Lynne Yamaguchi Demo by Ron Lindsay
Lynne demonstrated her special techniques at the all-day demo at the Levi Mize shop for our 26 April 2008 meeting. She lives in the Tucson Arizona area.
· Use dry wood to avoid dealing with warping - during and after turning.
· Don’t try to turn a thin wing after you notice it begins to flex.
· Turn broken surfaces at high speed (2000 rpm or faster).
· Use negative rake scrapers (e.g., bedan tool or skew chisel) and negative rake shear scrapers. Scraper included angle from 40-70 degrees.
· Use two illumination lights, one on each side.
· A screw chuck (e.g., Glaser chuck) will hold work securely.
· When finishing bottom, center work between centers using hand pressure to find center.
· On a winged form, conical (straight), concave, or convex sides will give different effect to the wings.
Her website (www.lynneyamaguchi.com) has a write-up called Turning Air that describes her process for square winged forms. Look under Other links > Articles.
Photos of the Yamaguchi Demo
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