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Segmented turnings

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

These are two pieces that I have made to take with me to the Irish Woodturners Guild seminar in October. The one on the left is made from Maple, Wenge , African Blackwood and Jarrah Burr. The one on the right is made from Maple and Purple heart. Both of these pieces will be available […]

St.Johns’ Church Font – Part4

Monday, September 21st, 2009

  On each end of the centre column I turned a 2” tenon or spigot to make sure that  when I assembled it everything lined up. I also turned a small bead that would sit halfway over the joint,this would disguise the joint and also match the beads on the Easter candle.I was so pleased […]

St.Johns’ Church Font – Part 3

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

  I decided to make the centre column first and this needed a hole right down through the middle to allow for a copper pipe to be inserted for draining the font. This picture shows the first part of the construction with a small plug of timber inserted at each end on which the drive […]

St. Johns’ Church Font – Part 2

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

To have your work inspected by strangers is a normal occurrence for wood turners. Every piece you make, whether it is a bowl or a newel post, a work of art or a functional item, should be of the highest quality that you are able to make, this is what I aspire to. To have […]

St. Johns’ Church Font – Part 1

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

I attended a local fete with my lathe and stall where I was turning out spinning tops for the kids and trying to sell my wares to their parents when I was approached by the vicar of my local church. The vicar, Selina Deacon asked what size I could turn on my lathe. I opened […]