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It was great to have Michael Fay with us from the Dublin
Chapter for our August meeting. Michael started the demonstration with the highlighting of a number of safety
aspects including the use of safety glasses, air ventilator and the tightening of the chuck at both key
project was an ear-ring stand incorporating a small jewelry box as its base. Using a section of
maple floor board for the ear-ring holder he mounted the disc by jamming it between the chuck and the
tailstock, and turned a 2 mm x 35 mm spigot on each side. His template story
board contained all the measurements required for the project, together with a jig with 24 x 2.5 mm holes
which was fitted onto the ear-ring base using a jam chuck and drilled accordingly. The disc was then
reduced in diameter to avoid holes being too far from the edge, and was further reduced in thickness to 4 mm,
thus taking out any possible drill damage.
a 3/8 bowl gouge he shaped and completed the bowl and lid. The central
spindle stem was turned to 130 mm in length, and the four parts were glued together and finished with Danish
Oil. The second coat was applied with fine steel wool which also acted as a denibber of
the previous application.