North East Chapter – Irish Woodturners
Peter Donagh was our April demonstrator –
turning a 11”x4” textured Sycamore bowl.
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
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
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
Bob Dier – 8 bowls, each with a different
Peter Donagh - Sycamore Textured
Holly Bowl - Pat Halligan
Mahogany & Ash veneer Goblet - John Sheeran
Teak & Almond - Pestle & Mortar - Cecil Barron
Elm V Bowl with gold gilding - Cecil Barron
Oak Whiskey Table - Richard Coyle
Ripple Ash Platter - Noel Byrne
Sycamore Textured Bowl - Peter Donagh
8 bowls - each with a different finish - Bob Dier