Saturday Turning SIG
Although both the Saturday and Monday Night SIGs cover all turning techniques, from beginner to advanced levels, their specialty is faceplate turning. Faceplate turning refers to wood that is mounted on the lathe with the grain running across the lathe bed. This method of turning is used for bowls, platters, vases and hollow forms.
The SIG is particularly aimed at members who are unable to attend sessions during the working week.
SIG sessions typically include a demonstration of a turning technique by an experienced member or by a visiting turner. The lathes and other facilities of the Guild are then available for members 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, such as deep hollowing, segmented, or multi-axis turning. Topics can also include the ornamentation of turned work by burning, dyeing, staining and carving.
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