• Woodcraft Guild ACT Inc.

    If you are interested in woodcraft, the Guild is for you.
    Activities include:
    TURNING
    FURNITURE MAKING
    TOOL APPRECIATION
    TOY MAKING
    CARVING
    SCROLL SAW
    PYROGRAPHY

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    Members Champ R Barfoed

    The Guild holds an Annual Exhibition so that members can show their work to colleagues and the public. By subnitting their work to critical evaluation by professional judges, members are able to improve the disign, construction methods and finish of craftwork.

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  • Get in Touch

    The Woodcraft Guild ACT
    PO Box 1411
    Woden ACT 2606

Between Centres Turning SIG

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Cup runneth over – D Steiner

Lidded boxes – R Cromer

Use of parting tool

Container – M Grundy

Members discuss technique

Container – D Orr

Demo – R Raffan

This SIG specializes in the technique from which it takes its name, referring to wood that is mounted between the drive centre in the headstock and a live (freewheeling) centre in the tailstock, with the grain running parallel to the lathe bed.  Also known as Spindle Turning, this method is used to make tool handles, salt and pepper mills, goblets, scoops, honey-dippers, table legs and many other useful items.

SIG sessions typically include a demonstration of a turning technique by an experienced member, or by a visiting turner.  Members may then have an opportunity to practise this technique themselves, under the guidance of the demonstrator and/or other more experienced members.

Session topics can range from basic techniques, such as how to prepare and mount turning blanks, or the use of a specific turning tool, to more advanced methods.

This SIG meets at the home workshop of professional turner and SIG Coordinator Jim Reid, 1pm for a 1.30pm start on the second Saturday of the month. Jim has a property on Gooda Creek Road on the way to Murrumbateman. He can be contacted  by mobile on 0418 633 939 or email at: turningbc@woodcraftguild.org.au

The pictures below (left to right) show Jim working on a clock mount, a completed clock (without finish), turning a handle for a cheese knife, a production run of turned knives and members of the SIG relaxing over a cuppa.

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