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We were delighted to welcome Colwin back to our club and he offered us a number of demo alternatives on which we voted as follows …
This was a greenwood turning project which had us on the edge of our seats as the thickness of the stem got increasingly narrow!
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Colwin explained that he uses a combination of wood and resin to make attractive pendants and lights etc. He showed examples of some blanks and the processes involved. However, to demonstrate the making of a pendant with an offset hole he used a laburnum blank of about 50mm diameter and 4mm thickness which had been sliced on a bandsaw.
The final demonstration was the making of a Christmas Carousel. Colwin showed the making of one of each of the components -
The dimensions and construction guide were fully described in a 2-
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The speed with which Colwin demonstrated the making of the parts was breathtaking!. I suspect that duplicating the parts to get a matching set was possibly not as quick and like all such tasks, accuracy in preparing the blanks is key.
Thanks to Colwin for a fascinating and very instructive evening from a superb demonstrator.