Paul Sweete Demo – February ’24

Paul demonstrated turning a burr elm and resin bowl with a combination of bowl gouges and a carbide cutter. For the second half Paul turned a spalted beech “porriger” bowl and showed how to turn and cut the handles.

Paul Hannaby Demo March ’23

Paul did a demonstration on colouring and grain fills. He explained the process of turning a simple ash bud vase and used the two vases he turned to demonstrate colouring by airbrushing spirit stains and followed up with coloured grain fills using waxes. For part two of the demo, Paul part turned a platter and […]

Improving the cut of the Hamlet Big Brother hollowing tool

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 […]

Colouring vessels

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 […]