RESULTS COMPETITION 2017
By Ian Howett
Last night (7th November 2017) we were treated to a demonstration of turning miniatures by the one and only Sid Ware. Sid showed the Needle cases he turns which look like ACORN’s, after tiding the stock to round he starts by boring the centre out to just short of the desired diameter and to the required depth then extends the diameter using one of his home made turning tools.
“I make my tools by insulting a nail with HAMMER ON A PIECE IRON, then the grinding wheel and then mounting it in a handle.” Ask about other tools Sid recommends they can be made from Screwdrivers and concrete nail are good for holding a sharp edge.
by Malcolm Burrell
This night John Lambly showed us how to make his Bandsaw Boxes.
By Don Coutts
In the recent copy of Creative Wood I read the very interesting article by Doug Jones from the North Shore Woodturners about his “Wood Turned Witch”. As a result of some research he came across the web site hirokiasaka.com with his many quirky projects, including the witch. This resulted in Dave being invited to talk about the work he does (mostly turned), how he explores it, works out dimensions, sorts of wood appropriate for the job and other issues along the way.