February 2016 Demo


“Abstract Scab Bowls

By Paul Coppinger

IMG 0555IMG 0807Woodturners love to turn burlwood because of its beautiful grain.  Unfortunately burls can be very expensive.   An alternative is utilizing tree scabs which occur when a tree loses a limb and then grows a scab over the wound to seal and protect. These scabs have very wild grain and occasionally burl. This demonstration will discuss several methods for mounting using either a screw drive or faceplate and how to reverse chuck utilizing a tenon or recession to produce a unique bowl.IMG 0799