MCW Feb. '08 Meeting
Apr 28, 2016Public
Photo: A nice Silent Auction, providing woods of many shapes and types for those who need it.  This is one of our very nice resources and benefits for our members.
Photo: One of our Members, Bob "RJ" Stroman, has started a business selling abrasives and other turning tools.  Here he shows some of his wares.
Photo: The Show & Tell table has a wide variety of interesting pieces, as usual.
Photo: President Phil Brown conducts the Business Meeting.
Photo: Stan Sherman is in his element making segmented vessels.  Here's his latest gem.
Photo: Richard Webster made a bark-edge bowl augmented with turquoise accents filling the natural cracks.
Photo: Clif Poodry created two large sycamore platters with subtle grain character.
Photo: Bert Bleckwenn made a "wine service set" in walnut -- here showing the bottle holder and drip catcher.
Photo: David Jacobowitz presents his coolibah burl hollow form vessel.
Photo: Joe McArdle made a pair of bowls in southern magnolia -- a wood we don't see turned very often.
Photo: Ed Karch, our resident arteest, created this sculpture in wood and glass and other materials.  Wild and effective -- you really have to see it in person for full appreciation.
Photo: Ed also made this maple bowl incorporating an inset of fused glass.
Photo: Art Mensch brought this bowl with a very interesting rim, and a pair of small bowls, ...
Photo: ...including this one in weeping cherry.
Photo: Bill Casson showed this large natural edge bowl in chestnut, a very rare wood, ...
Photo: ...and also this one (may be cherry?).
Photo: Don Couchman shows us a bowl that is definitely cherry...  [08.02]
Photo: ...and another one in a different shape.  [08.02]
Photo: Michael Blake brought a couple of pens, made from exotic woods, this time.
Photo: The focus of tonight's demo is the Kel McNaughton Center Saver System (a.k.a. Kelton Center Saver, McNaughton Bowl Saver, Kelton Saver and Kel McNaughton Coring Tool), a tool that enables you to easily produce two or more bowls or a bowl and lid from a single block of wood. Removing several bowls from the center of each blank saves time, money and allows significant conservation of expensive, or highly figured wood. Typically, you can save one rough blank for each inch to inch and a quarter of thickness. The set comes with the tool support and gate, three curved blades
with different shapes, a straight blade, and a handle.
Photo: Clif Poodry will demonstrate use of his own Kelton coring system and share techniques, how to correctly sharpen and things not to do. The most important thing at purchase is to make sure you buy the tool support with the correct length and diameter of tool post for your lathe. In use, the tool post fits into the lathe banjo, while the knife blade is constrained between several metal knobs and under a gate. It is vital that the height of the tip of the cutter be exactly on center when the shaft is properly engaged under the gate. If not, things can get difficult and dangerous. The length of the tool post at purchase must be appropriate to permit this.
Photo: Clif set up the McNaughton Coring
System on the Oneway lathe and showed us how easy it is to use by coring a large cherry rough-out
several times.
Photo: Clif began by rounding up the green (wet) cherry blank, because it is warping as it dries, and adding a tenon for reverse chucking.
Photo: Clif secured the tenon on the outside bottom and reverse mounted it into a scroll chuck.  Here, on the flip chart, he shows the shape of the bowl and how the shape of the McNaughton cutting blade fits the shape.