Ryedale Woodturners


Sue Harker

Sue Harker

Thursday 1 June 2017

Snainton Village Hall

Former club member and secretary Sue Harker made a welcome return to see us in our new venue. Sue has stepped back from club activities in the last year due to family commitments, but is still demonstrating, giving lessons, and producing her excellent and imaginative work.

Sadly due to family illness I was unable to attend the meeting, so I do not have a commentary on the demonstration. The photos below were kindly provided by Gordon Malan. Any details from any club member welcome.

Off centre candlestick

Sue Harker

Setting up the blank. The subject for the evening was an off-centre candlestick

Turning a candlestick

The early stages of turning - centred rather than off-centred

Turning a candlestick

Second half turned

Off centre turned candlestick

Mounting on first off centre position

Off centre turned candlestick

Second off centre.

Off centre candlestick

Off centre turning

Off centre candlestick

Both off centre cuts made

Off centre turned candlestick

The stem finished

Off centre turned candlestick

Shaping the base with a join to the stem

Off centre turned candlestick

The underside of the base

Off centre turned candlestick

Checking the fit of the stem to the base

Off centre turned candlestick

The finished candlestick

Remote controlled socket

Presumably Sue gave a hint about the value of remote switches in the workshop - they sav leaning over machinery to switch on and off. A note from personal experience - the ones I have in my workshop turn themselves on if there is a mains power outage. I have gone into my shed after a power cut to find the extractor fans in full flow, or more seriously in winter the heater!

A few pictures of members' turning and Sue Harker's exhibits

Wooden bowl

Bowl by John Whiteley

Sue Harker woodturning

Display of Sue Harker's work

Natural edge hollow form

Natural edge hollow form

Pierced and decorated bowl

Piercing and pyrography by Brian Wrigglesworth

Sue Harker woodturning

Display of Sue Harker's work

Pierced and decorated vase

Delicate pierced vase by Brian Wrigglesworth

Pierced and decorated bowl

Piercing and pyrography by Brian Wrigglesworth

Sue Harker woodturning

Display of Sue Harker's work

Pierced and decorated vase

Delicate pierced vase by Brian Wrigglesworth

Desk tidy

Desk tidy by Keith Nellis

Burr platter

Burr platter by Keith Nellis