Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Jan's Birthday Treat

Jan's Birthday next Saturday and for a treat she has come to me for a days Woodturning tuition. Jan has also bought a lathe and inherited a set of Turning tools.
The day was very easy for me because Jan is a very quick learner and I only had to show her something once and she mastered it immediately.
Jan turned a very nice Beech Bowl with quite a wide rim that she coloured with her favourite colour Blue.
There is actually three colours with the top colour being blue.
The following pics were taken through out the day.
Nice Beech blank to start with
 Making a start shaping the bottom
 The sign of a good turner long shavings under the lathe
 Scraping prior to sanding
 Sanded and ready to reverse chuck
 Starting to remove the bowl centre
 Painted with Black base colour
 Jan applying colour
 Back on the lathe and applying some heat to help drying
 Final removal of bowl centre
 And the finished bowl what a beauty


  1. Hello George
    Thank you for a wonderful first experience of woodturning, something I have always wanted to try. The day exceeded my expectations and really brought home the importance of learning with a professional - so much information and so much to learn. I am delighted with the bowl, which has been admired by quite a few already. I hope to practice what you have taught me in the next few weeks and I am fairly sure I will be back to learn more very soon. Thanks also to Susan for making me feel so welcome, and for lunch and the numerous beverages.
    Take that holiday!

    Best wishes


  2. Hi Jan

    I am very pleased you enjoyed your day here .You did exceptionally well and I enjoyed your company. I am pleased you intend to take up turning as I am sure with time you will be very good at i.e. am only on the end of the Tel if you want a chat at any time.