Coffee Hour 122 – October 6, 2022; Jim Bowman shares a 5-minute video he shot at the Mid Atlantic Woodturning Symposium in September. * Bert Delisle shows a very short very scary shop video of an urn he was turning suddenly exploding. Turns out Bert was using a spindle roughing gouge on the sides of a staved container (OK), and continued with the spindle roughing gouge when he reached the crossgrain ends of the urn. Kaboom. Bert was saved by his face shield, and a phone in his shirt pocket, which took the worst blow and got all bent out of shape. * Kai Koethe from Germany continues the discussion of how to turn soft metals like aluminum and brass using carbide tools on the wood lathe. * Don Smith, from Portsmouth England, delivers a terrific slide show of his turned work, in his more than 30 years at the lathe.
Coffee Hour 123 – October 13, 2022
Coffee Hour 124 – October 20, 2022
Coffee Hour 125 – October 27, 2022 – Coming Soon
Coffee Hour 126 – November 3, 2022 – Coming Soon
Coffee Hour 127 – November 10, 2022 – Mark Sfirri joined us for a delightful and fascinating slideshow of his work with questions and discussion.
Coffee Hour 128 – November 17, 2022 – Lots of good advice about power sanding, and Toby Bouder’s short videos on roughing out a maple blank wIth 5/8″ bowl gouge.
Coffee Hour 129 – December 1, 2022 – Bert Delisle shows a Jenga-style game he made with a steam-bent length of laminated wood. Kai Koethe makes a dire planetary sculpture from apple burl with a turned wood bomb. Jim Bowman shows the hollowing camera rig he made, generating an extensive discussion of lathe hollowing setups and apparatus. John Chalikian made a demountable handle for turning tools, using a plumbing fixture and instructions he found in an AAW turning tips booklet. Doug Reesor shows a hollow sphere with a solid sphere inside it, with discussion of cone centers for sphere turning. As always, a deeply fascinating hour for serious woodturners.