Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 2017 Workshop

The July workshop was home-based in Kieran Higgin's in Skibbereen. As always, Kieran was well-prepared for the fine audience that attended. Unusually for Kieran, he turned a platter in yew compared to his usual medium of Bog Oak. He used a piece of yew that was originally destined for the fire heap. Kieran then proceed to turn a natural-edged platter. As he proceeded, he explained in great detail his method, the tools he used, and why he used those tools. 

After the break, for tea, coffee and fine food, Brendan Griffin and Tony Farrell announced the winners of the competition. I would like to thank Tony and Brendan for volunteering for judging same. 

When we resumed, Kieran finished his project, which as always was excellent. The event finished with a general discussion on wood turning.It was indeed a most enjoyable day.

John B. Ahern.  

Setting Up the Blank
Finished Natural Edged Platter
Kieran at work
Brendan Griffin, Gerry Twomey and Tony Farrell
Brendan, Hugh Garrett and Tony
Brendan, John O Shea and Tony