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We were pleased to welcome back Nick for his second all-
The first two projects were of a seasonal nature -
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Project 3 was a simple bowl turned using standard techniques but then embellished with numerous designs and finishes.
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An ingenious use of stencils and airbrushing was demonstrated by progressively lightly airbrushing the butterfly stencil in order to create the effect of the butterfly in motion.
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An alternative outside of bowl decoration was then demonstrated using thin adhesive strips over a randomly sprayed pattern of colours and then oversprayed in black so that an interesting design was revealed when the adhesive strips were removed.
The inside edge of the bowl was decorated using a variety of tools including a grinder and the boundary detail between the design was achieved using skew, making sure that the skew is held vertical with the flat edge firmly held on the toolrest.
Project 4 was a simple loose fit lidded box out of a 4” sycamore spindle blank. The base of the box was drilled out using a forstner bit.
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Having put grooves into both the lid and base, the grooves were sanded using a torn off strip of cloth abrasive twizzled into a round. The grooves were then sprayed and the overspray sanded off.
The final Project 5 was again a box, using a piece of branchwood with the intention of removing the loose bark whilst retaining the natural surface underneath for a more rustic effect. The lid was turned using left over wood from project 4 so that it was fully inserted flush into the base with a leather strap handle.
All in all a very full day from which I am sure everbody learnt some new skills and took away ideas to incorporate into their own turning projects. Thanks again to Nick Agar.
Thanks also to Sue Meads and Sue Foweraker for the excellent lunch, and to Mark Sanger for operating the camera to such good effect.
Finally, thanks to Julian Cleak from Crow Valley Woodturners for permission to use some of the photographs that he took on the day.