I mentioned in the first part on design that I had guessed that the metal in metal coat hangers might be just flexible enough to form to a shape I want, and just stiff enough to provide some springy tension. It was this that formed the basis for my headband design.
This month Mark Hancock came to demonstrate what he termed a 'rocking vessel' What this actually means is a hollow form, with no flat base. So rather than standing up in a conventional way, they roll around, or 'rock' to a natural resting point.
It's amazing just how good I feel about being given this cup. I've been going to the club for a little under a year now. Which means I've been wood turning seriously for about a year also. It's nice to find I'm not the only one who thinks I've improved.
Recently I wrote about a challenge I'd been set to let go of the idea that my wood turnings should be 'things' with purpose, such as bottle stops, lidded boxes, bowls etc etc. And instead simply make something that looks interesting.
Back when I started wood turning, one of the first things I invested in was a 4 jaw self-centering chuck. One of the feature of the chuck is an 'indexing ring', which I quickly discovered is not much use to you without a fixed point to lock into the notches.