Articles

  • Moulding the mould…
    Introduction – Making your first mould… For casting resin you need a mould! Sounds obvious? But for some of the things wood-turners make in particular, off the shelf moulds don’t exist or you need a bespoke mould or even a mould you can use over and over. Examples would be casting resin pen blanks or cabochons for ...
  • Mounting the Blank – Starting Your Bowl
    Introduction – Starting your first bowl… Mounting your bowl blank is the first step to getting started. Whether it is square or round, you need to find the centre. There are many tools available to help you be more accurate than just eyeing it up! These include: Keith Barrow’s Centre Finder Traditional Centre Finder Perspex Circle Layout Template Traditional compass ...
  • Holding your work in a chuck! Are You an Innie or an Outie?
    Introduction – Getting a Grip! This article is a consideration of how best to hold your bowl blank in your chuck. You will find different wood turners all have different views on this topic. Personally, I think there is a place for both techniques. The inner technique requires a slight recess in the base of your ...
  • UKIWS 2018 Symposium Report
    UKIWS 2018 – A woodturning Family Party – Day One Morning everyone. Welcome to UKIWS 2018 on a sunny Saturday here at the Coventry Hilton Doubletree Hotel. Despite a crazy 5 1/2 hour journey up from Sussex last night, a warm welcome was awaiting, characteristic of this event, now in its third year, bigger and better ...
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