Born in Toronto in 1947, Jim Lorriman has pursued woodworking from a young age. For the past ten years he has been applying his skills full-time as a self-taught woodturner in his Mulmur Hills, Bits & Pieces Studio, near Mansfield, Ontario.
Different kinds of woods pass through the door of Jim's studio - stair railings, window frames, siding, hockey sticks, old boat parts, lathing and dock cedar. He works his magic and this wood begins a new life as one of Jim's creations.
"I had one piece of wood that would be suitable for the History in the Making project and in order to maximize the yield, I measured twice and cut once. Doing this I was able to get a platter blank that was considerably larger than double the width of the original piece.
The wood is pine and quite soft so I had to turn and sand the piece carefully. The piece has now been signed and dated. I called it "A House on Jarvis Street"." - Jim Lorriman
From the Northfield House series of Jim's, History In The Making, project.
Approx. 14" DIA • ITEM 1408031