North East Chapter – Irish Woodturners Guild

 

March 2014

 

Joe Laird was our guest demonstrator for March, creating two square bowls by using the technique of turning on two opposite planes; both bowls are turned to facilitate mounting each bowl on a base.  Starting with two pieces of Ash 6”x 6” x 3”glued together to form a cube - ensuring that the end grain of each piece is orientated to face each other.  Mark centre on end grain side and strike a circle and cut off corners on band-saw.  Mount between steb centers and start turning the end grain using a roughing gouge, and finishing cylinder with a skew chisel. 

 

Mark centre line and centre points for remounting to turn side grain on the opposite plane. Split bowls apart and mark centre points for mounting on screw chuck to form a flat base and to turn a chucking point. 

 

tn_Joe Laird turning a square box

Joe Laird turning a square box

 

Next, turn a base with a tenant to fit into the bottom of bowl.  Remount the bowl on pin jaws and hollow out centre of bowl.  Mark rim of bowl and turn out previous mounting marks forming slightly curved edge of square rim.  Continue to hollow bowl with a defined undercut to give the effect of the bowl rising from the square.  Remount base and turn a bead to disguise the joint of the foot with the base of the bowl.  Finally, reverse chuck to shape bottom of foot.  Thanks Joe for delivering a very interesting and instructive presentation.

 

tn_Spalted Beech lamp – Gene McConnell 

Spalted Beech lamp – Gene McConnell

 

tn_Cherry bowl - John Conneff

Cherry bowl  - John Conneff

 

tn_Globe bowl Spalted Sycamore – Patrick McKevett

Globe bowl Spalted Sycamore – Patrick McKevett

 

tn_Bowl of cherries – Cherry – Kevin Milton

Bowl of cherries – Cherry – Kevin Milton

 

tn_Burr Oak bowl – Richard Coyle

Burr Oak bowl – Richard Coyle

 

tn_Pair of napkin rings – Cecil Barron

Pair of napkin rings – Cecil Barron

 

tn_Set of triangular napkin rings – Iroko – Bob Dier

 

Set of triangular napkin rings – Iroko – Bob Dier