North East Chapter – Irish Woodturners Guild

 

April 2012

 

Peter Donagh was our April demonstrator – turning a 11”x4” textured Sycamore bowl.  

 

Peter Donagh at the Lathe

 Peter Donagh at the Lathe

 

This wide rimmed bowl was 4 years in the making; having been wet rough turned in 2008.  A support block with sandpaper attached to its face was mounted in the chuck.  The rough turned bowl was centered over this drive block, and the tailstock engaged into the pre-marked centre of the bowl spigot.  After truing up the outside a 3” base was turned which was backed up with a dovetail spigot.  The outside was textured using an Arbortech, and cleaned up with a powered nylon sanding wheel.  Reverse chuck, true face, create a 20 degree inward slope on the wide rim, and turn the inside.  The finishing cuts were taken using a 1.5” negative rake round nosed scraper.  Texture the rim as before, and undercut the inside edge of the bowl using a parting tool.  A Woodoc finish was applied using a toothbrush, and when dry, it would be worth experimenting with applying colour to the undercut section using an acrylic pencil marker.  Remount to remove dovetail spigot.  The end result – a delightful turning that really catches the eye. 

 

Guild Members keeping an eye on Peter Donagh

 Guild Members keeping an keen eye on Peter

 

 

Cecil Barron supplied the critique for the following entries:- 

  • John Sheeran – Mahogany & Ash veneer laminated Goblet. 
  • Noel Byrne – 18” Ripple Ash Platter. 
  • Richard Coyle – Oak Whiskey Table. 
  • Pat Halligan – Holly Bowl. 
  • Cecil Barron – Teak & Almond Pestle & Mortar. 
  • Cecil Barron – Elm textured V Bowl with gold gilding.
  • Bob Dier – 8 bowls, each with a different finish.
  • Peter Donagh - Sycamore Textured Bowl. 

 

Holly Bowl - Pat Halligan

 Holly Bowl - Pat Halligan

 

 

Mahogany & Ash veneer Goblet - John Sheeran

Mahogany & Ash veneer Goblet - John Sheeran

 

 

Teak & Almond - Pestle & Mortar - Cecil Barron

Teak & Almond - Pestle & Mortar - Cecil Barron

 

 

Elm V Bowl with gold gilding - Cecil Barron

Elm V Bowl with gold gilding - Cecil Barron

 

tn_Oak Whiskey Table 1 - Richard Coyle 

 

Oak Whiskey Table - Richard Coyle

 

 

Ripple Ash Platter - Noel Byrne

Ripple Ash Platter - Noel Byrne

 

 

 

Sycamore Textured Bowl - Peter Donagh

Sycamore Textured Bowl - Peter Donagh

 

8 bowls - each with a different finish - Bob Dier

8 bowls - each with a different finish - Bob Dier