Thursday, August 22, 2013

Kieran Higgins Report

The July workshop was a home one hosted by Kieran Higgins in Skibbereen. As always we expected something large from Kieran 
and we were not disappointed. The first thing we noticed was the extension fitter to his lathe a Poolwood 5000 this he told us was to made move
the tailstock when not in use, as it is too heavy to lift. It is indeed a beautiful piece of engineering made by a friend of Kieran's.
Kieran turned a bowl in bog oak a timber at which he excels.He explained his technique as he turned and also the importance of being very alert 
as bog oak is full of splits  At the end of the demo Kieran finished a beautiful bowl, well done Kieran.