This evening was another "hands on" session this time with three lathes running but this time there was a general theme to the evening as this was a precursor to the May competition item which is an "Egg & Egg Cup". On one lathe John, without a cap
this time :-( , was turning both eggs & eggs cups, David was on a second lathe turning eggs whilst Mike was on the third lathe showing new members and beginners at turning the techniques needed to make eggs.
|John turning rather than laying an egg, I'm only joking John ☺||Refining the shape with the skew.||It's taking shape nicely now and shining too boot.|
|John has now moved on to a cup for he egg, here he is hollowing out the end.||Refining the shape of the outside of the bowl.||He's now moved on to shape the stem.||Nearly finished and soon to be parted off.|
|Not content with making one at a time here David starts turning a blank which will become TWO eggs!||First one starting to take shape.||Now you can really see what it's going to be.||Final check on the finish.|
|After a brief "Show & Tell" session Bernard demonstrates his new hollowing tool.||just watch the shaving fly!||It's now someone else's turn to try hollowing with a home made tool, costs much less and almost as effective.|