North East Chapter – Irish Woodturners
Charlie Ryan, from
the Dublin Chapter, provided the banter and demonstration at our November meeting, when he reproduced a
model of the Space Needle Seattle Tower .
Starting with a 5”x 3” block of
Sapele Mahogany compressed between the chuck and tailstock, the blank was brought to round with a
spigot at each end.
A section was parted off to form
the roof of the restaurant. The slender body of the tower was shaped, widening out at the top to form the bottom of the
restaurant, which in turn was hollowed out with provision to fit the roof.
The roof was chuck mounted,
shaped and hollowed, and fitted on the body. Finally a 4” beech finial
was turned and fitted on the roof adding that extra aspect of contrast.
Seattle tower - Charlie Ryan
The finished masterpiece was
kindly presented to Cecil Barron as a donation to Alzheimer’s Society. Thanks Charlie for an
entertaining and enjoyable demonstration.
Seamus Cassidy's critique
incorporated a barley twist Sapele table lamp by Richard Coyle.
Twist Stapele table lamp - Richard Coyle
A Eucharistic Cross in plum and
whitethorn by Gerard Corrigan.
Cross Plumb and Whitethorn - Gerard Corrigan
A Macrocarpa decorated bowl and a
suspended decorated Ash bowl set on a Walnut stand, both by Cecil Barron.
decorated bowl - Cecil Barron
Ash bowl on
walnut stand - Cecil Barron
A skeleton clock mounted in Burr
Elm and Ebony by Bob Dier.
Burr Elm Ebony skeleton clock - Bob