1. Green woodworking at Lackan Cottage Farm


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    Participants on our Introduction to Green Woodworking course led by Steve Ryan of Green woodworking Ireland

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    • Bob Patros Beading Tool


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      This video complements Bob Patros's article in the June 2015 issue of American Woodturner (vol 30, no 3). In both the written article and video, Bob describes how to grind an old spindle gouge into a beading tool -- giving a worn out tool a new purpose. He also covers how to use the beading tool to apply beads to both bowls and spindles. For more woodturning resources, visit www.woodturner.org.

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      • Remount And Finish Woodturning Naturally Spalted Aspen Bowl


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        http://www.AsWoodTurns.com This aspen bowl was turned wet or green several years ago. At that time, I put it away in a paper sack for it to dry. Apparently, it was extra wet or did not dry very quickly, since a large growth of mold or fungus developed on the surface. I brushed off the mold or fungus and left it to continue drying without a paper sack. After wet turning, I did not expect much from this bowl. Aspen is a fairly plain wood. This being the case, I was in no hurry to finish turn it. However, I was in for a big surprise. Rather than being a problem, the growth did me a favor by imparting additional color and interest to the bowl thru spalting. The bowl is eight inches in diameter and three inches in height, finished with walnut oil and buffed to shiny perfection. Enter your email at http://www.AsWoodTurns.com & I'll let you know when the next easy woodturning project video is ready. Blog: http://www.AsWoodTurns.com FB: http://www.Facebook.com/AsWoodTurns

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        • Column attempts for Prona OS 9.4


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          A stable column breaks down during the try to extend it without reason. The video shows six attemps to rebuild a stable column to recreate a certain fragile stability. The video belongs to a set of works for an exhibiton by Daniel Pauselius and Christoph Medicus at the artspace Praline in Leipzig. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Prona OS 9.4 Qualifizierte Platzhalter und Gleichschaltung variierender Sachverhalte. Christoph Medicus & Daniel Pauselius 10.- 30. April 2015 Praline / Lützner 39 / Leipzig Objects, performance, Video: Christoph Medicus

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          • Fancy Foosball Kick


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            As part of our Digital Fabrication class, each student had to use the lathe to turn any block of wood into a creative foosball player. From Japanese dolls and ice-cream cones to my funky fish, after hours of hard work, piles of sawdust and accessorizing the foosball table with the most creative players, we had a fun and competitive game between the class and i'm proud to announce, funky fish tail aside, my team won!

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            • Woodturn Simple Egg Chuck From PVC Fitting


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              http://www.AsWoodTurns.com Jerry Klug wrote an article for Cascade Woodturners on turned eggs and chucks for making eggs. This video will focus on my adaptation of these chucks for my use. One early chuck was from Dick Sing using PVC slip fitting. It works on a compression principle with the force supplied by a band clamp. In my opinion, its disadvantage is the risk of personal injury from the band clamp. The second chuck was from Vern Bunn using a PVC threaded coupling (2-in-PVC-S-x-S-Compression-Coupling). It works differently in that the compression comes from the top ring of the PVC fitting which is threaded. It has a slightly greater range of egg sizes. In my opinion it would serve somewhat better than Dick Sing's. However, even this chuck can be improved. Vern's implementation holds the PVC with his four jaw chuck. I'd rather not tie up my four jaw chuck. Plus, ideally, jaws should be positioned in the same position with each use. Both of these conditions can be avoided by mounting the PVC on a home-made (DIY) threaded faceplate. My faceplate is poplar but could be made of any appropriate material. Steps: 1. Make a threaded faceplate. 2. Smooth the outer surface of the PVC then part it in about half. 3. Cut a groove in the faceplate to fit the PVC fitting. Then glue the PVC into the groove. 4. Make at least one wood disc for the bottom of the chuck. It must fit into the PVC and be dished out to fit the bottom of the egg. Additional spacers may need to be added as necessary. 5. Make at least one wood ring for the top of the chuck. This ring fits over the small end of the egg but inside the PVC female threaded ring. Then use this chuck to finish the small end of your eggs as smoothly ands well finished as the rest of the egg. Link to Fitting: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Mueller-Global-2-in-PVC-S-x-S-Compression-Coupling-160-108HC/202283769 Link to Jerry Klug's article: http://www.cascadewoodturners.com/newsletters/TurningTimes0215.pdf Enter your email at http://www.AsWoodTurns.com & I'll let you know when the next easy woodturning project video is ready. Blog: http://www.AsWoodTurns.com FB: http://www.Facebook.com/AsWoodTurns

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              • Rough turning a bowl


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                Richard Shock's wood turning process

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                • David Ellsworth


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                  "My primary influences come from the energy and beauty of Native American ceramics, the architecture of the American Southwest with its textures, tones and monumentality, and the natural beauty of the material of wood – what I refer to as the most perfectly imperfect material to work with. My intent is to capture the simplicity of form, the complexity of surface, and the energy of the interior that is contained by the thin membrane of the wood that defines it. In this regard, it would be fair to call me a wooden potter." David Ellsworth’s first experience with the lathe was in a woodshop class in 1958. He continued to turn through high school, then spent three years in the military and eight years in college studying architecture, drawing and sculpture, receiving a masters degree in fine art from the University of Colorado in 1973. He started the woodworking program at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado in 1974, and the following year opened his first private woodturning studio in Boulder, Colorado. It was during the mid-1970’s that David developed a series of bent turning tools and the methods required for making the thin-walled hollow forms of which he is known worldwide. His first article titled, “Hollow Turning” appeared in the May/June 1979 issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine. His first book, Ellsworth on Woodturning, was published by Fox Chapel Publ. in 2008. David is the founding member of the American Association of Woodturners, of which he was president from 1986-1991, and its first Honorary Lifetime Member. He has written over fifty articles on subjects related to craft and woodturning and has operated the Ellsworth School of Woodturning at his home and studio in Buck’s County, Pennsylvania since 1990. His works have been included in the permanent collections of thirty-six museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He has taught workshops throughout the world and has received fellowship grants from the National Endowment of Arts, the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, and the PEW Foundation. In 2009 he was elected the “Master of the Medium” by the James A. Renwick Alliance of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He is a Honorary Lifetime Member of the Collectors of Wood Art, and a Fellow and a former Trustee of the American Craft Council.

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                  • Remount and Finish Bowl - No Rush To Finish Russian Olive


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                    http://www.AsWoodTurns.com This bowl is turned from russian olive from Idaho. It is generally considered a weed tree, planted for wind protection. It is now classified as a invasive species. My sons's in-laws had not qualms over cutting down with the tree. I rescued several chunks from the burn pile to take home and turn. I've never before turned russian olive. Looking at the log's end grain, all that I could see was a medium brown color. When roughing the bowl, the wood seemed somewhat dry - definitely not as much water as other woods I've rough turned. I roughed it out anyway, waxed it and set it aside to dry. After a couple of years, it's ready to remount and turn. Since I did not then keep the nub on the bottom to mark the center, I used my cole jaws to reform the tenon. This had a disadvantage in that now I had to turn the exterior while mounted in a 4 jaw chuck. This meant that I was trapped between the headstock and the bowl. I felt constrained. Still, I did complete the bowl and soaked it in walnut oil for a finish. The bowl is ten inches in diameter and about two inches in height. Many would find fault in the soft sections of the grain. They sanded away creating a wave pattern. However, I like the result and may want to magnify the effect in future bowls. Enter your email at http://www.AsWoodTurns.com & I'll let you know when the next easy woodturning project video is ready. Blog: http://www.AsWoodTurns.com FB: http://www.Facebook.com/AsWoodTurns

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