Our guest turners for the seminar on the 18th April were Mick Hanbury from the U.K. and Philip Mahon from Sligo. We are deeply grateful to both of them for a wonderful days turning.
Mick did three exciting projects; the first was a triangular bowl on a pedestal; the second was a bowl, the outside of which he coloured black and then added flower designs, using a compressor, and for the third project he made a three-sided box with a minaret-type top.
Philip, meanwhile and to the delight of many, stayed with straight-forward honest-to-goodness turning. His first project was a covered sugar bowl and scoop, which he repeated for a different audience later in the day and for his second project he made a most attractive candlestick.
For the first session after lunch our own chapter turners, Chairman John Ahern and committee member Peter Manning, gave, in their usual style, excellent demonstrations. John did a potpourri bowl in yew but took the opportunity to demonstrate his new Simon Hope jig for deep hollowing. Peter did a "mystery" saltcellar. It was demonstrated by Nick Cook in the National Seminar last year and is available on one of his DVDs. It is a fun project and placed on any dining table is a definite conversation creator.
|Mick's rose bowl|
|Philip Mahon with his completed bowl and scoop.|
|Whoever said to avoid making pairs - clearly doesn't apply to Philip|
|Peter Manning, working on his mystery saltcellar|