Cumbria Woodturners Association

Past Events

  • Margaret\'s work is mainly involute, or \"inside-out\" turning
  • End-Caps... Small end caps, cut from scrap wood, are nailed onto the ends of the packs of 4, sqaure section, pieces of wood, which are joined by paper joints, which could , without the caps, be parted by the pressure from the lathe centres.
  • Ready to go. The blank, ready to start shaping.
  • First Shaping - again. With the four pieces reversed and carefully glued up, Margaret is starting to turn the outside, following the profile of the previous, inverted turning. Just visible is a \'dolly\', fitted inside to transfer the pressure from the centre to the base of the \'petals\'.
  • Inverted... and here, the paper joints have been parted and the orientation of the pieces reversed.
  • First shaping Although it looks like a handle, this shaping is, of course, destined to become the inside of the finished article. ..
  • Blending...The tips have been turned and are now being sanded to blend into shape before...
  • Taping... taping up to steady them.
  • Following the profile...The tips secured, the rest of the \'petals\' are shaped, following the inner profile.
  • Tape...After sanding, more tape is applied to the now delicate shape and the stem is being shaped.
  • Result of not using tape!..This is an early attempt which prompted the taping of the tips.
  • Finished Flower...Not sanded, though, to save demonstration time.
  • examples of her work on display
  • examples of her work on display.
  • examples of her work on display.
  • In Case of Emergency, break wood!

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