February 25, 2013

March 5, 2013 Demo - Donald Olsen - Various ways to turn crotches

Donald’s (www.donaldolsen.com) slide presentation will cover selecting, positioning on the lathe and turning crotches into bowls and sculptural forms. Slides of before (log), during and after (turning) will be shown to help visualize what may be created from crotches. The demo will go for 1.5 hours or less.

Come at 6:30 p.m. for the business meeting followed by the demo. Show-and-Tell and raffle follow.

Angel in Walnut II
Sweet Gum Nec Bowl
Rejoice Together 3

Documents passed around during the demo

February 1, 2013

Woodturning Today: A Dramatic Evolution

Product Information:
Woodturning Today: A Dramatic Evolution
by David Springett
Publication Date: January 1, 2012

Purchase from Woodcraft

When it comes to the many traditional methods of working with wood, there's something very special about woodturning. Woodturning is easy to learn and quick to accomplish; with a few tools, limited practice, and a small amount of space, anyone can unlock the beauty of wood in the time it takes to prepare a meal. Woodturning is not discriminating; when it comes to wood, any chunk will do, including whatever is on your firewood pile. Best of all, woodturning is an endlessly fulfilling and rewarding craft because it is truly a personal expression of form and style: not only is every piece of wood unique, but every woodturner seems to invent his or her own distinctive approach to working with it. And though the basics are not difficult to learn, mastery is an absorbing pursuit that can take a lifetime.