Turning a Lamp Shade

Recorded: 
2018
Event: 
Turning Symposium 2018
Topics: 
Woodturning
Presenter: 
Peter Bloch

Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers
Ninth New England Woodturning Symposium

Saturday May 12, 2018
Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH


Peter Bloch
Making Translucent Wood Lampshades

The demonstration will be focused on the techniques, materials and aesthetics of making translucent wood lampshades on the lathe. My largest shades start as 250 pound chunks of Aspen, and end up under a pound and only a tenth inch thick. Lampshades are a niche aspect of woodturning, but I will extrapolate to show how these techniques and forms can be used to help with other projects relating to end-grain hollowing, thin-wall work, and reducing vibration.