NWWT Event Calendar

Events in orange have been recorded. Click on the event for the link to the recording.

Upcoming events

    • 19 Jun 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 21 May 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • On-Line


    Saturday Morning

    Third Saturday of Month - 9:00am - 10:00am

    Topic: Turning Talk

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81062110931?pwd=ZmhFcThTZXdQVHpUZEtJZUJKVUl4Zz09 

    Meeting ID: 810 6211 0931
    Passcode: 507105

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    I highly encourage members to submit questions by email before the meeting.

    • What - Ask your wood turning questions, and we will try our best to provide answers or suggestions. As with any topic, there generally is no one right answer and often multiple ways to accomplish the same outcome. We will give you our opinions and you can decide for yourself.

    • Who - From beginners to experienced. If you are just getting into turning, don’t worry about simple/basic questions – we like easy ones. 

    • Email - You can email questions ahead of time, and we will answer when you call in. Just reply to this email.

    • Design Questions – Be prepared to show your work in progress if you have questions about the design, fixing a problem, etc.

    • Give Back – Not only can you ask us questions; we are also interested in new methods of doing things that you may have tried. This could include the use of a tool in a new way, combination of methods, homemade jigs, etc. Good ideas may find their way into the newsletter.


    DETAILS


    • Is ZOOM Safe? - Yes. Check here for Zoom Recommendations
      For Participants

    • Timing - We will be on the call for the whole hour. Call in 5 minutes before the hour so we can start on time. 

    • Recordings - I will post a recording of the meeting on the website.


    • 01 Jul 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • On-Line

    July Meeting

    Dale Larson - Turning an Oval Bowl

    Roger Crooks - Adding Color

    ZOOM Link = https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86401615371?pwd=WnhSbVYyYVA1Z1UwUGp3b1NiSWE4QT09 

    Meeting ID: 864 0161 5371
    Passcode: 789700
    Dial by your location - +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

               

    Dale Larson - Turning an Oval Bowl

    Dale's bowls are sold throughout the world.  His expertise as a production turner is well known and he has given many demos  and teaches woodturning around the world.  This video will demonstrate how he makes his oval bowls.  It is not a trivial process and requires a special jig.  For the curious, this will be a very informative video.

    Roger Crooks - Adding Color

    Adding color can turn a mundane turning into a spectacular turning.  This demonstration will show the use of dyes to color wood.  It is most dramatic with figured wood as it will really make the figure "pop"

    On-Line Demo

    The Multnomah Art Center will still be closed so this will be another on-line meeting using Zoom. Meeting information will be sent to all members a few days before the meeting.

    Zoom Participant Information and recommendations - HERE

    Agenda

    • Business Items - Roger
    • AAW Update - John Beechwood
    • Show & Tell - Show 1 or 2 items to conserve time.
    • Monthly Challenge
    • Demonstration
    • 10 Jul 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • 24250 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin OR 97062
    • 5
    Register

    The Open Shop is directed toward the new turner but all are welcome.  Bring a project you want help finishing.  Bring questions about methods.  There will be six lathes available to use.  Bring your own tools and wood or buy wood there.  

    We will have two sharpening stations to help you get that sharpening method right.  Bring your tools, bring your questions. There is no more important topic for the new turner (or the old ones for that matter) than sharpening. 

    • Open for NWWT members only
    • No charge for the session
    • Bring your own tools
    • Bring your own PPE (face shields, dust protection)
    • COVID Masks are required at all times
    • If you have any COVID related symptoms, please stay home


    • 07 Aug 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • David & Karen Williams' home; 6675 SW 155th Ave, Beaverton
    Register

    NWWT Annual Auction and Picnic
    August 7, Saturday

    David & Karen Williams' home; 6675 SW 155th Ave, Beaverton

    At our board meeting last week, the board agreed to hold our annual BBQ and picnic.  Many thanks to David and Karen Williams who have agreed to once again, host the event.

    What is It

    This is our annual fund and fun raiser.  It is a critical event in keeping NWWT in good financial shape and provides fantastic bargains for our members.  Also, it has been some time since we have seen each other face to face so a great opportunity to renew friendships.  If you are new to turning and looking for tools or wood to turn, this is your chance to pick up a year’s worth of wood for pennies on the dollar.

    How Can You Help

    We have generous donations from Rockler and other vendors that we will be contacting but the majority of items are from other members. Below are items that have been popular in the past.

    • Turned Items – Donate one of your favorite pieces and let members bid on it.
    • Good Wood – We are looking for nice wood, wood that you would buy yourself.  Figured wood, green wood, crotch pieces, burls, etc.  All items should be sealed and ready to turn. We always appreciate quality over quantity, big and small pieces, bowl, spindle, and hollow form blanks.  Please be critical in what you pick to donate so we are not left with firewood. 
    • Tools and Jigs – Good tools and jigs are always popular so look at your inventory and see what duplicates or tools you no longer use.

    New Members

    If you are new to the club or have never been to our auction, we start with a great BBQ at around noon.  We always appreciate for members to bring a dish to share – fruit, dessert, and side dishes.  We will take care of the meat.  You will have plenty of time to browse the donations and pick out your target items.

    11:00 – Arrival time if you can help set-up or have donations to unload

    12:00 – BBQ Open

    1:00 - Auction

    At around 1:00, after everyone if full, rather than taking a nap we start our auction and again we will have the professional auctioneer as we have had in the past which keeps the show lively and fun.

    We hope to see you there!

    Note, in the past we have had members who could not make the auction but would like to make a contribution to the club.  If you are one of them, you can easily donate online at https://northwestwoodturners.wildapricot.org/Donate .  NWWT is a 501-c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.


    • 04 Sep 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • 24250 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin OR 97062
    • 6
    Register

    The Open Shop is directed toward the new turner but all are welcome.  Bring a project you want help finishing.  Bring questions about methods.  There will be six lathes available to use.  Bring your own tools and wood or buy wood there.  

    We will have two sharpening stations to help you get that sharpening method right.  Bring your tools, bring your questions. There is no more important topic for the new turner (or the old ones for that matter) than sharpening. 

    • Open for NWWT members only
    • No charge for the session
    • Bring your own tools
    • Bring your own PPE (face shields, dust protection)
    • COVID Masks are required at all times
    • If you have any COVID related symptoms, please stay home


    • 09 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • 24250 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin OR 97062
    • 6
    Register

    The Open Shop is directed toward the new turner but all are welcome.  Bring a project you want help finishing.  Bring questions about methods.  There will be six lathes available to use.  Bring your own tools and wood or buy wood there.  

    We will have two sharpening stations to help you get that sharpening method right.  Bring your tools, bring your questions. There is no more important topic for the new turner (or the old ones for that matter) than sharpening. 

    • Open for NWWT members only
    • No charge for the session
    • Bring your own tools
    • Bring your own PPE (face shields, dust protection)
    • COVID Masks are required at all times
    • If you have any COVID related symptoms, please stay home


    • 13 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • 24250 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin OR 97062
    • 6
    Register

    The Open Shop is directed toward the new turner but all are welcome.  Bring a project you want help finishing.  Bring questions about methods.  There will be six lathes available to use.  Bring your own tools and wood or buy wood there.  

    We will have two sharpening stations to help you get that sharpening method right.  Bring your tools, bring your questions. There is no more important topic for the new turner (or the old ones for that matter) than sharpening. 

    • Open for NWWT members only
    • No charge for the session
    • Bring your own tools
    • Bring your own PPE (face shields, dust protection)
    • COVID Masks are required at all times
    • If you have any COVID related symptoms, please stay home


Northwest Woodturners
PO Box 1157
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

 Northwest Woodturners is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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