I was very pleased to be invited to demonstrate as part of Woodbury Woodturners Club "Yandles" style demonstration night last week. I demonstrated adding various types of colouring and texturing to the rims of bowls. Other demonstrations included pen making and turning a basic bowl. I really enjoyed the evening showing the techniques I use and also meeting new turners! Club member Keith West took these photos and has kindly allowed me to use them in my blog.
On Tuesday I demonstrated at one of my clubs, Martock and District Woodturners, along with two other turners. Dave Appleby gave an excellent talk and demonstration on how to prepare a blank for turning from freshly cut logs and how to rough turn a bowl ready for drying. Myself and Colin Lawes showed a range of techniques we use to try and achieve a quality finish on our turnings. Between us we included the finish cut with the gouge on the inside of a bowl, sheer scraping, sanding and buffing. It is definitely more nerve-racking demonstrating formally in front of the whole club rather than a small group! However, overall I think it was well received!