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Richard Findley Weekend Gallery

Barley Twist Leg
Shaping with a microplane
Barley Twist Leg
Sanding the twist
Barley Twist Leg
The Perfect Apple
Shaping the bottom
The Perfect Apple
Shaping the top
The Perfect Apple
Deep cutting for the stalk
The Perfect Apple
Round Bottom Bowl
Initial shaping of base, including a spigot
Round Bottom Bowl
A quick sanding - with assistance from Jim
Round Bottom Bowl
Start turning the inside
Round Bottom Bowl
Following the curve on the inside
Round Bottom Bowl
Final cut on the inside
Round Bottom Bowl
Reversed and held with jam chuck to remove spigot.
Round Bottom Bowl
Pewter Inlay Box
Making the mould for the pewter
Pewter Inlay Box
Pouring the pewter
Pewter Inlay Box
Set to one side and allow to cool
Pewter Inlay Box
Here's one Richard prepared earlier!
Pewter Inlay Box
Turning inside the lid
Pewter Inlay Box
Start hollowing before making the lid fit
Pewter Inlay Box
Hollowing out the box
Pewter Inlay Box
Using the base as a jam chuck to shape the lid
Pewter Inlay Box
Matching the lid to the base for a balanced shape
Pewter Inlay Box
Preparing the lid for the pewter inlay
Pewter Inlay Box
Allow enough space for the pewter
Pewter Inlay Box
Need about 3mm depth
Pewter Inlay Box
Reverse jam chuck the base and finish the bottom
Pewter Inlay Box
Add some finish; Richard uses hard wax oil
Pewter Inlay Box
After removing the pewter from the mould, hold it in chuck (Axminster 'F' jaws). Notice the strategic position of the saucepan!
Pewter Inlay Box
Using a beading/parting tool, carefully shape the pewter. Don't be greedy - small smooth cuts. Generally, the swarf drops into the saucepan, but full face protection is advised.
Pewter Inlay Box
Once round, work on the face. Notice the swarf in the saucepan - ready for melting next time.
Pewter Inlay Box
Make sure the face is flat before reducing to required diameter.
Pewter Inlay Box
Gently dome the pewter slightly using a spindle gouge
Pewter Inlay Box
Ready for polishing!
Pewter Inlay Box
Clean up the back of the inlay
Pewter Inlay Box
Part off the inlay - the remaining stem can go in the saucepan for next time.
Pewter Inlay Box
Buffing (Chestnut wheel B). Hold the pewter carefully so as to be ripped from your hand and launched onto the lathe bed!
Pewter Inlay Box
The Magic Cup
Hollowing out the inside
The Magic Cup
Finishing cut on the inside
The Magic Cup
Carefully hold in 'C' jaws to work on the base.
Puzzle Bowl
Shaping the outside
Puzzle Bowl
Start by undercutting the rim.
Puzzle Bowl
The rim needs to be undercut enough that a marble won't fall out when bowl is in this orientation.
Puzzle Bowl
Blend to create a smooth, convex slope from the middle outwards.
Puzzle Bowl
Jam chuck to finish off the base
Puzzle Bowl
Finesse the foot
Sunday's Turnings