FLORIDA WESTCOAST WOODWORKERS CLUB
serving Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte counties

Category: Turners Meets (page 2 of 2)

May Turners Meet

This month Denny made a natural edge bowl from a cherry log that Floyd gave him. He split the log in half and turned it leaving the bark on the lip of the bowl.

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Using a router to make a flat to mount the lathe flang

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Cutting the log round on the band saw

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Turning the outside of the bowl

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Now turning the inside

April Turners meet

I wasn’t able to attend the April’s Turner’s meet, but Russ Wilt was kind enough to send some pictures. I don’t have any comments, but a picture is worth a 1000 word anyway. Sorry I missed it, it looks real interesting.

 

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March turrners meet

This month Denny and a chunk of wood with Hibiscus written on it. No one ever seen a Hibiscus bush that big before, but that’s what was written on. It had a very white sapwood with a two-tone brown heartwood. It appeared to have come from the crotch of the tree. We discussed it and decided to turn small bowl from it. He started by rounding up the outside  which necessitated moving the center point several times,to get maximum use of the wood.

This month we tried using our new video camera connected to the projector to show better how tools were being used. It was very successful as you can see from some of the pictures of the screen.

Denny was able to finish most of the bowl  but ran out of time to make a finial for the top. He made that the next day and you can see the results in the final picture. The unusual colors of the wood created a very striking little bowl.

 

The hisbiscus

The hisbiscus

Outside finished

Outside finished

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Turning the outside

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Starting the inside

Screen shot of working the inside

Screen shot of working the inside

Finished inside

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Wow

Wow

Turners Meet, February 17, 2014

About a half dozen members turned out to watch Denny turn a chalice as a demonstration.  One of our club members had asked him to turn one as a gift for a new priest at his church.  Before the demo, Denny had used his CAD program to design the chalice, and he had cut pieces of mahogany and pine and glued them into a blank.The concept

In making the blank, he had to be very accurate with the sizes and placement of the contrasting colored woods, or the finished product would look uneven. step 2 Then, before he could turn it, he had to plan the order of the cuts so that he always had a way to grasp it on the lathe.step 3

To make this piece, he used quite a variety of tools: a screw chuck and then his regular chuck to drive the blank, and a live tail center and then a jam chuck to support the end of the blank, and when they wouldn’t fit, he used his spindle stabilizer to support the end.Denny at work Hollowing out

When he finished, we could see the pattern of crosses and other decorative work out of pine in the side of the mahogany chalice. finishedfinishing touches

November 2013 Turner’s Meet.

Denny surprised us on this one.  Does anyone want to fill in on the major step that is missing?

 

How's he going to make a tree out of this round piece of wood?

How’s he going to make a tree out of this round piece of wood?

You can bet that tree is going to come off of this lathe somehow.

You can bet that tree is going to come off of this lathe somehow.

Let's step over to the band saw.

Let’s step over to the band saw.

 

This is what came off the band saw.

This is what came off the band saw.

More trees to cut yet.

More trees to cut yet.

 

A similar process can be used to make stars.

A similar process can be used to make stars.

Content of this post provided by Andrew DiLorenzo.  Original photographs by John Phillips.

August 2013 Turner’s Meet.

Part of the program for this meet is a turned ball to hold pencils.  Denny showed us how.

Turned ball.

Turned ball.

 

Turned ball work in progress

Turned ball work in progress

Complete with pencil.

Complete with pencil.

Contents of this post and original photographs provided by Andrew DiLorenzo.

 

 

 

 

 

September 15 , 2013 Turner’s Meeting

Denny had a real treat for us in his plans to turn a bowl from monkey pod wood.  His completed project appears in other posts and at the end of this one.  Denny’s audience was soon thrown into a sneezing fit as the fine dust from the monkey pod filled the air, and we finished off a couple boxes of facial tissues.  From our reaction, this writer assumes monkey pod must be a tropical wood as many tropical woods bring forth allergic reactions in people, woodworkers in particular!  Does anyone have some expertise in workshop dust they would like to share?

Denny, do you want to elaborate on your procedures here?

 

Denny prepares for the demonstration.

Denny prepares for the demonstration.

 

Roughing cuts.

Roughing cuts.

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Interior roughing cuts.

Interior roughing cuts.

Smoothing the bottom.

Smoothing the bottom.

Monkey pod bowl.

Monkey pod bowl.

Content of this post and original photographs by Andrew DiLorenzo.

 

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