Another packed meeting, lots of splendid work on show from those in attendance
Cameron McAlister has kicked his dad out of the workshop again and produced a fabulous wide rimmed platter with a decorative paint finish. The photos show Cameron at work...the lathe was protected against paint splatter!!
Kevin McAlister was allowed into the workshop, very generous of Cameron to allow him to use it!! However, for the third week running we have not trace of the sticky stuff...Powertex must be teetering on the brink with plummeting sales!!
Malcolm Ferguson has been out gathering in some raw materials (that must mean we can expect lots of nice photos!!) from one of his contacts who has an Oak tree that has been milled into slabs around 4 inches thick. The whole thing is up for grabs at very reasonable rates so if you fancy some then get in touch with Malcolm
Margaret Garrard casually produced an absolute show stopper. The piece was inspired by music from Chris de Burgh for Moonfleet, a musical production based on the novel by J. Meade Falkner, its an adventure story about smuggling, treasure and shipwreck. The piece is all turned with the exception of the ships masts....makes my head hurt just thinking about it!!
Martin Stacey has been a very busy chap out in his workshop and showed us the stands he has been making for various bits of equipment including an ingenious rotating stand for two machines (a grinder and a sander) which saves a lot of space.
Stephen Mellor followed up on the discussions from last week and sent over some images of the ornamental turning set up he has made based on the JaHo system. This moves the work piece onto an XY table, puts the cutter into the lathe spindle, it produces very decorative surface finishes and textures. I think we could all do with a demonstration of this in action.......(see what I did there!!)
As always we had several contributions from others but the session is not recorded so I don't have screen shots....if you showed something then please do send over some photos, you can do it from your mobile phone.... it's not that hard, just ask a teenager for help!!
Photos are below, as usual click on the little image to see a bigger version: