425 - Turning Club - Gregory Moreton demo day

Gregory's first demo for us. He demonstrated the techniques and showed the jig he uses for setting up and turning the twin recess bowls.

He then showed how to turn a sphere in five minutes - the sphere is finished by holding it between cups on the headstock and tailstock.

Greg created a shallow natural edged dish - he demonstrated and explained techniques for balancing the shape and stabilising the wood to avoid splits and distortion.

The Bud Vases with Flower are unusual and Greg showed the offset turning process used to create them.

Throughout he explained and demonstrated the use of tools and sanding/finishing techniques and the behaviour of wood as it stabilises.

He displayed a number of pieces and explained how some of the other imaginative and artistic pieces are created.

The challenge for 19th May is to create a three sided platter.