October 3rd Demo by Phil Sheldon

Economy Bowl from light and dark blank

Phil began his demo by attaching the disc that he had previously made of alternate dark and light 1 inch square strips to a backing disc with heavy duty double-sided carpet tape. The sanded strips had been glued with PVA and clamped together.

With a home-made jig he then made 3 cuts at 55 degrees to produce 4 rings

The rings were then sanded and checked for flatness before gluing them together. The resultant ‘bowl’ was then glued to a sacrificial block ready for turning. A further support was added at the tailstock.

Phil then began to turn the bowl with a bowl gouge – inside first – using only push cuts. The centre was finished off with a BCT hollowing tool before switching back to the bowl gouge to complete the outside.

The finished item.

A big thanks to Phil for an interesting and informative evening!

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