The October meeting of the 2016/2017 year was held on Thurs. 13th October in the Craobh Eo Centre (Old
Schoolhouse) in Aghamore.
Sean Foody was our demonstrator for the evening and he did a repeat of a previous demo for making a
twisted lamp by public demand. Follow his progress in narrative and photos below.
Using a 100 mm square section of wood draw lines along the length at 25mm intervals
and across the grain at intervals of 3 “, 1.5 “, 2”, 2”, 1.5”, and 3” as shown. A shape is marked out and cut on the band
On the flat of one half and using the other half as a template mark out the same
shape as the cut piece. The pieces are then joined using masking tape to reform the 100 mm cross section and
the newly marked line is cut on the bandsaw.
The pieces are are joined together as numbered
in the pictures.
The pieces are then glued together. If the piece
is to be used for a lamp the corners can be chamfered before gluing to allow for the flex.
The piece is then placed on the lathe between centres and the square ends
are turned to your own design and also allowing for a spigot to join to the base.
Base is mounted on the lathe and trued up
and recess is cut for the chuck . Then
base is mounted on the chuck and supported in position with
the tailstock. Shape of base is turned
Diameter of hole for joining the stem to the
base is marked and bored or taken out with a parting tool.
Finally the base and stem are clamped
Well done to Sean again for a fine demo. Now we can get to the workshop and make
October's competition was a potpourri holder. There was a very high standard with a lot of
entries. Thanks to all who submitted a piece.
October's competition will be a clock/barometer/thermometer.
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