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Hands-On Class - Liam O'Neill

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Kennedy Heights Art Center - Lindner Annex
6620 Montgomery Road
Kennedy Heights, OH  45213

Nancy Bowman
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Full day of crooked grain container.

This project is designed to stretch your turning ability. The goal is to learn how to take a crooked grain piece of spalted, burled or crotch wood and make a container in which the grain appears to match from lid to base. This is achieved by replacing the wood which is removed by the parting tool when parting off the lid with a piece of contrasting wood. 


Tools required.

( I will help students to regrind so bring the sizes shown)


1 x ½ inch spindle gouge with fingernail bevel for shaping outside 1 x ½ inch spindle gouge with “irish grind” for shaping inside.

1 x 1/8 inch parting tool for separating lid from body. 

1 x 3/8 inch beading and parting tool for turning step on body to take lid.   

1 x 11/2” round heavy duty scraper for skimming the inside curves of lid and body.

1 x ¼ inch spindle gouge for trimming off base.

Chuck: Vicmarc, Nova or Oneway with dovetail jaws.

Sandpaper: I use Carborundum red paper-grit120,180,240,320,400 and 600.

Finish: I use EEE and Shelawax cream.

You may see examples of Liam's work at  Liam O'Neill.


OVWG Learning Center is located at Kennedy Heights Cultural Campus
6620 Montgomery Road, Kennedy Heights, OH  45213 

The entrance to our studio is on the South side of the building, by the loading dock area.

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