Regular Meeting, In Person - John Beaver: Wave Bowls
July 28, 2021 –
The regular monthly meeting of OPCAAW will feature a remote video demonstration by California woodturner John Beaver on creating Wave bowls.
John will show two different ways to make his signature wave vessels. For the first piece, John will take a block of wood, cut it apart, add a contrasting wood to create the wave and show you how to put it back together keeping the grain aligned. The second piece will be a protruding wave bowl from a rough turned bowl. For this piece John will use his custom jig to cut a turned bowl into pieces.
John will show you safe ways to cut a round bowl on a bandsaw with almost any angle, and put it back together keeping the walls and grain aligned perfectly. You will learn how to bend wood in a microwave oven. You will learn how to precisely turn a bowl smaller keeping the proportions exact.
As John worked to master lathe technique, he found himself wanting to give his pieces a little more life by adding movement and energy to the form. He was inspired to bring the motion and rhythm of the waves to turned objects. The exploration of that concept led to the “wavy” design which is still the core element of his work today.
This meeting marks OPCAAW's return to in-person events.
Doors of the school will open for social hour and sign in at 5:30. President Brad Stave will make club announcements starting at 6:30, followed by Show & Tell and the wood auction. Beaver's video demonstration will begin thereafter.