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Mark has been involved with wood turning for nearly 30 years and has therefore some firm ideas as to techniques and terminology and spent the first 45 minutes dispelling some of the conventional “turning speak”. For example “spindle turning” and “bowl turning” are not helpful phrases and turning should be referred to as “cross grain” or “parallel grain” irrespective of the form that is required.
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For the demonstration part of the demo Mark aimed to turn a simple bowl from 2/3 month old wet beech.
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Mark then did the initial shaping and defined 3 sections to the turning which he said were applicable to any such project …
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He then introduced the term “Interactive Sequential Turning” to refer to the turning of sections 1, 2 and 3 a bit at a time
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Mounting the work on the spigot, define the top rim and finish the outside shape using a shear scraper. Hollow out the inside by cutting in the middle to say 1” and then work bit by bit towards the outside to get a consistent wall thickness. Then starting at the centre move down another 1” in the same way blending the two outer edge cuts.
With the inside complete the work was mounted on a friction drive to complete the shaping of the foot.
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