North East Chapter – Irish Woodturners
Cecil Barron was
welcomed as our demonstrator for March, and he went on to show us how he sets about making a two tier bun
stand. Working with Parana Pine, which he explained originated
in Chile, but on this occasion he did not have to travel to source the
timber in South America as it was recycled from the steps of his neighbour’s staircase. The 11” base was prepared for chuck mounting and the bottom of the base was shaped and
sanded, and finished with Sanding Sealer which was followed by an application of Liquid
The base was
reverse chucked to shape the face. A ring decoration was inscribed on
the face with a point tool which in turn was friction burnt using a piece of formica, followed by sanding and
finishing. Next the 7” top tier was prepared for mounting in the chuck
and a similar turning process was completed. The centre support was
spindle turned from a 1.5” square x 6” with spigots at each end. The
4” balance of the same spindle was turned as a finial / lifting handle with a spigot at one
components were assembled and glued into position, creating a functional and captivating
project. Cecil kindly raffled the finished stand which was won by
Gerard Corrigan, and he also presented a set of timbers to Imelda Connolly (our newest member) to enable her to
make a similar Bun Stand.
Cecil Barron - Parana Pine - Bun Stand.
his demonstration by turning a Spurtle Stick – a traditional Scottish porridge stick, where it was used to stir
the oats as they softened in the pot. Thanks Cecil for a very
for Seamus’s critique included:
bowl with decorative Ebony buttons by Peter Donagh.
set in Beech, Elm and Walnut – Richard Coyle.
15” Ask platter
– Cecil Barron.
Replic of Navan
Street Art in Iroko – Bob Dier.