The City of Wolverhampton Woodturners meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 6.45pm for a 7pm start at Fallings Park Methodist Church and Community Centre, Wimborne Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 0NN.

Hands on evenings are arranged with our 3 lathes available so that members can show, discuss or ask advice on any turning related matter.

Meetings regularly feature visiting demonstrators, please see the annual schedule for our current programme. Visitors are always welcome and the first visit is FREE. Membership is £15 per year and £5 per visit.

Inside out turning by Mike Law

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

At the December 2011 meeting club member Mike Law demonstrated the technique of inside out turning for a lamp shade base.

4 pieces of timber were glued together and turned to a carefully prepared template, finished and polished, then separated, rotated and glued permanently together with the turned surfaces now on the inside. The outside was then turned again very carefully then finished and polished.

The top end was separated from the block end by turning down to the centre, the bottom end was first marked whilst still on the lathe then sawn off after removal from the lathe.