Cumbria Woodturners Association

Past Events

  • Bill cutting segments for the first ring,note the bradawl for safe cutting
  • Applying glue to the segments, it was also explained that a  full size drawing was needed to determine the segment sizes
  • Glued up in two halves to ensure tight joints
  • A plug was turned to fit inside the bottom ring with a chucking spigot
  • A jig was used to position the segments with an indexing ring, a pointer and a stop arm to place the segments against
  • After the top and bottom halves have been constructed they were hot melt glued together in the centre so that the outside can be rough turned to shape
  • The outside rough turned
  • By releasing the tailstock the top half was set aside and the inside of the base can now be turned
  • Turning the base inside to a wall thickness of 8mm and also the top half
  • When the two halves have been glued together, the final turning can now be completed to a wall thickness of 6mm
  • Bill explaining and showing how to cut out stars using his special jig
  • Showing one leg of the star against a completed star
  • A selection of CWA members work
  • A selection of CWA members work
  • A selection of CWA members work
  • Gerald\'s segmented bowl made 60 YEARS ago and the joints were still perfect
  • Peters Tray, bottle coaster and glasses
  • and a selection of bottle stoppers
  • Dowel fitted and ready to mount on lathe for bottle stopper
  • Note the dowel being used to drive the bottle stopper during turning and polishing
  • The finished stopper

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