Interactive Remote Demonstrations

Interactive Remote Demonstrations (IRD) are not new, they have become a vital way for woodturners around the world to learn and communicate with each other. I have invested heavily in buying good quality equipment, put in many hours learning how to operate the equipment and learned how to demonstrate in what is a radically different environment.
As such I am now able to deliver high quality IRD's which I believe give a superior experience to those attending virtually with the added bonus of being able to access a recording of the event for a short period afterwards.
I offer public IRD's (see below) or you can book me to deliver an IRD to your woodturning club, just contact me for details and prices.

phoca thumb l phil platter 7I enjoy making this style of bowl for numerous reasons, I feel they impart a far greater sense of where the material comes from.
Being a slice cut from a log, the ends are left square with the edges straight from the chainsaw and they have at least two natural edges, the outside of the tree. They can also be cut from crotches and have multiple cut ends, crotch bowls often have spectacular figure in them.

Technically they are far more challenging than a standard round bowl, the cut edges are very unforgiving both physically and visually.

Physically, you need to be very aware not to allow any body parts within the arc of the corners, you also have to be very accurate and sensitive with your tooling.

Visually, the cut edges very clearly show any inaccuracies in the wall thickness, this becomes very apparent at the tips where it is all to easy to remove too much material. I like to keep the same thickness from the tip to the centre of the bowl.

Date: Thursday 28th January 2021 7pm GMT


About Phil Irons

Born in Australia, Phil is an Award winning woodturner best known for his coloured vessels and hollow forms.

He is a member of the AAW and the AWGB and a Registered Professional Turner.