Doug Wilson | Published on 6/24/2020
The program for the evening was presented by Brian Newell on the topic of hollow forms. As an aid, Newell used segments of two John Jordan videos to demonstrate the use of a very long and heavy turning tool as well as the importance of grain orientation. Jordan is an internationally-known turner from Nashville, TN.
Newell spoke at considerable length regarding his perspectives on grain direction and wood variety as well as the need for tools that moderate the amount of torque or leverage that is experienced by a turner when operating tools through small openings and at considerable depth. He demonstrated one of his favorite hollowing tools, one designed by Rolly Munro of Wellington, New Zealand. Munro is internationally-known for his turning expertise and tool design. At the conclusion of his program, Newell encouraged members to try his Munro hollowing tool.