MCW May 09 Meeting
May 19, 2009Public
Photo: MCW Treasurer Bob Browning examines a replacement phone box constructed by George King
for the The Children's Inn at NIH, at the request of Rick Sniffin, 
Facilities Manager at the Inn.
Photo: Stan Welborn with dyed bowl in the style of Jimmy Clewes.
Photo: Stan Welborn shows a nice walnut plate.
Photo: Dick Webster with a pair of spectacularly spalted maple bowls.
Photo: Tim Aley with a small cherry bowl.
Photo: Gary Guenther demonstrates results from using the Sorby Slicer tool to core a cherry blank to get two bowls instead of one.
Photo: Bill Autry with a gavel.
Photo: Ed Karch with one of his uniquely shaped and decorated vessels.
Photo: Our demonstrator for the evening, Barbara Dill, from Rockville, VA, just outside of Richmond.
Photo: Barbara showed us some multi-axis turning design considerations.
Photo: Barbara's points were made very clear via an excellent PowerPoint presentation.
Photo: Barbara shows an example of some of the shapes that can be obtained with multiple axes.
Photo: Some of Barbara Dill's experiments.
Photo: Barbara has categorized and classified a number of approaches and their results. In this way, results become predictable and reproducible.
Photo: Barbara uses two primary tools. For roughing she uses an old-style bowl gouge without wings.
Photo: Her workhorse tool is a steeply beveled spindle (detail?) gouge.
Photo: This kind of turning involves working on shadows, and a proper visual background is important.
Photo: An example of an arc made by turning a cove on one axis and a bead on a parallel axis.
Photo: Three ways to use multi-axis spindles as goblet stems. The cups and bases are turned separately.
Photo: Barbara has sets of mechanical calipers that are set to specific ratios. This one provides the Fibonacci numbers 3, 5, and 8.
Photo: A very interesting set of unique goblets.
Photo: Aspect ratios of the wood blanks determine the ultimate appearance.
Photo: A very funky bottle stopper.
Photo: Barbara shows how to use split turning to produce 4 unique but identical multi-axis spindles while doing all the turning on-axis. Cool!