Michael Aguire

Michael Alguire is a native New Mexican, born in Albuquerque. He began his woodturning hobby in 2013 making pens and small wooden ornaments. His passion has grown and his art has flourished to intricate wood turned hollow forms, including bowls, vases and abstract art pieces like basket illusions and more intricate pieces called “Wheels of Delicacy.”

Scrap Latching

Michael Alguire - Oak Burl Hollow Form

Most people don’t turn crappy wood or wood with huge voids, mostly because it ends with the piece blowing up or falling apart.

I’ve tried various things, but none really worked well for me, Until I came up with an idea … Scrap Latching.

In this demo I’ll explain Scrap Latching and demonstrate its effectiveness.

Michael Alguire - Strap Latching