Ron Pouliot
Using the OneWay Bowl Coring System

This demonstration will discuss...

  • Benefits of coring to turn what would be useless shavings into bowls
  • Available cutters
  • Availability of systems for different lathe sizes
  • How to setup the Oneway coring knives and support fingers 
  • How to sharpen the cutters
  • Availability of carbide cutters
  • Using the system to get 3 to 4 bowls from one blank 

In the year 2000 Ron learned woodturning by taking classes at the Homestead School in Newmarket NH. The class consisted of spindle turning and faceplate (bowl) turning.  After the class, Ron’s attention turned primarily to bowl turning and has become his favorite form of woodworking

Ron continues to create items off the lathe that includes bowls, peppermills, wine stoppers, letter openers, lidded boxes, pens and handles for ice cream scoops and screwdrivers.  Although some of the bowls are made from exotic woods like Olive, Tulipwood, Cocobolo, Kingwood, Ebony, domestic woods such as Cherry, Maple, Basswood, Ash, and Walnut comprise the bulk of what he uses with cherry being his favorite. 

Ron applied his prior experience as a former math teacher and his knowledge of bowl turning into teaching at the Rockler Wood Working Store in Salem NH.  In the 12 years he’s been teaching there, he has taught many students how to turn bowls from wet and dry wood.  He offers classes in basic bowl turning, bowl turning using chucks, turning a natural edge bowl, and turning a board (1” x 9”) into a bowl. In addition to bowls, he has also taught a class in making a peppermill and lidded boxes

Ron has also been a regular demonstrator in the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers tent at the League of New Hampshire Craft shows in Sunapee NH.  Since volunteering for the first time in 2001, he has spent two to three days each year demonstrating and getting people interested in woodturning.