After a short discussion of his background and a display of luminaries in various stages of completion Joe will discuss why he chooses to use unseasoned (green) end-grain blanks. Joe will then demonstrate how he creates, designs and pierces his Butterfly Rim Bowls . Attendees will work on creating and piercing a Butterfly Rim Bowl. Attendees that don't bring a carver will be able to take turns using the instructor's carving tools. Whether attendees complete a bowl during the sawdust session or not, they will have a bowl to take home and complete in their own shop.
This event is best suited for people who have experience turning bowls.
The club will provide lathes, grinders, and bathroom access.
Attendees will need to bring their own safety equipment (facemask, face shield and hearing protection).
Bring a 6 to 8 inch diameter turning face grain or end grain blank which is 3 to 5 inches thick if you desire. A suitable blank will be provided otherwise. Unseasoned green blanks are preferred. Gloves are strongly recommended. You will also need a pencil, sandpaper and a ¾ inch or larger spindle roughing gouge.
Tools for designing and piercing the vessel:
small set of black pigma micron pens or equivalent
Bring if available:
NSK Presto II or equivalent pneumatic carver with compressor and hoses OR a micromotor power carver capable of 45,000 RPM,
1/16 or 3/32 inch shank carbide cutter bits in styles 700L, 701L, inverted cone (any size), and round ball (any size)
1/8 shank kutzall or equivalent medium or coarse texturing bits (round, inverted cone, etc.)
collet for carver to fit carbide cutters.
*Bowl gouges ½ inch diameter or higher
*Wall thickness Calipers - digital or manual.
*Small LED Flashlight 500 lumens or higher
*A diamond hone
*A Jacobs chuck for a #2 Morse Taper tailstock - capable of ½ inch shaft drill bits
*Any negative rake scraper tools you have
*Your favorite gouges, skews and / or cup carbide tools (each lathe has a bowl gouge, negative rake scraper, and parting tool)
Digital Caliper Recommendation: iGaging 8" Digital Outside Calipers