Alan Stirt: Woodturner, Artist and Teacher

Student Resources

Here are some files (in .pdf format) which students find useful.

pdf icon Circle divided into 36 segments. (76 KB) This can be used as a template to divide a bowl into 36 equal segments.  Print the image.  Cut out the circle & tack it to a piece of plywood.  Use the segments to mark the plywood.  The lines from the center to the segment marks can extend as long as you like to create a divided circle of any size.

 

pdf icon Circle divided into 48 segments. (78 KB) This can be used as a template to divide a bowl into 48 equal segments.  Print the image.  Cut out the circle & tack it to a piece of plywood.  Use the segments to mark the plywood.  The lines from the center to the segment marks can extend as long as you like to create a divided circle of any size.

 

pdf icon Carving Jig. (19 KB)   This is a quick & lightweight version of a carving jig I use to hold bowl for fluting & other types of carving.  It is designed to be used with 2 lengths of 3/8" diameter threaded rod and 3/8" wing nuts.

 

pdf icon Sources of Supply list.  (23 KB) This is a list of hard to find tools and supplies that I mention in my demos

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pdf icon Tool Shapes. (62 KB) Drawings of my two shear scrapers and my detail gouge.

 

pdf icon Bowl Driver. (31 KB) Drawings of a do-it-yourself bowl driver.  Can used instead of a spur center to allow you to change the axis of a bowl on the lathe.

 

 

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