Glenn Lucas Woodturning Club

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Noteworthy dates for Club members  (these dates are subject to change)

4 x project movies per annum, 4 x Get togethers with a ‘Show & Tell’ session – a zoom link will be emailed to you in advance of the session

upcoming dates…

Mid-November 2023 Release movie  –  Sat Jan 13th  Get Together/Show & Tell for ‘A Trio of Bowls’ video number 28

Mid-February Release movie   – Show and Tell 20th April 2024

Mid-May Release movie   – Show and Tell 27th July 2024

Mid-October Release movie   – Show and Tell 30th November 2024

Mid-December Release movie   – Show and Tell 22nd February 2025

No. 31 Contemporary Serving Tray

video 1hour 19 mins

YouTube trailer here (14 mins)

In this video Glenn shows how to make an elegant serving tray which he was commissioned to make for a restaurant.It can be used for serving tables with drinks or morning coffee.He shows how to select the right piece of wood from a log to ensure stability and a pleasing grain pattern.

    • A tour of the lumber yard and a look at suitable logs.
    • Selecting a log and marking out for stability and beautiful grain pattern in the finished piece.
    • Discussing the pros and cons of using either flat-sawn or quarter-sawn wood.
    • Processing the log with the chainsaw.
    • End sealing and air drying.
    • A tour of Glenn’s wood drying kiln.
    • Thoughts on design and function of the serving tray.
    • Tools and techniques for crisp turning and a precise finished piece.
    • How to make the surface perfectly flat.
    • Discussion on chucking methods such as a recess or tenon.
    • Sanding and finishing.
    • Removing the Tenon.

Our zoom Show & Tell for this project is on 20th April 2024

 

No. 30 Creating a Wooden Plate - a Tutorial

video 42 mins

In May 2023 Glenn Lucas was commissioned by Crafthub EU through LEO County Carlow, to shoot 2 x videos showing how he makes a simple bowl and a platter. These videos shot in a tutorial style, show how he goes about both projects from his workshop in Co. Carlow in southeast Ireland. Available free on YouTube and shared here so subscribers can find them easily.

No. 29 Creating a Salad Bowl - a Tutorial

video 48 mins

In May 2023 Glenn Lucas was commissioned by Crafthub EU through LEO County Carlow, to shoot 2 x videos showing how he makes a simple bowl and a platter. These videos shot in a tutorial style, show how he goes about both projects from his workshop in Co. Carlow in southeast Ireland. Available free on YouTube and shared here so subscribers can find them easily.

No. 28 A Trio of Bowls

video 1hour 35 mins

From Blanks to Bowls: Turning Three Distinctive Wooden Bowls from Three Identical Blanks.

  • Can be made on any lathe size
  • Using ready-available dried timber from local wood store
  • 3 bowls, 3 unique shapes
  • 3 unique mounting methods
  • From 3 identical pieces of wood
  • short tour of air filtration in the classroom (at 45mins 48sec)

Our zoom Show & Tell for this project is on 13th Jan 2024

 

No. 27 Sphere Box

video 1hour 25 mins

A great project to advance your skills. Made from easy-to-find side grain material, this will be a perfect heirloom piece. The lid and base are held together with high strength magnets. A simple twist and the lid comes away. The magnets are positioned so the lid is attracted to the base only when the grain is in the right position. 

 

No. 26 Woodturning Measuring Tools, Jigs and Gauges

video 23 mins
Glenn gives a short demo on how various measuring tools are used in woodturning, including the Manta Gauge, scraper and skew sharpening jig.

No. 25 Large Wide-rim Platter

16 inch wide-rim beech platter, twice-turned

video 95 mins

 

No. 21 Face and Dust Protection

I use in the workshop

13 mins

No. 20 Punch Sharpening

how to sharpen the velcro sanding disc punch

8 mins

No.19 Oneway Wolverine Set-up

how I set up the oneway wolverine toolrests for accuracy and repeatability

12 mins

No.18 Natural Edge Bowl

project edited from live demo

90 mins

No.17 Tools Of The Trade

project edited from live demo

90 mins

No.16 Square Edge Bowl Demo

project edited from live demo

90 mins

No.15 Turn a Beaded Bowl

project edited from live demo

80 mins

No.14 Turn a Lidded Bowl

Project edited from live demo.
90 mins – three projects in one – a lidded box, a closed form and beading technique.
Project can be adapted for ‘Beads of Courage’ charity.

No.13 Turn a Closed Form Salad Bowl

project edited from live demo.
95mins

No.12 Thin Wall Bowl

project edited from live demo.
90mins

No.11 Turn a Platter

project edited from live demo
90 mins
(a) Glenn recommends that you start watching the video project with this one, if new to turning

No.10 Turn a Salad Bowl

project edited from live demo
80mins

(b) Glenn recommends you watch this video second, if new to turning

 

Tip: Sharpening The Oneway Cutter

for bowl coring
4 mins 35 seconds

No.9 Bowl Coring

project edited from live demo
80mins
Using One-way bowl-coring system.

No.5 Mastering Woodturning Dublin Viking Bowl

80 mins
(d) Glenn recommends that this is the fourth video you watch if new to turning.

No.3 Mastering Woodturning Sharpening Techniques

67 mins

 

(c) Glenn recommends you watch this video third, if new to turning