MCW May '13 Program
May 16, 2013Public
Photo: Members Clif Poodry and Phil Brown were the demonstrators for the night.  The demo was on coring bowl blanks from a blank.  Here they display the basics of what they will demonstrate.
Photo: Clif shows how to get bowls from a log.  First cut the center out of the log, then you can core it to get more bowls out of it.
Photo: There was a full house for the coring demo.
Photo: Clif brought in an example of what coring can do for you with this nested set.
Photo: He showed them to the audience and ...
Photo: ... talked about how important the cut for the tenon is.
Photo: Clif cleans up the cutting area before setting up the coring gear.
Photo: Clif sets up the Kelton McNaughton Center Saver System.
Photo: He sets the cutting point of the coring system in the center.  He checks this with the mark left by the tailstock.
Photo: Clif demonstrates how little effort it takes to core.  All he needs to do is keep it resting on the capture bar above the tool.
Photo: The biggest thing you have to watch out for is the chips clogging the hole and binding the tool.  He periodicity withdraws the tool to clear it.
Photo: Clif gets close.
Photo: Clif shares the core with the members.
Photo: Here Clif checks the thickness of the bowl.  He does this so that he can finish rough turning to maintain an even thickness for drying.
Photo: While we change blanks for Phil, members came to check out the Show and Tell items or the silent auction table.  The silent auction was filled with wood that was donated by David Jacobowitz and several 1/2 logs.
Photo: Barry Zalcman explains to another member how the segmented bowl is put together while they wait for the next segment to begin.
Photo: Clif answered questions while Phil prepared his blank.
Photo: Phil Brown first showed another coring tool that uses your arm for support.  He had trouble finding it in catalogs so it may be hard to find.
Photo: Phil explains how the OneWay easy coring system works.
Photo: Here is a shot of the knife and how it is put together so that it creates a smooth arc.
Photo: It was a 2 man job to set up the OneWay coring system since it has been altered over the years Phil has owned it.
Photo: Phil was making good chips as he started the cut.
Photo: Phil is beginning cutting the bowl blank.  The cutting point is right on center, just like the McNaughton system.   The OneWay post that supports the fulcrum stays below center so that the tailstock could support the blank.
Photo: Oops!  Where did that knife go?   The rest shifted and knife slid off.   Phil regrouped and finished the coring with the handheld version he showed earlier.