President Chrystal C. announced new board members. Also looking for committee volunteers
Demonstrator Scott Hampton from Visalia
Two of the projects for today’s demo
Shaping Sugar Pine blank for first project
Decoration with knurling tools
Make sure enough wood supporting expansion
Small dome cut on top side
Burning with torch
Applying silver gilting cream
Texturing surface with Arbortech tool inside to outside. Lathe turning about 300 rpm.
Showing the two carbide cutting teeth. Scott said don’t use standard chainsaw cutter.
Knocking down the frayed edges
Front. Finish is walnut oil.
New project: long stemmed goblet in Mystery Wood
Shaping the goblet cup
Sorby spiral tool
Finishing with walnut oil
Wood raffle during break. Avocado, Birch, Alder
Project 3: Offset bowl in curly Maple
Cut rabbet for expanding scroll chuck
Cutting a second smaller offset tenon. The wood is held with screw chuck. One hole on center and another offset 3/4″
Texturing the top with Arbortech tool. Notice the screw chuck holes. Used two closest to center.
Enhancing with torch. Lathe not turning.
Cutting the small offset bowl
Using a vacuum chuck that fits in scroll chuck
Vacuum chuck broke at scroll chuck so had to finish bottom differently
One type of lidded box shape
Pear shaped box form
Box square bottom hollowed using scraper
Making an actual lidded box with Cherry wood. Parting off at golden mean point.
The top with small decoration in center
Top jammed on bottom with paper towel for security
Box lid decorated with chatter
Color with black Sharpie pen
Add silver pen
Bottom held on jam chuck to shape and finish base
A bit of decoration
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President’s Message The presentation by David Springett stimulated the curiosity of a number of attendees. The simplicity of his woodturning methodology, combined with lively and fast moving presentation techniques, made...