Coming Up

December 2021

Photography for Woodturners - David Delker

David Delker will present Photography for Woodturners at our December 18 meeting. His demonstration will include equipment selection, lighting, composition, and some of the technical stuff involved in taking good photos. David will focus (pun intended) not only on how to photograph completed woodturning projects, but also on how to take “process photos” of projects on and off the lathe to document your work. He is  anxious to share with you my passion for two of my favorite hobbies (woodturning and photography)!

January 2022

IRD Guest Woodturner - Rudy Lopez

We will be turning a thin stem natural edge  goblet  from a  green  limb  approximately 1 1⁄2” – 2 1⁄2 ”dia. I will show attendees the simple techniques I use to easily turn a thin stem natural edge goblet from a green limb using mostly a 1/2″ or 5/8″ side ground bowl gouge. I will explain limb selection, pith orientation, different techniques used for stabilizing thin stems, the use and sharpening of Negative Rake scrapers and drying to help avoid cracking.

This is for paid participants only.  As with previous National Level Demonstrators, there will be a $10 fee for Flint Hills Woodturners members and $15 for non-members. You may pay by a check mailed to Ross I. Hirst, 6742 SW Finsbury Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66614. Also you may pay by PayPal to Flint Hills Woodturners.