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


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.

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