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Topic: Turning Talk
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Meeting ID: 810 6211 0931
I highly encourage members to submit questions by email before the meeting.
Open Shop is directed toward the new turner but all are welcome. Bring a project you want help finishing. Bring questions about methods, tools, designs or any other woodturning question. There are six lathes available for use. Bring your own tools and wood or buy wood at the shop.
We will have three sharpening stations to help you perfect your sharpening technique. There is no more important topic for the new turner (or the old ones for that matter) than sharpening.
Please register and join the waitlist if full so we know how to plan our support. If you are on the Waitlist, you are still welcome and encouraged to come to socialize, sharpen, or talk.
Registrants are guaranteed use of a lathe and others can use one when one becomes available. There will always be three or more advanced turners there to help, sharpen tools, and answer any questions.
January 5, 2023 Meeting
Annual Tool Swap
What is it
This was a popular annual event before the pandemic. Members can bring their turning items that they seldom use to sell to other members. We will have tables set up for your use.
How it works
While there will be a table of donated items to the club whose revenue goes to the club, the rest of the sales are member to member. Cash and checks are the safest way to pay although some members may be able to accept credit cards or on-line apps like Venmo
How to participate
Please arrive by 6:30 (or earlier) to set up your table. Make sure all items are priced. Also please hit the register button so we will know how many people to expect.
Note: Just sellers need to register
Open Shop is free, but the rental Portable Rest Room and our coffee and doughnuts cost money. A $20 donation would help defray expenses.
Dave Wood's Shop
24250 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin OR 97062.
Requirements and general information
The objective of this 6-hour class is to go home with all your tools sharp and understanding how to replicate it at home.
The primary objective of this course is to walk beginners through making a wooden bowl. This course is targeted at people who have never turned wood, or who want to take a refresher course before advancing on to the next level of bowl turning expertise.
Tools you need to bring
Note: If you do not have any tools yet, loaner tools are available. We recommend you wait until after the class to buy tools so you know what to buy and what not to buy.
The primary objective of this class is to teach additional spindle turning skills by making a lidded box. There are a variety of techniques learned in this class that are applicable to many other projects from candle holders to pepper grinders and even bowls.
Depending on the skill level of the class, introduction to the skew may be presented.
Prerequisite Skills: If you have not developed the skills described below or are unsure, attend an open shop session and discuss it with one of the helpers before registering for this course. Skills required are:
The primary objective of this course is to refine your skills in the finer details of bowl turning. When you look at a bowl, your eye is very discerning. You will learn optimal bowl shapes, rim designs, and base options. Skills learned here will help you advance to the next level of expertise.
Each student should complete two bowls in class, not including sanding and finish application.
If you have not yet developed the skills below or are unsure, please attend an open shop and talk with one of the helpers before registering for this course.
Additional Demonstrations and Q&A session during lunch
Tools to bring