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April 2006 Program

Larry Roberts :
“Turning a Natural Edged Mesquite Bowl”

Larry Roberts demonstrated his techniques for turning a large natural edged bowl using mesquite wood.  This included selecting wood suitable for the purpose, mounting it on the lathe in order to achieve balanced edges, how to quickly and solidly secure it to the lathe spindle, turning a tenon for mounting the bowl on a scroll chuck, turning techniques for the outside, securing the bark to the rim of the bowl, and hollowing the interior.  He also discussed sanding and finishing and design elements to achieve a balanced and appealing design.  Larry Roberts has been turning wood for approximately fifty years and is the founder of the Woodturners of North Texas.

Updated June 17, 2006

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