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.
Peter demonstrated how to make an “open” form which he then proceeded to cut away to produce a Van Berkel style erosion form.
April’s demo was embedding copper by Mike Luck. He showed how to prepare a bowl or platter, how to twist wire to prepare it as an inlay and how to embed it and glue it in place. Mike also showed examples of copper tube inlay with milliput expoxy putty.
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 […]
January’s meeting was a demonstration by our chairman Keith Fenton. Keith demonstrated how to turn a toadstool box and a sphere. This one was turned from box wood.
This year, the competition is to make a “Woody Woodpecker”. The winner will be the woodpecker that takes the longest to reach the bottom of the pole. Rules and instructions are in the document below.
We have been asked if our members would like to make some more pump handles for Hillside Brewery and there will be a competition for these at our AWGB 30th anniversary celebration on the 21st of June. Here is a diagram showing dimensions of the two types of pump handles. The creative bit is up […]
We had an informative demonstration and talk on ukelele making. At the end of the evening we were treated to a few songs to finish off! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_NJ6GRdf0A
This video of Sarah Robinson PhD explains what spalting is all about.
Do you have trouble with catches? This video by Richard Raffan explains why they happen and how to avoid them.