to the top of the list for a while.   One day I will do this.
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Reply #14 - Oct 17th, 2013 at 3:29pm
 
Cliff,  here is the Wiki.  to actually   watch   the  test is rare.  the movie "Kings of Pastry"  is  the only time  that I  know of where the  test has been filmed.
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