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2023/04/13 - Guild Meeting - Multi-axis Flower Top Candle Holder with Ted Ross

Bob Edmiston | Published on 2/2/2023
Flower Top Candle Holder using multi-axis turning with Ted Ross
  • Thursday April 13th
  • Hybrid meeting (NC Craft Center and Zoom)
  • Zoom call opens a 6:15 for socializing
  • Meeting begins at 6:45 PM
  • Demonstration begins at 7 PM

Have you ever wondered how someone turns a multi-faceted vessel to achieve such unique designs?  Or how they mount and hold these pieces on the lathe? Or is the second facet just carved and not turned at all?

Well this month our featured demonstrator Ted Ross will provide us a demonstration on how to create these vessels using a multi-axis method.  Along the way he will explain how many different designs can be achieved using multi-axis techniques.

You will learn how Ted approaches each piece from identifying the characteristics of the wood, how to select the best design, and how to prepare the wood for turning. Taking all these elements into consideration up front can make all the difference in creating a unique and one-of-a-kind piece.

The demonstration will explore:
   •The main elements of turning multi-axis.
   • Wood selection
   • Grain alignment
   • Mounting the blank for each multi-axis turning
   • Proper tool approach especially for end grain cutting
   • Final turning to achieve desired design
   • Drilling for candle holder
   • Hollowing for vessels
   • Sanding and Finishing

For demonstration instructions click here.
About our Demonstrator:

TR - at the lathe 2
Ted has been interested in working with wood his whole life. Ted's father was a master carpenter so this started hi exposure to wood working at an early age. His first experience with a wood lathe was in high school where he created as many pieces as time allowed and discovered he loved every minute of it!

Today Ted has his own shop equipped with three lathes along with many tools and is where he spends as much time as possible, constantly experimenting and creating new pieces. Ted started out turning mostly bowls but now he seems to be drawn to all kinds of creative projects, being drawn to whatever’s catches his eye or imagination.

Ted belongs to the North Carolina Woodturners Guild where he has served as the Program Director, Webmaster, Vice-President and now currently the President.

Ted has happily given away many of his pieces to family and friends but has recently been making them available to the public. Always willing to help, Ted encourages anyone to ask any questions or request further information.