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Weekend - May 21-23, 2021
Twisted Shapes with Embellishments
Produce eye-catching, twisted spiral shapes on a lathe. Develop twisted, multi-axis turning skills to produce both full and half-twist...
This twisted, segmented turning was made from Maple and Walnut with a Padauk Rim. Height is 6 inches and diameter is 4 inches. The twist was tailored to match the slope of the walnut diagonal pieces. I will be demonstrating my techniques for designing and fabricating this and similar twisted...
This three sided jar is six inches tall. It was made from segments of mahogany and ambrosia maple with a purpleheart rim. The twist angle was turned off-center to match the angle of slant of the mahogany inserts. Diameter is 4 inches. Finish is Watco oil buffed on the Beall system.
I just uploaded a video to YouTube entitled: Half Twist Bowl 2: Finishing the Top.
This video provides additional information on how to complete the top twisted section of the bowl using shaping and carving techniques. Two different approaches are discussed, including natural edge and...
This 6 inch tall vase was turned using a 3-point off-axis method to provide the spiral shape. Carving tools were used at the top to highlight the twist. The wood is ash and the finish was done with india ink and white liming wax to highlight the grain