The club attended the Fire and Wood summer event in May at our local Dean Heritage Centre and one of our members got talking to the Director of a local brewery. The brewery thought it would be a good idea if the woodturning club could make some beer pump handles. Paul Williamson, the Director of Hillside Brewery […]
This piece started as a project at the Forest of Dean Woodturners club night in August 2014. It originally weighted 64lbs and when finished tipped the scales at 4.5lbs, with a final size of 20” x 14.5”.
The earliest hints of the Art of Woodturning probably lie in the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, to be found in the tombs of the Pharaohs. There, pictographs depicting a primitive bow-driven hand drill can be seen. Though this is not actually a lathe, it is the first indication of the use of the bow as a […]
By Paul Hannaby Using the Hamlet Siragas hollowing tool (I have the Big Brother version) with the standard grind can give a tendency for the cutter to become clogged and there can also be a tendency for the tool to "chatter", especially when the cutter is well extended over the toolrest. What follows are my […]
By Keith Fenton Suggested Sequence Select timber for the project (Wet wood takes a stain better? Personal choice would be Silver Birch, Sycamore or Ash with as many knots, burrs, branch wood insertions as possible). Turn the item to a finished condition as dry as possible. (Leave […]