MCW May '15 Program
May 16, 2015Public
Photo: A good crowd came out to see our Demonstrator for the evening, Michael Mocho.
Photo: Michael brought in many examples of ways to decorate your woodturnings.  Here are some multi-axis options.
Photo: More examples, some chatter work, some punch work using the index function of the lathe...
Photo: ...and in the hand.
Photo: ... and more, ...
Photo: ...and the video monitor view.
Photo: So many examples that it's hard to find the one you want!
Photo: A sampler of techniques involving textured loose rings.
Photo: Spiraled cones...
Photo: ...and more combinations.
Photo: Here is an example of a turned ball joint.
Photo: OK, time to get to work...
Photo: Michael talked about his tool grinds...
Photo: ...and the importance of your stance and footwork.
Photo: He talked about controlling the tool, either with the side of the hand...
Photo: ...or with his thumb as support.
Photo: Here is an example of roughing, using the side of his hand for control.
Photo: And here, he is using his thumb for control, with his index finger wrapped under the tool rest for extra support.
Photo: After some quick work, we have two cylinders with tenons for doing some instruction...
Photo: ...with the dreaded skew chisel!  This is his preferred method of holding the tool -- the thumb beside the tool and index finger below the tool rest for stability.  The cut is made on the lower half of the blade, where the cutting edge is supported by the contact on the tool rest.
Photo: Shearing downhill with a planning cut near the "heel" (short point).
Photo: Making a facing cut on the end with the "toe" (long point)...
Photo: ...note the thin cone being formed...
Photo: ...and removed.