Saturday 18 April 2015

Steven and Henry

Today my students were Steven and his son Henry
This was Henry's 18Th birthday present from his Mum and Dad and Steven decided to join him.They both made a nice beech bowl and we had a very pleasant day.
I think the sun was in their eyes when I took the pick.

Saturday 11 April 2015

Made a few Bowls today.

The one in the bottom middle is Oak and the others are Macrocarpa.
They are approx 11" x 3" to 10" x 3"

Thursday 9 April 2015

A nice Bowl for Mourice

Tuesday this week Mourice came to me for a days woodtuning tuition and madthis very nice Beech Bowl.morris has joined our Burnham on Sea Woodturning club so hopefully I will see how his work progresses.

Saturday 4 April 2015

Todays student Arron

Today my student was Arron 23 was one of the youngest students I have ever had here.Most but not all of my students are retirement age so this made a very pleasant change.
Arron works in London as a prop builder working on large shows.He is obviously very capable with his hands and took to woodturning like a duck to water.
Here are some pics I took throughout the day.

Starting the outside of the bowl and making nice shavings

 Bottom turned and ready for scraping

 Carefully sanding the bottom of the bowl

Inspecting the sanded surface
 The bowl is reverse chucked and the inside is being removed

Very nice shavings he is taking to turning exceptionally well

Rim coloured and ready for final cuts and sanding Arron's tooling was so good by now there was no need to scrape the inside

Spigot removal ready to sand base then buff.

Arron did so well today there was a bit of time left over for some spindle turning practice

And this is the result one very made perfect bowl a present for his Girlfriend Stacey I think she is a very lucky young Lady.Doesn't he look pleased with himself and so he should he did very very well.