March 31, 2017

How I learned Woodturning: How to Advance your Work - Ric Erkes

My how time flies.  It seems that just a few, short weeks ago we met … of wait, we did.😉  Well, for the record, our next meeting is Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 PM. As usual, we’ll be meeting at Hunter House*.  Come early to enjoy some conversation with fellow turners.

Our demonstrator this month is Ric Erkes.  Rick will be talking about what he’s learned in almost twenty years of turning.   His primary goal is to share thoughts on tools/accessories that work versus those that are a waste of money.  He’ll discuss simple jigs that you can make that save time and money and he’ll spend time showing how to effectively use a bowl gouge. Ric will also talk about how he sand bowls versus vases and the simple finish that he applies.  Time permitting, he'll show some simple techniques for fluting, chattermarking, and carving.  In one word the demo is all about ideas.

Please bring those items in your shops you no longer need/use (wood, tools, jigs, blanks, etc.) to share with others via the raffle.  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  For each item you donate to the raffle (up to three), we’ll give you an extra ticket.

We would love to see what you have been working on.  Please bring your recent turnings and let us know how you made and finished them.

If you have made any Beads of Courage bowls, bring them with yours well.

Hope to see y’all there,

Cheers,

John Walsh

Location:
* Hunter House is located at 13428 Providence Rd., Weddington.  It is an old farm house; the house is just north of Weddington.  Park in the front yard. If using a GPS, substitute Matthews for Weddington.


March 1, 2017

Finishing: The Final and Perhaps Most Important Part of Woodturning

  My how time flies!  It seems as though  I was writing just a mere month ago to … oh, wait!  I was writing a month ago.  😉

  This month's meeting will be on Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30 PM; we'll meet at Hunter House.  Come early to help set up and have a chat with fellow turners. Our program for this month is Finishing.  John Walsh and Bruce Lacy will demonstrate various methods for finishing turned objects.  Proper finishing is key to successfully completing a turning and could mean the difference between a nice bowl and an object d’art.  


  If you have any items taking up space in your shop and you would like to donate it to the raffle, please bring it along.  For each item (up to three) that you donate to the raffle, we’ll give you an extra raffle tickets.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  

  If you have recently made something, bring it along as well and place it on the Show-n-Tell table.  You can then tell us how  you made it.

   One other item we’ll discuss is the new Club Bylaws.  We will explain them to you and point you to a link on our website where you can review them over the next few weeks.  During this time, we would like to hear from you if you have any comments, suggestions or recommended changes.  Once we have your input, we will once again publish the draft bylaws and will vote during the April meeting to accept or reject them.

  A reminder:  We’re going to be attending the Union County Heritage Festival on April 22.  The festival will be held at the Union County Agricultural Center, 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112.  We’ll set up between 7:00 AM and 9AM and will turn until 5:00 PM.  Well need several volunteers to man the lathes and chat with festival goers.  A sign-up sheet will be passed around at the meeting.

  As usual, guests are alway welcome at our meeting - no experience necessary.

  If you have any finished Bowls of Courage, please bring them along. 

February 1, 2017

February 7. 6:30 PM Chips and Creativity to Spare with Jack Reyome

Hi there, Woodturners.  Our next meeting is less than a week away.  We’ll be meeting at Hunter House on Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30 PM.  Come early to share your stories with other tuners and enjoy a cup of coffee or a soft drink before the meeting.

This month, Jack Reyome will be demonstrating a process by which you can take a not so pretty piece of wood and change it’s look completely with copper and gold leaf.  Jack will go over the steps from beginning to end.  If you have some “Plain Jane” (or is that Plain Grain?) wood you want to make a bowl, vase, platter or other turning from and you want it to look spectacular, then this demo is for you.
Jacks Creativity on Display


We’ll also be holding the raffle and the show-n-tell session as usual.  If you have any wood working/turning items you no longer need or use or spare wood laying about, donate them to the raffle.  For each item you donate (up to three), we’ll give you one extra raffle ticket.  Bring your latest turnings to dazzle us and describe how you made and finished them.

Jim Bellina, a long time member, is cleaning out his shop and has donated some of his no longer used tools and supplies to the club.  We plan to dispose of them by selling, auctioning and/or raffling them to raise money for the Treasury.  Rick will provide more details at the meeting.  An inventory of Jim’s donations is in the attachment.  A big thanks to Jim.

We have been hosting the middle schoolers from Omni Montessori School and teaching them the basics of woodturning.  We have two more sessions with them — February 6 and 13 — and could use some help teaching and mentoring these youngsters.  If you have the time, we’ll start at 8:30 AM and go to 10:30 AM on those two days.

We’re also going to be attending the Union County Heritage Festival on April 22.  The festival will be held at the Union County Agricultural Center, 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112.  We’ll set up between 7:00 AM and 9AM and will turn until 5:00 PM.  Well need several volunteers to man the lathes and chat with festival goers.  A sign-up sheet will be passed around at the meeting.

Please also reserve May 20 and 21 for the Waxhaw Art Kaleidoscope festival in downtown Waxhaw.  We’ll provide more details as we get them.

Cheers,

jpw

January 19, 2017

Bottom Feeder Tool for Bowls......

   Well, there is always something new it seems. Well maybe only to yours truly.......

   We found a tool last Winter that has been named Bottom Feeder by Frank Johanson of Sarasota. This tools is designed to be able to shape the bottom of a bowl -large or small-  with minimum fuss in sanding it afterwards.
     When we turn an end  grain bowl there always seems to be those two spots on opposite sides of the bowl where the grain is not cut just right. Thus we end up starting to sand with 80 or even 60 grit and it takes forever to get it smooth enough to look good.

    Now Frank had this tool designed, resharpened, and repositioned and tested.

                                      IT WORKS!

Now grind off the "heel" a bit....


                                                                   Then a tiny portion of the point is sharpened to a 75 degree angle
         The Bottom Feeder is Born!!!!____

The tool is then 
presented to the bottom of the bowl with the open (Groove) up and a slight angle to the left. Only the 75 degree portion is in touch with the wood.  The heel is removed to allow the first angle to be used to carefully cut as needed. You may find a different angle will work best for you but I assure it is great tool. 

When one practices several times it will bring up a very very nice smooth bowl bottom with a good smooth surface.  Maybe some 240 grit followed by 400 and such. Saves on purchasing all that 60 grit abrasive! (I know you like Klingspor but not that much!)

It is wonderful.
Yours truly has tested it and WHOA! it works. 

This works well using a tool like a 1/2" spindle or  1/2" detail gouge. Re-sharpen as above and get ready for brilliant bowl work with minimal sanding required.

This is free just for being a Member of the Waxhaw Woodturners Club (courtesy of Frank Johanson of course).


-presented by Moe Gingrich



PS.    A group of hens (or female chickens) is called a brood, and a group of baby chicks is called a clutch. However a group of eagles is referred to as a convocation.

December 31, 2016

Happy New Year to all Chipmakers:New Meeting Jan 3, 2017 with Sir Bruce Lacey

Happy Holidays and Joyous New Year to everyone. 

   Our first meeting of 2017 is almost upon us.  We’ll meet at Hunter House on Tuesday, January 3 at 6:30 PM.  Come early to share your turning, hunting, holiday cooking or automotive repair experiences with other turners.

   This month, Bruce Lacey will be demonstrating the proper techniques for sharpening lathe tools.  We’ll have at least two sharpening stations available for those who wish to sharpen their tools — with Bruce’s critical eye looking on. He is an excellent teacher and demonstrator.
 
 So, bring those dull tools or tools you really don’t know how to sharpen and you’ll leave with tools so sharp you’ll be able to shave the beard off a goat.
Lichtenberg Figures-courtesy of Moe Gingrich
   We’ll be doing the standard raffle and show and tell.  If you have any items you would like to donate to the raffle (extra wood laying about your shop taking up valuable space, tools you have no clue what they do, spare gouges, etc.), please bring them along and you’ll receive one additional raffle ticket for each item (up to three).  We would also like to see those unique items you’ve created over the past few months.  So bring them along as well and let everyone know how you made and finished them.

   Please welcome and congratulate our new officers (or share condolences as the case may be)

President:      Rick Erexson
Vice Presiden:  Kimberly Bass
Secretary:      John Walsh
Treasurer:      Gary Janes
Director:       Joe Giannina 
Director:       Bob Meunier

   We’ll be hosting the middle school kids from Omni Montessori School once again.  We’ll be teaching them the basics of woodturning including safety around the lathe, tool sharpening and spindle turning.  We have  a few volunteers to help teach and monitor the classes but we need a few more folks to help out as well.  If you have some spare time on Monday mornings in January (9, 23, 30) and/or February (6, 13), please let us know.  I will have a sign-up sheet at the meeting with the dates highlighted where we need the most help.  

  If you have any finished Bowls of Courage, please bring them along.  I will be going to the Hemby Children's Hospital on February 1 to deliver the bowls I now have.

  I hope to see y’all on the 3rd,

  Cheers

  John Walsh

December 11, 2016

New Officers: All ready for a new Year of Inspiration

   We have completed the Elections for a New Year of Inspiration for all of Waxhaw Woodturners. New blood, ideas, leadership and more.
 
   Congratulations to our New Board Members and Officers. We look forward to a real great year ahead. There will be new Demonstrators, New Ideas, Techniques, and of course completely new projects ahead. 
 
  And that is exactly what we need. We all need to have something to push us to give us the courage to try something new. Perhaps an airbrush, or a piercing tool, or a threading method for those boxes we all have made so nicely with friction fitting lids. Maybe some carving to enhance a bowl? How about some sand blasting? 
 
 
   SO for those of you who missed our meeting on Tuesday evening, may I present to you our new Officers and Board:

President:   Rick Erexson
Vice President:  Kimberly Bass
Secretary:   John Walsh
Treasurer:   Gary Janes
Director:    Joe Giannina 
Director:    Bob Meunier

Please feel free to offer them your heartfelt congratulations and offers of assistance as needed.

Cheers,

jpw 
____________________
 
  A big hearty Thank you to John Walsh who has guided us thru some new paths, change of venue, many new members, and new ways to advance our collective creative expressions. 
  Looking forward, we can see a big improvement in the last two years and the next few years. It is exciting to attempt to visualize the next horizon and projects ahead. 
 
  Congratulations to all the new Board and Officers. This a real boost to many many Woodturners and new members coming up.
 
Put your creativity Hats on. Hang on to your seats. 
 
   2017 is coming around the corner! 



                                             Carvings by Rex Kenyon

September 28, 2016

Bowl Basics_ Lets Hollow it Out -October 4, Tuesday 6:30 PM

   October is upon us for sure. Ready for some bowl basics?  Come by and ask all the questions you can think of. We will attempt to answer every question.
Remember, there are no questions that are too basic. We ALL started out with little or no knowledge of woodturning.
Walnut with scalloped edge - Moe Gingerich

Bowl basics will include
  • Mounting blanks
  • Wet or dry wood?
  • How thin do we make the side wall?
  • Face plate mounting
  • Between centers
  • Use of chucks
  • Large jaws
  • Vacuum chucks
  • Sanding
  • Finishing
  • Polishing
  • Tools to use
  Tuesday Oct. 4 at 6:30 PM

Come by a bit early for a cuppa.  And visiting, sharing ideas, and overall gossiping.
 *Remember parking is still free if you come early enough. John won't be at the gate
so you can slip in when he's not looking. And if you leave there no earlier than 8:30 there will be no Exit charge.

Bring an extra tool, or nice piece of wood you can share.Or something else of value....

Our famous WWT Raffle will again have some great finds.  Sir John, or fearless leader will inspire you to do something creative.

Where: The Hunter House, 13428 Providence Rd, Matthews, NC

Come with your brains engaged.

Dates to remember: Waxhaw Fall Festival on Oct. 8 and 9
                               ALL About Wood, Hunter Farms, Oct 22. Demo and sell your articles and bowls: Four Lathes to operate

Be there or be square.......

October 22 @ Hunter Farms Fall Festival- ALL ABOUT WOOD

Folks,

Nancy Anderson called me today and would like us to put on a demo on October 22 (Saturday) for one of Hunter Farms' fall festivities.  The theme is All About Wood.  She would like us to bring a couple of lathes and turn some items and discuss different species of wood with the attendees (what we like, characteristics, etc.). We can also bring items we've made to sell.

Nancy is also going to try to get other demonstrators:  a local furniture maker and (hopefully) someone with a portable saw mill.

There will also be food for sale.

We'll discuss this more at next Tuesday's meeting (Oct 4) but we'll need at least four folks to properly man (or lady) the lathes and chat with the spectators. 

John Walsh, President
Waxhaw Woodturners

August 23, 2016

CARL JACOBSEN Demo- SEPT 6 -Well Worth Your Attendance

      Diffferent location: Read Below:

   Well, it is almost time again for another meeting.  We will be meeting on Tuesday, September 6 at 6:30 PM.  However, for this iteration we will NOT be meeting at our usual venue.  We will be meeting in Sun City, SC at Joe Giannina’s shop.  Because of a lack of parking at Joe’s place, he is asking that we all park at the Sun City Wood Shop and he will shuttle us to/from the meeting. Directions to the shop are in the attachment.  Car pooling is encouraged.

    Why are we doing this?  We have scheduled a remote session with Carl Jacobson of YouTube fame using Google Hangout technology.  From his shop in Oregon, Carl will demonstrate the basics of spindle turning as part of our ‘back to basics’ program.  There is ample room in Joe’s garage for us to watch the demo, but there is no seating so y’all must bring your own chairs.  I will bring some chairs from Hunter House, but to make sure we have enough seating, it is advisable to bring your own.   If you are planning to attend, please let me know ASAP.


   CARL JACOBSEN
Many Demos have been presented by this very good woodturner

   You will be able to ask Carl questions during the demo, so if you have questions about the techniques Carl is going to demonstrate don’t be shy.

   As usual, we will be holding a raffle and a show-n-tell of your recent works.  If you have any turning-related items or wood you would like to donate to the raffle please bring it with you.  Tickets are $1.00/ea. or 6/$5.00.  For each item you donate to the raffle (up to three) you’ll receive an extra raffle ticket on the house.  After the raffle is over, we’ll throw all the tickets in the hopper and draw for the Turner of the Month prize.

   If a lot of folks do a little work the club can grow.  On the other hand, if only a few folks do a lot of the work the club will grow stagnant and those folks will likely burn out.  So, to prevent the latter from happening here’s a reminder about the leadership opportunities for WWT: it is not too early to start thinking about becoming an officer or board member of WWT.  Elections will be held at the end of the year for 2017 and will include the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and board member(s).  If you are interested in serving, contact Moe Gingerich, Ed Trevillian, Dave McKeithan or myself.  You will be amply rewarded for your service.
   If you have any Beads of Courage boxes ready, please bring them with you so we can get them to the kids at Hemby Children’s Hospital.

John Walsh
President Waxhaw Woodturners Club

   -Remember there never has been anything in the criminal code of North Carolina about making wood chips or sanding dust. You are very very free to make as many bowl, vases, lidded boxes, and Beads of Courage boxes as you like! The Constitution of the US also does not forbid your free expression of artwork on the lathe and in the shop. Be Inspired.


July 21, 2016

Bruce Lacy-Our Favorite! 8/2/2016 Some Great Basics for ALL of US

  Well folks, it’s almost that time again.  We’re going to get together on Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30 PM.  We’ll be meeting at the usual hangout place — Hunter House on Providence Road in Weddington*.  As I noted last month, we are going to start a “Back to Basics” series of demonstrations.  This month, Bruce Lacy will be showing us how to make a box on the lathe.  He’ll be going over how to select the right blank, how to dimension the box and lid, the tools to use and his techniques for shaping and hollowing.  This should be a really great demo.

  In the coming months we’ll be exploring other topics in the Back to Basics series:  spindle turning, bowl turning, small ornament/gift turnings and other demos.  In fact, next month we will have a special program — Carl Jacobson of YouTube fame will be demonstrating spindle techniques.  He’ll be joining us remotely for this demo.  More info and details to come.  Stay tuned.

  Don’t forget to bring items you no longer need - wood, tools, blanks, etc. - to donate to the raffle.  For every item you donate (up to three), you’ll be given an extra raffle ticket.  Tickets are $1/ea. or 6 for $5.  After the raffle is over, we’ll throw all the tickets in the hopper and draw for the Turner of the Month prize.

  Come early to the meeting to share your turning stories with fellow turners and have a cup-o'-Joe or a soft drink and bring your latest turnings to share with everyone during the Show-N-Tell portion of the meeting.

  And here’s a reminder about the leadership opportunities for WWT: it is not too early to start thinking about becoming an officer or board member of WWT.  Elections will be held at the end of the year for 2017 and will include the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and board member(s).  If you are interested in serving, contact Moe Gingerich, Ed Trevillian, Dave McKeithan or myself.  You will be amply rewarded for your service.


*Hunter House is located at 13428 Providence Road in Weddington (Use Matthews as the city if using a GPS).

June 29, 2016

July 5,2016 Special Dueling Demonstration-How to Hollow

  It's almost that time again.  We will be meeting on Tuesday, July 5 at 6:30 PM.  As per usual, Hunter House is the venue. 

  This time we'll be entertained by the duo of Rick Erexson and Gary Janes who will discuss and demonstrate their shop-made hollowing rig.  This demo should be a really useful one as we'll be able to see how an inexpensive hollowing rig can be made in our own shops.

  In addition to the demo, we'll be holding a raffle of woodturning-related items. Tickets  are $1 each or 6 for $5).  If you have any items you wish to donate to the raffle, I'll chip in an extra raffle ticket for each item you donate - up to three items.

  Following the raffle we'll draw for the Turner of the Month item.

  Guests are more than welcome; no experience necessary.

  Come a few minutes early and enjoy conversation with fellow turners as well as a cup of coffee or a soft drink.

  For newer folks, Hunter House is located at 13428 Providence Road in Weddington, NC.  If using a GPS, use Matthews as the town.  It is about three miles south of I-485, Exit 57.

  Starting in August, our demos will be featuring a "Back to Basics" theme.  We'll be discussing the tried and true methods of turning bowls, boxes, spindles and other items.  If you are new to turning, or just want to brush up on your techniques, these demos are right up your alley.

  If you would like to be part of the Back to Basics demo team, let me know and we can work you into the rotation.  We're especially looking for someone to demo spindle techniques.

See you on the 5th.

Cheers,

John P. Walsh
President Waxhaw Woodturners

May 29, 2016

VACCUM CHUCKS: What Works & What Does Not: Joe Giannina 6/7/16



   Hey there, WWTers.  In just two short weeks we'll once again gather at Hunter House at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, June 7 for our monthly meeting.  This month, Joe Giannina will demonstrate vacuum chucking and all the ins and outs of using these systems.  Don't miss this opportunity to investigate an alternative work holding method.  This is especially relevant to those who have problems finishing the bottom of work pieces.




                               
  We'll also be doing the normal things once again:  Show-n-Tell, Raffle (tickets $1.00 each or six for $5.00) and Turner of the Month drawing.  If you have any excess turning tools or accessories or wood you cannot use, donate them to the raffle.  For each item (up to three) that you donate, you'll receive one extra raffle ticket.

  Come early to partake in a cup of coffee or a soft drink and share your Woodturning stories with fellow turners.

  Guests are always welcome.  If you know anyone interested in turning or learning to turn, bring them along.

   We're seeking demonstrators for the months of August through December. Remember, this is your club, so please don't hesitate to step up to volunteer to show us how turn your favorite items, demonstrate a new technique or show us how unique tools or jigs work.

   Finally, don't forget to put Saturday, June 18 on your calendar.  We'll be turning Beads of Courage bowls for kids undergoing serious medical procedures. We'll start about 9:00 AM and hope to finish up around lunch time or shortly thereafter.  Bring your best bowl gouges and finishing materials.  We'll supply the coffee ☕️, doughnuts and bananas .  This is a great opportunity for those who haven't turned a lot of bowls to learn how and to help a child cope with medical procedures.  We'll have more info at the June 7 meeting.

  And finally, finally ... The annual AAW symposium in Atlanta starts Thursday, June 9 and runs through Sunday noon.  Let me know if you plan to be three so we might be able to plan a group meal or two.

  I look forward to seeing y'all on the 7th.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers,

John Walsh

April 26, 2016

May 3, 2016 Tuesday Evening: Fratal Lichtenberg Figures on Wood



   Hey there Woodturners.  This month's meeting will be on Tuesday evening, May 3 at 6:30 PM.      We'll meet at Hunter House (13428 Providence Road) in Weddington (if using a GPS enter the town name as Matthews).  

  This month our featured demonstrator - direct from his Winter hiatus in sunny, warm Sarasota, Florida - is Moe Gingerich.  Moe will show us how to decorate turnings using E-L-E-C-T-R-I-C-I-T-Y!  The technique Moe will use is called Lichtenberg Figures or Lichtenberg Fractals.  In a nut shell, attaching probes to a piece of wood and applying an electric charge produces a series of branch-like figures on the surface of the wood.  See the attached photos for examples.  This demo should be one of the more interesting demos of the year so far.





  Come early to the meeting to share your turning stories with fellow turners and have a cup-o'-Joe or a soft drink.

  We'll be holding the raffle as usual.  Tickets are $1.00 each or five for $6.00.  Bring unwanted tools or wood to put on the raffle table and earn an extra raffle ticket for each item you donate.  After the raffle, we'll hold the Turner of the Month drawing.  As a reminder, the Turner of the Month is the person who won the TotM drawing the previous month.  If you win the current drawing, all you need to do is turn a small object of your choice and place in the box for the following month's drawing.

  Additionally, Rick Erexson is going to auction off a Delta Radial Arm saw.  Bidding will likely be via email and will include Waxhaw Woodturners, Souther Piedmont Woodturners and Charlotte Woodworkers.  Profits from the sale will be split between WWT and SPW.  Many thanks to Rick for this.  Rick will provide more details at the meeting -- won't you Rick 😉.

  And don't forget to bring your latest turnings to share with everyone during the Show-N-Tell portion of the meeting.

  We have an upcoming turning event as well this month.  On Saturday, May 7 we will be turning small items, e.g., tops, boxes and honey dippers, for sale to help raise a few bucks for the club.  We'll be at Hunter Farms (next to our meeting location) helping to celebrate the opening of Hunter Farm's strawberry picking season.  We would really like to have as many Waxhaw Woodturners present as possible whether your turning or not.  Bring some of your turnings to sell to the attendees - remember the next day is Mothers' Day so a lot of folks will be looking to those last minute, hard-to-find, unique, hand-made items for Mom.  More details will be available at the meeting and in an upcoming reminder email.

  We are still seeking demonstrators for the months of July through December.  Please share your talents with your fellow turners.  If you are interested, please let Moe or me know.  If you know of someone outside our club who I is interested in doing a demo, please let us know as well.

  And speaking of December, it is not too early to start thinking about becoming an officer or board member of WWT.  Elections will be held at the end of the year for 2017 and will include the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and board member(s).  If you forget about this during the upcoming months, fear not.  We'll be sending our periodic reminders and talking about this in the upcoming meetings.

I hope to see y'all at the meeting on the 3rd.

Cheers,

jpw




March 14, 2016

Threading! Made Simple: Bruce Lacy plus John Walsh- Duelling Jigs April 5

   Threading! Made Simple: Bruce Lacy plus John Walsh-  Duelling Jigs
 
  How often we have wanted to make a nice thread that works. We can chase them by hand and get frustrated when it just doesn't seem to slide as we like. Or get something fancy that seems too expensive. Or come to this demo!

  How and Why will all be answered by the Duelling Jig Demo Team on April 5, 2016  Come out to learn all you need to know. Each one has promised you will be able to thread your wood boxes properly or it won't cost a bit.

  Where: The Hunter House
              13428 providence Road
              Weddington                           

  Starts at 6:30, come early for a Cuppa (it's free!), some good woodturning friends, more knowledge that your can recall, and a good WWT Raffle.  Bring a nice piece of wood or a tool you no longer use to share with someone that needs it so bad they can taste it!



  Bring that nice piece you made to show to others. Yes! We want to see your expertise or your very first turned item. Come and get inspired with new ideas and tips from others.  We are all helpful folks that love to share.

  Parking is still free. Tips are available for whomever attends -no kidding.

 May2016 Woodturner of the Month:  Les Stewart 
  Be sure to congratulate him and check out his pieces.

  Come and watch the chips fly!  Encourage a new turner-that's what it's all about.

 
 
  

February 27, 2016

March Demo by Sir Walter:: Coloring Wood, March 1,2016

   
   The March demo is going to be by Walt Hazelrigg who will show us turning then colourizing a bowl.  Walt was the Turner of the Month at Concord in January and our Fearless Leader Sir John Walsh was fortunate enough to win the turned and dyed bowl he made.  Here are some photos of the bowl Sire Walter made.  

  Sir Walter is usings a number of creative application along with Mrs. Sir Walter. Sure do Hope Kathy comes along and contributes. She is what makes Walter tick!
   Now a fair warning is in approriate here: You may get hit with creative ideas if you come to this unique demonstration.  When exposed to artistic endeavors you may be at risk of getting bit by the bug.
  At least you can rest assured that it is not detrimental to your health even if it could be come a terminal conditon.  For sure, woodturning is a terminal problem for me. I will need to be involved in this creative outlet for the rest of my life!!
It is a good condition to have giving great staisfaction to all who are bitten.

Come bringing a nice piece of wood you don't need, or an extra tool to put on the raffle that you haven't used in 6 months. Someone else is just 'itchen'
 to have that device and will almost kill for it. 

Arrive a bit early for a Cuppa, and some sharing and camaraderie.

Submitted my Moses