|January, 2011 4th Saturday
We held our 4th Saturday activities at Mark Ost's shop on January 22, 2011.
Attendance was excellent, notwithstanding the ice and snow that deluged the area on
Thursday and Friday.
Bill Koch demonstrated his bowl hollowing tool, and let other members (with an
adventurous spirit) try their hand at using it. These types of tools are very eco-friendly,
since they help to use all of the raw material, allowing multiple blanks to be turned from
a single piece of material.
Kip Powers demonstrated techniques for enhancing the finish of turned pieces. He
demonstrated creating a "dippling" (Is that a word? If not, it should be, since it
describes what Kip did.) effect. He then used gesso and dye to enhance the finish.
Doug Hyde provided guidance on cutting stock to inlay the "celtic knot" pattern. He
then led a session on turning tops.
Jim King demonstrated a technique for turning finger rings ( a good use of small scraps
Photos of the activities, courtesy of Mark Ost, are shown below.
Bill at work.
One on one instruction.
Doug starting on a top.
Kip showing his finish
Jim preparing to turn a ring.
A ring turning fixture.
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