The club is an associate member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB).

Margaret Garrard

All day demonstration - 6 April 2019

Axminster tools

Margaret did a threefold demonstration the first piece was an “involuted hanging form”, the second a “spin top” box and the last was a thin bowl for piercing and colouring.  The involuted hanging form is created from four pieces of timber planed square and then glued together with newspaper between the pieces.  These are then turned to create the eventual hollow and then separated and re-joined with the hollow inside the shape.  This time however the four pieces are glued directly so the join is permanent.  The outside is then turned to create the final shape as demonstrated by my lovely assistant for the day David McReadie.  The second piece was essentially a lidded box which had a spinning top for a lid with the top able to be spun on the base of the box when finished.  Again demonstrated very ably by David.  The third item was quite beautiful but “incredibly fiddly” in its production requiring adding and subtracting of tapes and colours post the turning exercise aand then being pierced using a “dremel” type tool.  N.B. By this time David had got bored and was off buying tools so this is demonstrated by an anonymous member of the Northumbria turners.  If he cares to get in touch I will credit him for his efforts.