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Burnham-on-sea          Woodturning Club

Meeting Reviews

October 2019 - Liz Kent

September 2019 - John Blake

August 2019 - Sandra Adams

July 2019 - Chris Foweraker

June 2019 - Paul Sweet

May 2019 - George Foweraker

April 2019 - Bryan Milham

March 2019 - Mark Sanger

February 2019 - George Foweraker

January 2019 - Paul Sweet

November 2018 - Jason Breach

October 2018 - Colwin Way

September 2018 - John Blake

August 2018 - Paul Sweet

July 2018 - Mark Sanger

June 2018 - John Lancaster

April 2018 - Liz Kent

March 2018 - Paul Hannaby

January 2018 - George Foweraker

November 2017 - Jason Breach

October 2017 - Tony George

September 2017 - Bryan Milham

September 2017 - AWGB

August 2017 - Mark Hancock

June 2017 - John Aitken

April 2017 - Chris Foweraker

March 2017 - Mark Sanger

February 2017 - George Foweraker

January 2017 - Paul Sweet

November 2016 - Jason Breach

October 2016 - Bryan Milham

September 2016 - Mark Sanger

August 2016 - Keith Fenton

July 2016 - George Foweraker

June 2016 - Chris Foweraker

June 2016 - Stuart Mortimer

April 2016 - Pete Moncrieff-Jury

March 2016 - Mark Sanger

February 2016 - Ray Blake

January 2016 - George Foweraker

December 2015 - Nick Agar

November 2015 - Paul Hannaby

October 2015 - George Foweraker

September 2015 - Mark Sanger

August 2015 - Jason Breach

July 2015 - Chris Foweraker

June 2015 - Nick Agar


June 2019 - Paul Sweet

Mark Sanger was originally billed for the June demo but unfortunately was unavailable and Paul Sweet kindly agreed at short notice to stand in.


Paul’s theme was to demonstrate the issues involved in part turning a green bowl and then the subsequent remounting and finishing of the bowl when sufficiently dry.


Stage 1 - a beautiful spalted beech bowl blank which had been cut down in November 2018 was mounted on a screw chuck and supported with a live centre in the tailstock. The roughed outline of the bowl was then created in the conventional way as follows …

Top Tip 1 - make the spigot oversize for the chuck to be used in the subsequent finishing to allow for distortion in size during the drying process.

Top Tip 2 - don’t bother with finishing cuts at this stage as the bowl will be returned at a later date.

The result was a roughed out bowl which would be stored for between 6 and 12mths dependent upon the workshop/storage environment


Stage 2 - a “dry” roughed out ash blank bowl was mounted, supported by the chuck in the headstock and a live centre in the tailstock. The bowl was then finished as follows …

Top Tip 3 - lightly sand the rim first to avoid texture tool bounce which could create an inconsistency within the design











Thanks again to Paul for standing in at short notice and giving us some valuable hints and tips.


 David Langan