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|First on the Show-and-Tellwas Bernie with his router lathe explaining how it worked and some modifications he had made||
Next was Tony with two small hollow forms in ash. These had been parted through, hollowed out andglued back together with a perfect grain match
Here Clive tells us about his intriguing three-cornered piece – an inspiration which came from his wife.
These are two miniature hollowing tools with 6 mm cutters used by Peter to hollow out his small boxes.The scale numbers are cms
|For the “Teach-In” Demothis evening Paul showed us how to turn a freehand sphere. In the past Bill has showed us how to do this with a special jig.||
First a cylinder is turned with diameter equal to the required sphere diameter. A chucking dovetail is added to one end. The cylinder dia. Is marked off on the length using callipers.
|Next wood is removed outside of the markings to allow tool access when shaping the sphere with the gouge||
The sphere is shaped using the roughing gouge taking care not to remove any wood at the maximum diameter
|Now the sphere is taking shape|
|With the tail stock removed the sphere is parted off with a high tech hacksaw blade ready for trueing up Next, the sphere is jammed between two wooden cups, a large one in the HS and a small tailstock one.||Using a large straight scraper the sphere is trued on the maximum diameter until a 360˚ cut is just obtained.The sphere is then rotated a small amount on an axis perpendicular to the lathe axis and again scraped. Continue rotating until spherical.||Here is a selection of the UFOs, complete with numbers, all ready for the draw to take place. We are expecting some interesting results in the May competition!|
|Here are just a few “Resources” for interest:-|
- Tony’s Hollow Forms
These were inspired by Mark Bakers article in the March 2011 Woodturning Magazine No 224.
- Miniature Hollowing Tools
Should anyone want to spend their hard earned pennies on these superb tools read about them HERE
- Turning Spheres
Next Club Meeting:-
Scout Hall 27th March
Wight Woodturners presentation to the Scouts
Peter Smart - 13th March 2013