Central Ohio Woodturners
This is an open forum for new woodturners to ask questions and get hands-on help. No questions or problems are off limits. Bring your problems to those more experienced and we will try to help you along in the journey.
The only limitation is that we cannot criticize others for their questions.
Topic is: The Physics of Woodturning: The Why and How of Turning Tool Use
Presenter is: Dr. Rob Wallace
Understanding how the lathe works to transfer rotational forces to allow the tool to remove material is important for every woodturner to understand not just HOW to do the various methods of tool use, but an understanding of WHY the tools are used in correct technique can improve every woodturner’s skills. This presentation explains the forces involved with woodturning and how they are transferred from lathe, to wood, to tool – understanding how to control those forces efficiently and with full control throughout the process results in safe and efficient woodturning. The geometry and position of woodturning tools is also considered, along with understanding the importance of tool rest position, and adequate work support. Through a ‘no math’ approach of reviewing basic concepts of motion and energy, woodturners will benefit by understanding how to manage forces and tool use to improve their overall turning technique, and make corrections as needed with knowledge of how to control the forces efficiently and safely while they turn.
Note: Rob will be presenting from a remote location, and we will be showing his presentation on the club's televisions at the church.
Topic is: Tool Handles
Topic is: Hollow Forms
Presenter is: Devon Palmer
Topic is: Segmenting Basics
Topic is: Segmented Turning
Presenter is: Gary Vance
Topic is: Goblet with a Captive Ring
Topic is: Spindle Turning
Presenter is: Mike Trucco
Central Ohio Woodturners is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Columbus, OH