September 10, 2022 (second Saturday; first conflicts with Labor Day weekend) – Robert Marshall will demonstrate the use of a coring tool, the Woodcut BowlSaver Max 3. Following the demo, we will have a tools and equipment auction, for those of you that have stuff surplus to your needs. Bring tools to sell, and bring… Continue reading What’s up next?
The spalted wood I like to turn for its colorful grain often comes with a down side: soft, punky wood which shows a lot of ‘tear-out’ on end-grain cutting. Because the wood is soft, the cutting tool doesn’t get the benefit of having hard wood ahead of the wood being cut, so the fibers tend… Continue reading Treating punky wood to get a clean final cut
I had a piece of Sabicu (an exotic from the Caribbean islands), that Talmadge Murphey brought to our April meeting. Roughly 10″ square, about 3″ thick. I decided to try a ‘square’ bowl, something new for me. I trued the square on my table saw, found the center, and mounted it on a 6″ faceplate.… Continue reading Trying out a new shape
I have been turning since 2014, starting out with a Jet 1236, and then upgrading in 2016 to a Grizzly G0766. My shop is in Clayton, GA, not far from our house on Lake Burton. I enjoy turning heavily spalted woods, and finishing with epoxy coating. Click on any of the image thumbnails above, to… Continue reading Robert Marshall’s gallery