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Vive le Bédane! September’s Saturdaydemowas a treat. Yann Marot showed us how to use the French woodturner’s everyday workhorse chisel, the bédane.
Yann gave an excellent demo that started with basic turning techniques by creating beads and coves; then proceeding to make a spatula, and ending with his classic rope bowl. A deft user of the skew (and the bédane, of course), he showed complete mastery of the tools, but at the same time stressed the need for flowing design. The use of continuous curves was prominent in all his work.
A professional woodturning teacher in France, he was very free with his advice and tips.
Dublin Chapter visit Glenn Lucas. On the 29th August a group of turners visited the workshop of Glenn Lucas for the day in County Carlow. In the morning Glenn showed us the making of a plate, and in the afternoon, a bowl - including the coring out of a typical bowl blank. After an excellent lunch break, we had a talk on the sources of wood for a production turner, and Glenn talked about his drying kiln.
As expected, Glenn was a good demonstrator who gave freely of information and advice - he had many stories thrown in as well.
Mount Leinster was our backdrop and the the sun shone and the Lucas family showed us great hospitality. Thanks also to the people who organised the day from the Chapter side.