<![CDATA[NORTHLAND WOODTURNERS & WOODWORKERS CLUB - Events]]>Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:14:59 +1200Weebly<![CDATA[Having a ball - turning spheres on a lathe]]>Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:12:45 GMThttp://northlandwoodturners.nz/events/having-a-ball-turning-spheres-on-a-lathe
At last night’s club meet Hayden Bourke demonstrated how to turn perfect wooden spheres on a lathe. A true Kiwi DIYer, he also reveals impressive engineering skills with his arsenal of handcrafted tools used in their production.​
To start he glues scrap wood to each end of a larger piece of wood. After tapering and reducing the diameter of the end pieces and roughing out the shape of the sphere, he uses a specially-fabricated tool attached to the lathe bed to turn a perfectly symmetrical ball with a cup cutter attachment.

After parting off the ball from the end pieces, Hayden uses two handmade concave holders mounted on the head- and tail-stocks to secure the sphere, enabling rounding off of the nubs left by the scrap wood.

Lastly, using a clever contraption attached to the head-stock to hold the ball, he uses gouges to create divots, hollows and textures for added interest.

But to truly appreciate the technical ingenuity behind these unassuming spheres, watch the video of Hayden's demo - coming to this blog soon!
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<![CDATA[Winged bowl...method two...]]>Sun, 08 Sep 2019 05:40:14 GMThttp://northlandwoodturners.nz/events/winged-bowlmethod-two
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<![CDATA[Bob turning a winged bowl...]]>Sun, 08 Sep 2019 04:27:04 GMThttp://northlandwoodturners.nz/events/bob-turning-a-winged-bowl]]><![CDATA[Winged bowls]]>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 08:48:06 GMThttp://northlandwoodturners.nz/events/winged-bowlsAt tonight's club meet Bob Langford took to the figurative skies with his winged bowls demonstration.

When you first see these gorgeous and  unusual bowls you wonder how such an effect could even be achieved on a lathe, but Bob expertly demystifies the process by showing a "safe" method (because fingers are precious) and a slightly trickier method for the brave and the skilled.

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<![CDATA[Shane Hewitt on bowl turning]]>Sun, 01 Sep 2019 06:23:18 GMThttp://northlandwoodturners.nz/events/shane-hewitt-on-bowl-turningShane demonstrates how, after cutting two outer rings, a well designed bowl can be turned.  By adding a couple of beads on the side and a design on the base, the bowl jumps out with elegance.  The use of sharp tools make the job look very easy and leaves a very smooth finishing cut.  
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<![CDATA[Shane Hewitt on "Butterfly Wings"]]>Mon, 26 Aug 2019 02:34:28 GMThttp://northlandwoodturners.nz/events/shane-hewitt-on-butterfly-wingsWatch Shane share his ideas on how to recover from an excessively hollowed bowl using "Butterfly Wings" method.
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<![CDATA[Watch Shane Hewitt's tips]]>Mon, 26 Aug 2019 02:13:52 GMThttp://northlandwoodturners.nz/events/watch-shane-hewitts-tipsOn wood harvesting, cutting, preserving, drying, rough turning and other key tips.
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<![CDATA[Optimising wood]]>Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:59:38 GMThttp://northlandwoodturners.nz/events/all-about-woodThanks to Shane Hewitt who presented key points in cutting harvested wood, drying, preserving, rough turning and reducing waste while turning bowls.

Shane showed how to make rings from otherwise what would have been wood shavings. These rings could be used as photo frames or outer rim of another bowl.

The presentation concluded with a solution for bowls that were hollowed out too deep and redemption from such an error.
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