Shell Lake 2022

June 28, 2022

This is a reminder that HCT is holding our turning weekend at Shell Lake again this year. The dates are August 11 – 14. You can get more information by clicking HERE.

This year we have a special event planned for Saturday August 13 starting around 1:00.
Richard Pratchler has offered to do a demo on how he creates his hybrid Wood/Epoxy vases.

Mark this on your calendar so you can plan to come even if it is just for the Saturday.
Richard provided this brief description of the demo he will do for the club.

Thanks Richard for offering this.


The demo will start off with how the mold is made.

Note:  will be using stabilized and colored wood pieces and will not show the stabilization procedure.
 1. Pour the mold  
2. Take the mold apart
3. Prepare the casting for turning
4. Turning the casting
–    A combination of bowl gouges, and negative rake carbide scrapers will be used.
To hollow the inside of the Vases the Hope Hollowing system complete with camera system will be used.  To do the main hollowing a 16 mm Carbide Tip Holder with the Hope Carbide Pro Tool Optional Hook Tip Holder will be used.    This system does come with a scraper but it is setup on a ¾ inch bar and is just too big to get into the small vases

Images from Hope Website

5. Finish inside with a Crown Revolution hollowing scraper.

Photo from Crown Revolution Hollowing System Web page.

6. Finish the vase with sanding, buffing.

Come and see what shape Richard chooses for the final vase.

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