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Monday Evening Turning SIG

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Green-turned Sheoak – Richard Raffan

Derek on the Lathe

Red Box – Pyrographed Edge

Turning a Bowl

Julie gets tips from Richard

Bowl Inlaid with Pewter Rims – R Cromer

Richard Raffan Demo – Natural-edged Bowl

Router-decorated Bowl – Fred Morton

Although both the Monday Evening and Saturday Turning SIGs cover all turning techniques, from beginner to advanced levels, their special interests are faceplate turning and end-grain hollowing.

When: 6pm on the second and fourth Monday evening of the month (including public holidays)
Where: At the Shed
Contact: Rod Tier and Dan Steiner share the job of coordinating this SIG. Email turningmon@woodcraftguild.org.au

Faceplate turning refers to wood that is mounted on the lathe with the grain running across the face of the lathe. This method of turning is used for bowls, platters, vases and hollow forms.  End-grain hollowing is a technique for hollowing out the inside of a piece mounted on the lathe in spindle orientation – with the grain running parallel to the lathe axis.  This technique produces turned boxes, either open-topped or lidded.

Monday evening sessions may 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. Sessions can also cover the ornamentation of turned work by burning, dyeing, staining and carving.

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