June 2021 Club Demonstration
Our own club member, Tom Boley, continuing our series ” Back To Basics”. This series will explore the foundational basics needed to become more proficient in the art of wood turning. Whether you are a seasoned turner or a beginner you will be refreshed in your knowledge or you will be taught something new.
The Second in the series will be a demonstration about sharpening. Sharpening is foundational to being successful as a woodturner. The demonstration will show you ways to sharpen your tools and some of the equipment needed.
May 2021 Club Demonstration
Our own club member, Steve Hougham, will be introducing us to resin casting. In the demonstration he will discuss what equipment and tools are needed to get you started. Resin casting and having resin as a part of the woodturning is now becoming a very popular subset within woodturning.
April 2021 Club Demonstration
Our own club member Steve Bietau will be introducing a new demonstration series ” Back To Basics”. This series will explore the foundational basics needed to become more proficient in the art of wood turning. Whether you are a seasoned turner or a beginner you will be refreshed in your knowledge or you will be taught something new.
The first in the series will be a demonstration about spindle turning. Spindle turning is where the wood is held between centers on the lathe. Examples are chair and table legs and candle holders. Many of the foundational tool movements are learned when perfecting your spindle turning skills.
March 2021 Club Demonstration
The March demo will be of three items more suitable for woodworkers who also happen to be woodturners but need to produce something with a “round” element. One is a table leg. But not just a table leg. The demo will be about making the second table leg. The first one is easy. Make it look like whatever you want. But the SECOND leg, and the third, and fourth, need to look like the first one. I’ll show you how to do that. The next item is a grommet for a cable port in a desk, table, or stereo cabinet. Does anyone actually still make “stereo cabinets” anymore? But there are reasons to make grommets to soften the edges of holes through panels so cables are not chafed over time by the sharp edges. But that is not why I usually make them. The third item is a rosette. In many older homes, the trim around doors and windows is not mitered at the corners but butts up against a square block called a rosette, so named because of the round pattern turned in the center of it as a decoration. If you live in one of those older homes with rosettes in the corners of your window or door frames, you may need to know how to replicate them sometime. These items aren’t going to make you any money at a craft show but if a neighbor or friend says, “You’re a woodturner! Can you make me a set of _____________?”, you’ll know how.
February 2021 Demonstration
The February demonstration will be John’s inspired wave bowl. The demonstration is packed with all his tips, tricks, jigs and methods for successfully making a wave bowl.
January 2021 Demonstration
The demonstration this month will be about turning peppermills. Peppermills make a great gift to family and friends. I find it especially unique as a wedding gift. There are many different peppermill mechanisms available these days. In this demo we’ll talk about some of those options and the ones that I have found reliable over the years. A peppermill does not have to be a difficult project. Actually, once you get past the initial concerns of drilling, it is actually a great beginner project. By the end of this demo, you’ll under-stand that anyone new or experienced can turn a peppermill.