Report on our meeting 27-10-2022. Managed by John Ruickbie.
Our meeting this week on Thursday 27th October was managed by John Ruickbie, John did this presentation as a solo event, his theme for the presentation was how to make Staved Construction items, in lay mans terms how to make use of Barrel making techniques in woodturning. There wouldn’t be a lot of turning in this presentation as most of what John put forward was more to do with how to construct an item for turning that used Staved Construction methods.
John brought along a few finished items he had made using the Staved Construction method, he also brought along a lot of bits of in progress examples showing just exactly how to make up the Staves and how to assemble them. He went into great detail on how to cut the Staves accurately and explained his method for assembly, this also included a lot of information on the correct adhesive to use and the reasons for doing so, his clamping methods were also demonstrated, these were mainly down to the use of cable ties, John explained that the glued assembly didn’t need a great deal of pressure as long as the joints were very accurate, and for this he would always do a trial piece first as a dry run just to see the joints all lined up accurately both on the outer face and the inner face.
I took a few pictures during John’s presentation, here are those pictures I hope they give you a better insight into just how Stave Construction is achieved.
That completes John’s presentation, we hope you found it interesting and informative, John has offered to help anyone who wishes to take up Staved Construction on a one to one basis.
The members were very happy with John’s presentation and afforded him a rousing round of applause, he was also thanked by the club for his presentation.
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