One of our members Robin Kalinowski, under the watchful eye of Geoff, tonight demonstrated how to turn an emerging bowl – a very ambitious project in the time available!
He began by hollowing two bowls in the centre of two identical rectangles of salvaged sweet chestnut with a 50mm router bit. This produced 2 sections that were then glued together face to face using superglue
With the two sections glued Robin then suggested various methods of securing the resulting rotated rectangular block into the chuck. Members also offered advice on further ways to ensure that the two pieces didn’t come apart during turning. Robin then carefully turned the end of the block to a circle which reveals the bowl (x2).
The finished item – a creditable result considering the time allowed and that this was only Robin’s second attempt at this tricky project (and indeed at demonstrating in front of an audience). So, well done Robin!