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Alan Trout

Alan Trout

 

Alan Trout and his Tobin Hill Turning Studio reside in the historic Tobin Hill neighborhood on the north end of downtown San Antonio, Texas.  It is an eclectic neighborhood with a growing art community that helps feed Alan’s creativity.  His works are wood turnings, but with a surprise element.  Resins are cast into wood burls, root balls, and other found organic material to create what he likes to call “Syntho-Organic Forms”. These techniques and style are unique to Alan’s work and his pieces can be found in some of the finest private wood art collections and galleries in the country.

Artist Statement

Coming from a machine tool background, wood turning was a natural way to express my artistic side.  When I first saw a book of fine turned vessels, I knew turning was what I wanted to do.  It took a couple of years before I could get a lathe and start on my journey into woodturning.  Being self taught, I had to first gain enough tool skills to express what I saw in my mind, and with time, I have developed techniques advanced enough to express what I imagine.

My interest in art started in high school.  We have all had those teachers that make a significant impact on our lives, and my art teacher was one of those.  She was a very nurturing teacher and was your friend and mentor but still able to keep you in line.  She taught us the basics of proportion and color, but let us experiment in different media and explore our interests.  She lead many of her students to several scholastic art awards, and is involved in many of her former student’s lives.  She has always been a huge influence on how I approach my work and I am honored to call her a friend.

I really enjoy looking at what other artists and turners do, and I learn from all of them.  What influences my work more than anything is my daily environment.  My family, the places I go, the things I see, my childhood-all have a significant impact on the work I produce.  Something as simple as the shape of a piece of fine crystal or the organic shapes I see along a nature trail have an impact on my creative process.

I tend to use simple, flowing lines in my “Syntho-Organic” pieces. The visual textures created by the blend of the colored resin and organic materials are striking on their own and, in my opinion, are best when incorporated into simple forms with good proportions.

I pour a little piece of myself into everything that I make.  Nothing makes me happier than when others get enjoyment out of what I create.

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Alan has been a friend of ours for a number of years and is well known for his flawless CA glue finishes. For his sanding supplies he comes to us and below are some of the items he enjoys using most!

Supplies from VincesWoodNWonders.com

Specials

Alan Trout Special 3x5 Inch Sanding Block and Sheets
Alan Trout Special 3x5 Inch Sanding Block and Sheets
Package includes a 3x5 inch SIA Rectangle Double Sided Pad. One side firm and one side soft! One 10 pack 3x5 inch BlueFlex pads of 220, 320,400 and 600 grit sheets.
Price: $30.00
Alan Trout Special 3x5 Inch Sanding Block and Sheets PLUS SIASOFT 800-1500 Grit
Alan Trout Special 3x5 Inch Sanding Block and Sheets PLUS SIASOFT 800-1500 Grit
Package includes a 3x5 inch SIA Rectangle Double Sided Pad. One side firm and one side soft! One 10 pack 3x5 inch BlueFlex pads of 220, 320,400 and 600 grit sheets. Also one yard of SIASOFT 800,1000, 1200 and 1500 grit 4 3/8" wide strips for that perfect finish!
Price: $45.00

Sanding Pads

3 x 5 Inch Sanding Block (Dual Softness)
3 x 5 Inch Sanding Block (Dual Softness)
This Premium 3x5 Inch Sanding Block works great with 3x5 Velcro sanding sheets. This pad has a firm foam pad on one side and a soft foam pad on the other. Both side of the pad are Velcro and long lasting!
Price: $19.95
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3" Curvy Palm Sander
Our Palm Sander lets you use your 3" hook-and-loop sanding discs for hand sanding as well as power sanding. Made of sturdy foam with a durable hook and loop face, this Palm Sander fits comfortably in your hand and is designed for slow speed sanding as well as spot sanding problem areas with the lathe off. The firm foam design allows the sander to conform to most work while providing even sanding pressure that will extend the life to your sanding discs. *Works with all hook and loop type abrasives *3" diameter x 2.5" tall. Be sure to use our Firm, Medium, and Soft Innerface Pads for better pressure control as you progress through your sanding grits!
Price: $7.25
3
3" Palm Sander
Our Palm Sander lets you use your 3" hook-and-loop sanding discs for hand sanding as well as power sanding. Made of sturdy foam with a durable hook and loop face, this Palm Sander fits comfortably in your hand and is designed for slow speed sanding as well as spot sanding problem areas with the lathe off. The firm foam design allows the sander to conform to most work while providing even sanding pressure that will extend the life to your sanding discs. *Works with all hook and loop type abrasives *3" diameter x 2.5" tall. Be sure to use our Firm, Medium, and Soft Innerface Pads for better pressure control as you progress through your sanding grits!
Price: $7.25

Blue Flex 3×5 Inch Sheets

3x5 Inch BlueFlex Discs 220 Grit 10Pk
3x5 Inch BlueFlex Discs 220 Grit 10Pk
BlueFlex Sheets in 3x5 inch work great for those area you need to hand sand. These sheets are work best with our SIA rectangle double sided hand sander.
Price: $3.50
3x5 Inch BlueFlex Discs 320 Grit 10Pk
3x5 Inch BlueFlex Discs 320 Grit 10Pk
BlueFlex Sheets in 3x5 inch work great for those area you need to hand sand. These sheets are work best with our SIA rectangle double sided hand sander.
Price: $3.50
3x5 Inch BlueFlex Discs 400 Grit 10Pk
3x5 Inch BlueFlex Discs 400 Grit 10Pk
BlueFlex Sheets in 3x5 inch work great for those area you need to hand sand. These sheets are work best with our SIA rectangle double sided hand sander.
Price: $3.50
3x5 Inch BlueFlex Discs 600 Grit 10Pk
3x5 Inch BlueFlex Discs 600 Grit 10Pk
BlueFlex Sheets in 3x5 inch work great for those area you need to hand sand. These sheets are work best with our SIA rectangle double sided hand sander.
Price: $3.50

SIASOFT

SIA SOFT FILM BACKED YARD 800 GRIT BLUE
SIA SOFT FILM BACKED YARD 800 GRIT BLUE
SIA SOFT FILM BACKED FOAM SANDING ABRASIVE BY THE YARD! This product is excellent for spindle sanding also can be used on face plate work. This product is perforated every 5 inches so you can tear off sheets as needed. Very convenient! STRUCTURE Grit: semi-friable aluminum oxide Coating: electrostatic Bonding: synthetic resin Backing: MYLAR FILM Grit range: P180-1500 PROPERTIES Removal rate: very high thanks to special coating Lifetime: very long Stability: flexible Finish: very good ADVANTAGE • can be used for a universal range of application and materials • for manual and machine use • very good finish • abrasive grit and paper backing are ideally matched APPLICATION • sanding of feather edges (old lacquers / metal / wood) • sanding of filler / polyester / glass fiber reinforced plastic / wood • flatting primer filler AVAILABLE GRITS: 180,240,320,400, 600 and NEW 800, 1000, 1200, 1500 GRIT!
Price: $5.00
SIA SOFT FILM BACKED YARD 1000 GRIT BLUE
SIA SOFT FILM BACKED YARD 1000 GRIT BLUE
SIA SOFT FILM BACKED FOAM SANDING ABRASIVE BY THE YARD! This product is excellent for spindle sanding also can be used on face plate work. This product is perforated every 5 inches so you can tear off sheets as needed. Very convenient! STRUCTURE Grit: semi-friable aluminum oxide Coating: electrostatic Bonding: synthetic resin Backing: MYLAR FILM Grit range: P180-1500 PROPERTIES Removal rate: very high thanks to special coating Lifetime: very long Stability: flexible Finish: very good ADVANTAGE • can be used for a universal range of application and materials • for manual and machine use • very good finish • abrasive grit and paper backing are ideally matched APPLICATION • sanding of feather edges (old lacquers / metal / wood) • sanding of filler / polyester / glass fiber reinforced plastic / wood • flatting primer filler AVAILABLE GRITS: 180,240,320,400,600 and NEW 800,1000,1200,1500 GRIT!
Price: $5.00
SIA SOFT FILM BACKED YARD 1200 GRIT BLUE
SIA SOFT FILM BACKED YARD 1200 GRIT BLUE
SIA SOFT FILM BACKED FOAM SANDING ABRASIVE BY THE YARD! This product is excellent for spindle sanding also can be used on face plate work. This product is perforated every 5 inches so you can tear off sheets as needed. Very convenient! STRUCTURE Grit: semi-friable aluminum oxide Coating: electrostatic Bonding: synthetic resin Backing: MYLAR FILM Grit range: P180-1500 PROPERTIES Removal rate: very high thanks to special coating Lifetime: very long Stability: flexible Finish: very good ADVANTAGE • can be used for a universal range of application and materials • for manual and machine use • very good finish • abrasive grit and paper backing are ideally matched APPLICATION • sanding of feather edges (old lacquers / metal / wood) • sanding of filler / polyester / glass fiber reinforced plastic / wood • flatting primer filler AVAILABLE GRITS: 180,240,320,400, 600 and NEW 800,1000,1200,1500 GRIT!
Price: $5.00
SIA SOFT FILM BACKED YARD 1500 GRIT BLUE
SIA SOFT FILM BACKED YARD 1500 GRIT BLUE
SIA SOFT PAPER BACKED FOAM SANDING ABRASIVE BY THE YARD! This product is excellent for spindle sanding also can be used on face plate work. This product is perforated every 5 inches so you can tear off sheets as needed. Very convenient! STRUCTURE Grit: semi-friable aluminum oxide Coating: electrostatic Bonding: synthetic resin Backing: MYLAR FILM Grit range: P180-1500 PROPERTIES Removal rate: very high thanks to special coating Lifetime: very long Stability: flexible Finish: very good ADVANTAGE • can be used for a universal range of application and materials • for manual and machine use • very good finish • abrasive grit and paper backing are ideally matched APPLICATION • sanding of feather edges (old lacquers / metal / wood) • sanding of filler / polyester / glass fiber reinforced plastic / wood • flatting primer filler AVAILABLE GRITS: 180,240,320,400,600 and NEW 800,1000,1200,1500 GRIT!
Price: $5.00

 SIAAIR DISCS

SIA AIR VELVET 1000 GRIT 3PK
SIA AIR VELVET 1000 GRIT 3PK
This Product is OUTSTANDING! Hook and Loop backing on pure foam allowing dust extraction through the disc! Wet and or Dry Sand with these discs while enjoying a very long sanding life! Recommended for exotic woods or any wood needed sanding 1000 to 4000 grit range. Also great for acrylics and plastics! Package of 3 Discs! STRUCTURE: Grit: aluminum oxide Coating: special process Bonding: synthetic resin Backing: cloth Grit range: P1000, P2000, P3000, P4000 PROPERTIES: Removal rate: very high. Lifetime: very long. Stability: very flexible. Finish: very good. ADVANTAGE:• pressure is distributed uniformly thanks to the foam backing. • very adaptable to contours and curves, no risk of sand-through. • absorption and emission of abrasive fluids possible thanks to the foam backing. APPLICATION: • fine sanding of round edges, contours and also concave / convex shapes. • fine sanding of primer filler, paint and lacquers. • sanding for blending. • sanding of mineral substances. • fine surface sanding before polishing. • producing a mat finish on surfaces. 7940 SIAAIR velvet. Grits 1000,2000, 3000, and 4000! 3" in Size
Price: $8.50
SIA AIR VELVET 2000 GRIT 3PK
SIA AIR VELVET 2000 GRIT 3PK
This Product is OUTSTANDING! Hook and Loop backing on pure foam allowing dust extraction through the disc! Wet and or Dry Sand with these discs while enjoying a very long sanding life! Recommended for exotic woods or any wood needed sanding 1000 to 4000 grit range. Also great for acrylics and plastics! Package of 3 Discs! STRUCTURE: Grit: aluminum oxide Coating: special process Bonding: synthetic resin Backing: cloth Grit range: P1000, P2000, P3000, P4000 PROPERTIES: Removal rate: very high. Lifetime: very long. Stability: very flexible. Finish: very good. ADVANTAGE:• pressure is distributed uniformly thanks to the foam backing. • very adaptable to contours and curves, no risk of sand-through. • absorption and emission of abrasive fluids possible thanks to the foam backing. APPLICATION: • fine sanding of round edges, contours and also concave / convex shapes. • fine sanding of primer filler, paint and lacquers. • sanding for blending. • sanding of mineral substances. • fine surface sanding before polishing. • producing a mat finish on surfaces. 7940 SIAAIR velvet. Grits 1000,2000, 3000, and 4000! 3" in Size
Price: $8.50
SIA AIR VELVET 3000 GRIT 3PK
SIA AIR VELVET 3000 GRIT 3PK
This Product is OUTSTANDING! Hook and Loop backing on pure foam allowing dust extraction through the disc! Wet and or Dry Sand with these discs while enjoying a very long sanding life! Recommended for exotic woods or any wood needed sanding 1000 to 4000 grit range. Also great for acrylics and plastics! Package of 3 Discs! STRUCTURE: Grit: aluminum oxide Coating: special process Bonding: synthetic resin Backing: cloth Grit range: P1000, P2000, P3000, P4000 PROPERTIES: Removal rate: very high. Lifetime: very long. Stability: very flexible. Finish: very good. ADVANTAGE:• pressure is distributed uniformly thanks to the foam backing. • very adaptable to contours and curves, no risk of sand-through. • absorption and emission of abrasive fluids possible thanks to the foam backing. APPLICATION: • fine sanding of round edges, contours and also concave / convex shapes. • fine sanding of primer filler, paint and lacquers. • sanding for blending. • sanding of mineral substances. • fine surface sanding before polishing. • producing a mat finish on surfaces. 7940 SIAAIR velvet. Grits 1000,2000, 3000, and 4000! 3" in Size
Price: $8.50
SIA AIR VELVET 4000 GRIT 3PK
SIA AIR VELVET 4000 GRIT 3PK
This Product is OUTSTANDING! Hook and Loop backing on pure foam allowing dust extraction through the disc! Wet and or Dry Sand with these discs while enjoying a very long sanding life! Recommended for exotic woods or any wood needed sanding 1000 to 4000 grit range. Also great for acrylics and plastics! Package of 3 Discs! STRUCTURE: Grit: aluminum oxide Coating: special process Bonding: synthetic resin Backing: cloth Grit range: P1000, P2000, P3000, P4000 PROPERTIES: Removal rate: very high. Lifetime: very long. Stability: very flexible. Finish: very good. ADVANTAGE:• pressure is distributed uniformly thanks to the foam backing. • very adaptable to contours and curves, no risk of sand-through. • absorption and emission of abrasive fluids possible thanks to the foam backing. APPLICATION: • fine sanding of round edges, contours and also concave / convex shapes. • fine sanding of primer filler, paint and lacquers. • sanding for blending. • sanding of mineral substances. • fine surface sanding before polishing. • producing a mat finish on surfaces. 7940 SIAAIR velvet. Grits 1000,2000, 3000, and 4000! 3" in Size
Price: $8.50
SIA AIR VELVET 1000 - 4000 GRIT ONE EACH
SIA AIR VELVET 1000 - 4000 GRIT ONE EACH
This Product is OUTSTANDING! Hook and Loop backing on pure foam allowing dust extraction through the disc! Wet and or Dry Sand with these discs while enjoying a very long sanding life! Recommended for exotic woods or any wood needed sanding 1000 to 4000 grit range. Also great for acrylics and plastics! STRUCTURE: Grit: aluminum oxide Coating: special process Bonding: synthetic resin Backing: cloth Grit range: P1000, P2000, P3000, P4000 PROPERTIES: Removal rate: very high. Lifetime: very long. Stability: very flexible. Finish: very good. ADVANTAGE:• pressure is distributed uniformly thanks to the foam backing. • very adaptable to contours and curves, no risk of sand-through. • absorption and emission of abrasive fluids possible thanks to the foam backing. APPLICATION: • fine sanding of round edges, contours and also concave / convex shapes. • fine sanding of primer filler, paint and lacquers. • sanding for blending. • sanding of mineral substances. • fine surface sanding before polishing. • producing a mat finish on surfaces. 7940 SIAAIR velvet. Grits 1000,2000, 3000, and 4000! 3" in Size
Price: $11.00

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