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

Gary Lowe

All day demonstration - 15 April 2018

Decorative figurine

The final item to be made was a small decorative figurine from a piece of yew log with the first cuts were made for the feet and ankles of a Victorian Lady.  The wood was then offset by 10 mm on the tailstock to make the skirt. This was then followed by moving the offset 10 mm in the opposite direction past the original centre point and the upper body was created.  This was followed by the neck and ankles taking great care as these are the narrowest parts of the figurine.  The neck was finished to create a slight dip for the chin. The Wood was then reset on the tail stock to the original centre point, from here Gary then proceeded to remove wood from the area that would then form the head of the Victorian Lady but stopping shy of the neck to create the nape for the neck. Once the head was formed the figure was then released from the lathe by use of a saw and tidied up.