North East Chapter – Irish Woodturners
A special thanks to Brendan
Sullivan for donating a variety of turning tools – proceeds raised on the day amounted to €50, which in turn
was donated to the local branch of St.Vincent de
Our new Secretary, Dave Carroll,
demonstrated how to make a candlestick and holder. Tools used during the process
included roughing gouge, skew, round-bar scraper, beading tool and parting tool. Working with a recycled piece
of Iroko, the spindle for the candlestick was chuck mounted and secured in position with a ring centre in the
tailstock for maximum stability. After initial shaping,
the candle cup was formed using a 22mm drill mounted in the tailstock. The various grades of
sandpaper used were managed by means of a bulldog clip which was attached to the lathe by means of a magnet.
The spindle was finished with an application of sanding sealer, followed by briwax. Next a 10mm spigot was
turned at the drive end, and in the process the bottom bead was slightly undercut to provide a discreet fit
into the base, and also to allow room to trap any glue that might escape.
The Teak base for the candlestick
was mounted on a face plate and inserted in the chuck. The bottom of the base
was formed with a recess for reverse mounting in the jaws. Having shaped and finished
the face, the centre was drilled to take the candlestick spigot, and the rim drilled to accommodate the
finger ring holder. The finger ring holder was turned from the balance of the candlestick spindle which
was drilled 22mm x 20mm deep and fitted to the base using a 6mm dowel.
Tips for the
Fit cling-film onto face visor to
protect it from Sanding Sealer splashes. Replace cling-film when
Cut into a
Perspex jig the maximum and minimum half circumference of internal and external measurements of your chuck for
Thanks Dave for
a very well presented and entertaining demonstration.
Thanks to Seamus
Cassidy for giving critique on the following items:-
Block & Gravel in Laburnum and burr Elm with silver wire insets – Cecil
Spalted beech bowl – Pat Halligan.
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Leather stitched Cherry bowl – Cecil Barron.
Mini Laburnum bowl – Bob Dier.
Thanks to the
Dublin Chapter for co-ordinating memorial to our late member Jim McNeice, and preparing a framed certificate
which has been passed on to his wife June and family. Jim was a long standing
member of the Dublin Chapter before joining the Northeast.
McNeice Memorial Certificate
reads as follows:-Family Tree Scheme. An Oak Tree has been planted in Larch Hill,
Tibradden, Co. Dublin in memory of Jim
McNeice, from Irish Woodturner’s Guild, Dublin Chapter.