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May Club Meeting and Torus Vase Demo with Craig Timmerman
May 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
May 20th @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Demonstrator: Craig Timmerman
Subject: Turning a Torus Vase
Craig Timmerman is a full-time artist and production woodturner living in Austin, TX. He is a nationally-known woodturner and gives demonstrations and woodturning instruction. He picked up woodturning in 1998 when he took a weekend class at a local store. After that weekend the wood working equipment in his shop ceased to be used for anything except woodturning. He has now expanded into using bent lamination (the process of gluing of thin strips of wood and bending them under pressure over a form) to augment his turnings and to produce new and exciting pieces.
In geometry, a torus is a surface of revolution generated by revolving a circle in three dimensional space about an axis coplanar with the circle, which does not touch the circle–or in simple terms, a torus is a doughnut or inner tube shape. In this demo I go through the steps of turning a torus-shaped vase, approximately 7″ in diameter. The vase is turned on two different axes and has a test tube insert. I can optionally demo a wall-mounted version, which is a true torus shape.