Monthly Archives: June 2012

moving

From today, my turning blog has moved to turnedwoodenbowls.co.uk. Please click the link to see later posts.

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Another day in the workshop

Today I spent some more time on the prototype globe stand I mentioned yesterday. This involved a lot of gluing and clamping to make large blocks for the turning stage. I hope it will prove popular for sales at Greaves … Continue reading

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Bad luck with some bowls

Not much actual turning today. I have been working on a prototype of a big new globe stand. I was looking over some of my recent bowl rough-outs and was disappointed to find a lot of rejects. Over the past … Continue reading

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Another style of turning

Different turners make different things. One thing I have never tried is segmented turning. This involves accurately cutting and assembling lots of small pieces of wood and turning an item out of the block so patterns become visible. There are … Continue reading

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Giant pair of compasses

Today I added another article to my website, this time on how to make a giant pair of compasses to draw large circles. I have to do this quite often when marking out bowl blanks or laying out discs for … Continue reading

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Extreme turning!

Today, James brought the remaining two discs that I mentioned a couple of days back. I needed some help getting them on and off the lathe so I could reduce their diameter. One good thing that came out of it … Continue reading

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A minor dilemma

Today I have been working on a spalted hornbeam bowl. This wood is very striking, pale in colour but with very prominent black streaks. On the outside, which is turned first, there was a small dead patch near the rim. … Continue reading

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