January 12, 2010

DEMO/Minutes JAN 5,2010 INSIDE-OUT Turning by Ed Pfau

Meeting Called to order by Pres. Ed Pfau

Treasurer Moe Gingerich: Cash on hand and in bank=$680.12

Old Business: Discussion on the cost of Lexan for lathe protection at public demos

New Business:Band Saw blades for the club shop -specifications and availability at reaonsonable cost

Demonstration: Inside-Out Turning Design

Our Own Ed Pfau is at it again. Ed has shown us a real neat and useful design: He calls it Inside-Out Turing.

Simply, Mr. Ed takes 4 identical pieces perhaps 1 1/2" x 6 inches and glues them together with paper dividers to allow separation later. The first cut is a simple "Vee" in the center of the block setup  between centers.

The blocks are then separated, each piece is rotated 180 degrees and glued together permanently forming a nice diamond empty space located in the center length-wise. Now the most of the rest of the material is turned away creating a unique shape with the center space as a diamond leaving the "walls not very thick. This forms a neat design which can be used in myriad ways -perhaps incorporated into a bigger design.

The Demo was followed by our famous Raffle including a labelled turning smock in dark green, a $25 Gift Certificate courtesy of The Woodcraft Store, Matthews; and a nice maple bowl blank.  Thanks to the 17 in attendance we had a great time of visiting and coffee along with a beautiful shop: Thanks to Joan and Dave McKeithan for their gracious hospitality as always. We also had visitor Mike Wooten from Monroe. Welcome!

Photos of the Demo can be seen at

http://picasaweb.google.com/wa4moses/WWTDemoJan201002#

Include  are several photos of 2 of the current students  (JustinVoskil and Joseph Carter) at the Woodturning School with their items. Very Nice work students.

See you in February.