Dave Carroll demonstrated his unique waste
paper reprocessing machine which transforms waste paper into briquette form as part of his answer to the fuel
problem – Peter Donagh can be seen testing its efficiency in the photo
Peter Donagh testing Dave Carroll's Briquette Machine
Dave also displayed his homemade pyrography
wood burner which he assembled from redundant electronic controls and which worked very effectively.
His project for the day was a deluxe model
bird feeder. Using .75” square x 10” white deal, 3 decorated spindles were turned with a spigot at each
top was designed to ensure adequate angle for rain run off, and a 40mm hole drilled to facilitate the
bottom section was mounted on a face plate and designed with a V feature in the centre to ensure nuts fell to
the side and also to provide drainage.
Fine mesh wire was cut to form the body of the feeder and fitted between the
top and bottom before the spindles were fitted. A decorative finial set off
the base, and the unit was suspended with the fitting of a central electrical cable attached to the bottom
and running through the top lid.
Even though the feeder did not require any application of finish it was
certainly a fitting tribute to any appreciative bird.
Top tips for the day: Sign your finished
turning before applying selected finish. Use an old toothbrush to clean
Laburnum Bowl - James Halligan Apr 2011
Spalted Birch Bowl - John Conneff Apr 2011
Beech Pot Puree - Bob Dier Apr 2011