Professional Demonstration by Les Thorne on 9 June 2009
This evening we were visited by Les Thorne who gave us an excellent demonstration of texturing and colouring.
Les commenced the evening by turning an ash blank then applying a coat of black lacquer to the rim followed by a coat of gold paste which enhanced the grain. The pictures below (sorry for the strange blobs on some of them :-( illustrate the process he used to obtain a stunning effect on the finished bowl.
After the break Les turned another ash blank, but this time he showed us how he uses an Arbortech Woodcarver to obtain a textured finish.
Les finished off the evening with a quick demonstration of spindle turning. He showed us how he mainly uses the skew to obtain the shapes he requires. Given the wood being turned was pine I was amazed with the superb finish obtained straight from the tool!
Note: clicking on any of the above images will bring up a larger version of the image.
We thank Wightlink for sponsoring Les's trip to the island to give this demonstration.