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Beth Ireland demonstrations at Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild - Chilliwack, BC
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5/5/2017 to 5/6/2017
When: 05/05/2017
9:00 AM
Where: Bow River Special Woods
46501 Ballam Road
Chilliwack, British Columbia  V2P 6H5
Canada
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05/05/2017 - 05/06/2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

DAY 1: MORNING
“Turning Simple Offset Boxes"

• This demo teaches the making of simple offset boxes.
• During the demo you will learn proper spindle techniques and the pommel cut which are then combined with the geometry of offset turning to create a variety of useful boxes.

DAY 1: AFTERNOON
“Turning Sculptural Stringed Instruments From the Lathe"

• You do not need to be a musician to create great sounding instruments; you just need to know proper layout and materials.
• This rotation will teach participants how to use the lathe to create stringed instruments, such as guitars and ukuleles and tenor guitars.
• The focus will be creating the neck of an instrument, utilizing the technique of offset turning to sculpt the surface.
• Examples of segmented and faceplate turnings for the bodies WILL BE SHARED.

DAY 2: MORNING
“Turning Outside the Box”

• This demo integrates the Lathe and the bandsaw to create a variety of boxes and decorative platters.
• Attendees will learn to construct a bandsaw box that can be turned on the lathe in a variety of ways.
• Strategies for form and decoration will be discussed.
• The rotation will end with participants learning how to take these techniques and utilize them to make creative platters that look like inlay.
• Bandsaw safety and technique will be stressed

DAY 2: AFTERNOON
“Tricks of Architectural Turning"

• This demo shows the tricks and techniques Beth has developed over 30 years of architectural woodturning.
• An intro to proper spindle techniques, rosettes, offset, split turning and holding techniques will be covered

 



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