East Sussex & West Sussex wood turners typically meet on the first Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 10:00pm in Lancing Parish Hall.
If you would like to join us please come to any meeting without obligation
and meet our Membership Secretary. For further info please e-mail us at Enquiries@SouthDownsWoodturners.com
19:00 Thurs 5 July 2018
Mark Baker - Editor of Woodturning
August - Bud Vase / Weed Pot
Drilling the first project blank with a long jobber bit in a tailstock mounted chuck, Chris illustrates the efficiency of a high feed rate - you can barely see his hand turning the handle
The final method of drilling illustrated is using the humble spindle gouge. Chris' 12mm spindle gouge has a short fingernail grind of about 50 degrees and is asymetric with a little more ground away on the right for clearance when drilling
See the newsletter for a photo of a finished 3 bud vase and dimensions
For the second project Chris uses his height adjustable sled (see the March issue 316 of Woodturning Magazine). The drill is in the headstock and the blank is pushed onto it - make sure the blank is longer than the drill or use a push block
This month's Chairman's Challenge was Box, and numerous hopeful members entered hoping to win one of the 3 pens available as prizes
Having created a bottom and a face chucking point, and created the scallop at the top using the former, the first face can then be turned to a suitable curve. The second face is turned using a cup chuck and tailstock support
We encourage all members to show us what they have been making, or the tools they have been using. Here Jim Young made some boxes out of small scraps
May Practical Evening
Gordon brought us along a selection of the platters and bowls he has created using this technique, including some with sections of branch adding extra decorative elements to the resin features
Right are this months Chairmans Challenge entries for the Kitchen topic, the items Norman selected belonged to Robert Kemp, Peter Pullin & Bob Harris
March 1st Club Meeting Cancelled
Due to the forecast weather the Commuttee have decided to cancel the March meeting due to concerns about travel and the safety of our members and our demonstrator. Jennie Starbuck has agreed to come in December instead.
For the first demonstration of the new year Andy Heath shows us how to make cotton reel stands for the April competition.
Our freestyle competition winners above are proudly displaying their work and certificates, see competition page for results.
Thanks to Alan Wesley for taking the photos this month.
In his first ever demonstration Dave decided to show us how he makes offset candle sticks using a standard chuck
Jim held his blank with a faceplate ring enabling him to turn a chucking spigot on the base. He leaves the ring on until he is happy that the blank is mounted concentric on the turned spigot
Using each mark he loosens the chuck, tilts the work (with the spigot still in the jaws) and re-tightens. Using a sharp spindle gouge and skew he works his way toward the chuck changing position as he progresses
Is that Steam or Smoke - no, it's Jim attacking the blank with his favourite carbide tool, making both shavings and dust at the same time!
Above he explains decorating options
In recognition of the 12 days of Xmas, members produced 12 decorative items for us to enjoy