Galloway Woodturners

We're in Galloway and we turn wood

New Woodturner, and two smarter ones

Yesterday we held a Beginner’s and Refreshers course at the workshop. Carolyn and John undertook the Refreshers course as they can already turn but wanted to remind themselves of the basics, Daniel is new to tuning although he has had a go on the club lathes a few time, he also follows in his big brother’s footsteps in being one of our youngest members, and like his brother shows maturity beyond his years and promises to be a good turner.

All three worked their way through the key turning tools, namely the spindle roughing gouge, skew chisel, spindle gouge, bowl gouge, scraper and parting tool. 

As we were tidying up at the end of the day I had a wee look at the shavings on the benches and, like finding pearls, I found some of the most beautiful and perfect spiral wood shavings, so delicate and consistent that they demonstrated a sharp tool well used. My intention in these courses is not to produce an ITEM but a WOODTURNER, I feel we have three woodturners of great potential here and the Galloway Woodturners are fortunate indeed to have them as members. I wish you all well for the future.



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