MCW July 08 Meeting
Jul 17, 2008Public
Photo: David Jacobowitz - "starburst" - ambrosia-maple carved hollowform.
Photo: Tim Aley - box elder bowl.
Photo: Tim Aley - unfinished red-bud bowl.
Photo: Don Couchman - cherry bowl, from a blank cored by Clif Poodry in his McNaughton demo.  [08.07]
Photo: Richard Webster - two silver maple bowls, decorated, and finished differently: walnut oil on the right and Shellawax on the left. (Two amazing Stuart Batty pieces in the foreground.)
Photo: Donald Van Ryk - unique segmented vase of maple, walnut, cherry, and sycamore.
Photo: Bob Stroman - showing the classic Richard Raffan demo box he purchased after the demo in Richmond.
Photo: Clif Poodry - displaying a failed cast iron component from his Powermatic (they replaced it free with a newer and better steel piece).
Photo: Members and Stuart Batty listen to MCW President Phil Brown's announcements.
Photo: We had a very nice turnout for Stuart Batty's highly informative and educational demonstrations of turning and sharpening techniques.
Photo: Famed turner/educator Stuart Batty begins with the basics.
Photo: Stuart shows how to clean up torn grain on a member's bowl blank. Note the delicacy of the grip. No white knuckles here!
Photo: Stuart demonstrates clean cutting technique on the outside of a demo bowl.
Photo: Even Stuart sometimes tries to hog out a little more than the lathe electronics will support. Can you say "reset"?
Photo: Stuart shows a simple jig for setting the grinder platform to 40 degrees, the only angle he uses.
Photo: Stuart is an educator. His priority and first goal is not the work piece, but to teach. Here we have a diagram of the grinder jig, and we are now discussing the shapes of bowl gouge flutes. Stuart prefers "elliptical".
Photo: One look at Stuart hand sharpening will change your world forever. Out with the VariGrind and in with a simple buzzz, buzzz, buzzz. Can you say "sharpen your gouge in three seconds?" Try it, you'll like it! I'm in.
Photo: Pac Man? No... Here's the correct rotation angle of the gouge on the platform for sharpening the wings -- and, below, the no-no's.
Photo: Stuart really dislikes the term "rubbing the bevel" because it implies a force. Here's a close up of Stuart "floating the bevel". Note that the fingers of his left hand are on both sides of the tool, and his hand is not on the tool rest. This was an eye-opener for many of us.
Photo: This cut produces a beautifully smooth finish with no harmonics.
Photo: Like any turner worth his shavings, Stuart likes to have a little fun with the audience.
Photo: Hollowing... Note that the grip is on the tool, not the tool rest.
Photo: The joys of the front row.
Photo: Working the difficult transition region with an overhand grip on the rest.