Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Bowl Turning Club

Had a meet-up on The Plot today with Jon, Stefan & Gary. We tuned-up and had a go on some bowl turning lathes we've recently made.

I had to knock up the tool rest quickly and it still needs some tweaking. The bobbin works well but the uprights were too thin and springy.



Jon's is a lathe that he made on a Ben Orford course at The Cherrywood Project near Bath and is bungee powered.


I managed to make a bowl from spalted Birch...



What a great day. It felt like a pre-inaugural meeting of the Essex & East London Chapter of the Bodger's Association - we'll have to work on that...

3 comments:

Sean Hellman said...

Looking good Robin, I have just got a couple of hook chisels from Paul Atkins, and made a couple of small bowls on my normal spindle turning lathe. Hard work!

shotgunpapa said...

hey i would like to know do you make your own cutting tools also.
one day i would like to give that bowl turning a try. your work is great i like it.

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