Bill McDonald opened his workshop to all club members interested in learning more about making segmented bowls.
Everyone in the club knows that Bill rarely works on “flat wood” projects, he spends most of his time turning. So, I was surprised to walk away from this workshop with some great ideas for a couple of different jigs for my table saw. I’m not going to tell you what they were, you’ll have to ask Bill yourself. Hint, remind him about the cutoff jig he made – it’s simple and very cool.
What a fabulous way to spend a half a day at this workshop. I walked away with a bunch of clever, creative tips for maximizing space and reducing that constant rumbling noise from a dust collection system that I will certainly be adding to my own workshop.
Bill graciously provided refreshments, and a whole lot of knowledge about the process of making these bowls. The Tips & Tricks will save me from making a bunch of scrap wood in the process of trying to produce something that looks even semi-close to what this guy produces on his lathe.
BTW – Bill will be providing another mentor workshop in the next coming months (before summer hits) and this one will be more for people that have a bunch less experience in turning. He has offered to share a bunch of his “starter level” tips & tricks. Members who are interested in attending should sign up here for more information as soon as it becomes available. THIS EVENT IS LIMITED MEMBERS ONLY