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At 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.
Stay tuned for the videos which will be posted soon.
Shane 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.
Watch Shane share his ideas on how to recover from an excessively hollowed bowl using "Butterfly Wings" method.
On wood harvesting, cutting, preserving, drying, rough turning and other key tips.
Thanks 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.