North East Chapter – Irish Woodturners
Our newly elected President, Dave
Carroll, showed us how to turn and construct a four piece balanced wine bottle holder. The first stage involved
drilling a 6mm hole through a section of Iroko 60mm x 20mm. This was secured with a 6mm bolt mounted through
a holding jig which was fitted in the chuck. Turn and shape outside
diameter of bottle holding ring to 50mm, and burn a decorative line round its outside
diameter. Mark inside diameter at 35mm and cut out centre to half way; reverse chuck and complete
cutting out centre section. Drill hole in end grain of ring for fitting stem.
Dave Carroll's wine bottle holder
Second stage is to turn the base
from a piece of Cherry 82mm x 37mm.
Cut a recess in the bottom for remounting to shape the top with a 45 degree
angled cone. Drill a 6mm hole in the top of the cone to fit a decorative finial. Drill a 6mm hole at 45
degrees in the side of the cone for fitting the other end of the stem.
The third stage is to turn the
stem from a piece of Cherry 200mm x 25mm to facilitate a 112mm decorated stem plus12mm spigots at each end,
and also sufficient timber to turn a 50mm finial. Assemble all 4 parts and
place neck of wine bottle into the ring of the balanced wine bottle
Dave Carroll setting
up his drilling jig
The demonstration concluded
featuring further advanced breathtaking experiments using the Lichtenberg Technique on a variety of timbers –
the results were encouraging.
Thanks Dave for a stimulating presentation.
Dave Carroll experimenting
with the Lichtenberg Technique
Thanks to Seamus Cassidy for his
critique on the following exhibits:-
Pair of Mahogany
barley twist goblets – Kevin Milton:
Elm, - Eamonn McKelvey:
vase – Cecil Barron:
Lilac pot pourri bowl
– Bob Dier:
Yew bowl – Frank
Walnut, Beech, Maple
Monkey Puzzle pot – Cecil Barron:
Ash vases, eggcup and captive ring spindle – Neil McGwynne.