July 2015 Demo


“SWAT Demo - End Grained Bowls

 Jim Tanksley- Mansfield Texas

tanksley1tanksley2Jim has been a member of the Wood Turners of North Texas since 2005. He has demonstrated several times over the years, last year’s demo was Christmas Trees and Snow Men. This month Jim will be demonstrating turning an end grained bowl with natural edge wings. He turns several versions of this bowl with flat, weeping or concave wings. Jim will use a roughing gouge, several bowl gouges, various scrappers, some hollowing tools, a beading tool, and an Easy Woods detailer. He will start out using a face plate and turn the bottom of the bowl to accept a Vickmarc chuck with dove tail jaws.

Once the bowl is turned he will remove it from the chuck and reverse chuck it using Alan Lacers jig. It should be a lot of fun and Jim welcomes questions while he is turning. He plans on bringing several blanks and will turn as large of a bowl as the clubs Jet 1642 Lathe will turn without vibrating too much. If you plan on turning this type of bowl at home Jim suggest weighting down your lath with sand bags to reduce vibration.