Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Jean-François Escoulen class - Day 2

Today we played with multi-axis turning (two to five centers). I didn't have time to process all my pictures from today when I got home this evening because I had a band practice with Aisling. I'll post a few place-holder pics tonight and update this entry over the weekend.

The first project was between two centers. This was a good exercise to start thinking about how the edges meet in off-center turning. We used mostly our spindle gouges today, but I switched to the bedan to get some cleaner cuts on the poplar. I spent the first part of this morning working with the bedan to remember the motions to make it work. No catches for me today - woohoo!

Merde! Even the master breaks things sometimes. This was a five center turning that Jean-François was working 1,2,3,4,5,4,3,2,1. It broke on about the second "1" in the series.


Here are some of my exercises for today. I really enjoyed playing with the multi-axis turning.

I like this little fellow - reminds me of Jimminy Cricket. This was turned on five centers.


Dennis Laidler said...

Andi, it looks like you've been having great fun with Jean-François. Thanks for letting us share. The detail shots are wonderfully informative. They give me some useful ideas for those tall thin finials I've been doing recently.

Anonymous said...

Yes, thanks so much for sharing. These muli axis pieces have inspired some great ideas, and gave me some great pointers.

Andi Wolfe said...

We had a great time with Jean-François. Stay tuned for more pics and info.