March 26th 2022:
Prescott Area Woodturners met at the YEI building, 6708 Corsair in the Prescott Airpark, on Saturday March 26, 2022.
President Ken Allen called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. He welcomed those in the building and those joining via Zoom. Membership Director Jay Loden announced that we now have 78 paid members, which includes two new members: Ron Zimmerman and Chuck Brown. Chuck Brown brought with him pieces of wood he received from former PAW member Wayne Wolfe. This wood is free. Jay Loden displayed a license plate frame created by Barry Walter. These are for sale at $20, with proceeds going to PAW.
Ken Allen mentioned that Tod Raines would be our demonstrator for today, and that next month the featured demonstrator will be member Bruce Peek. He also mentioned the on-going wood sale. Members should make a choice and make a donation.
Ken Allen announced that five Scholarships will be given this year. Three Ed Jones Memorial Scholarships at $700 were awarded to John Armstrong, Walt Spencer and Kathy Allen. Two PAW Scholarships at $500 were awarded to Bruce Butler and Ric Davis. Each recipient will give a demonstration at a future meeting of what they learned.
Events Manager Dean Humphrey reported that he has been in discussions with MAG about the sale on Courthouse Square May 7 and 8. He was told that MAG plans this as a Fine Art and Coffee Festival. All food vendors will be located on the empty lot on Goodwin and Montezuma. PAW will be on the Northeast corner of Gurley Street. They are giving us a break on the cost of the booth for demonstrating. So far, Dean knows of 7 sellers and 2 demonstrators. It will be important to have demonstrators throughout both days of the show. Dean asked that folks email him to volunteer as a demonstrator and/or to sell. He will have further information at our April meeting.
Dean said that he had applied for space at the Prescott Farmer’s Market for one Saturday this summer.
Program Director Ric Davis announced that there will be a Tuesday Demo after breakfast at the Backburner Restaurant on March 29. The demo will be at the home of Walt Spencer. There will not be a further hands-on demo of the bowl-in-bowl we will see this morning, although it will no doubt be the topic of discussion. Walt has planned a demonstration of various methods of chucking.
Ken Allen talked about the fact that there was an area on the Show & Tell table for critiques. He said that the purpose of a critique was to improve skills, and that folks should ask a particular member to critique their work.
The Mentor program, as featured at our last meeting, continues. Look for name badges with the letter “M” in a yellow square to identify Mentors.
Vice President Mark Oglesby talked about the Chips & Grits meetings that take place via Zoom on the second Wednesday of each month. There is good participation. At the last meeting three people submitted pictures. The next meeting will be April 13, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. The subject has not been finalized, but may either be embellishing or dust collecting.
Ken Allen discussed requests to sell things to the club. The rule has been that only members could sell things through the club. Ken suggested that we now expand the rule to include things offered by others, but that the sale must be sponsored by a member.
Kathy Allen reported on the first meeting of women associated with PAW, now named The Woodettes. Twelve ladies enjoyed getting together at the luncheon. The group is always open to new members.
Ken announced that a Beads of Courage container by Dick Kelly was featured by AAW. He suggested that members use some of the wood available at each meeting to create Beads of Courage bowls and bowls for the Empty Bowls event in the fall.
Vice President Mark Oglesby is again taking orders for logo shirts. The embroidery store wants a minimum of 12 shirts, so if members would like a shirt they should contact Mark for further information.
Program Director Ric Davis introduced our demonstrator, Tod Raines, who appeared via Zoom from his home in Allen, Texas. Raines sells tools on woodturningtoolstore. For the week following his demonstration he allowed PAW members a 10% discount by using the code PAW10.
The subject of Raines’ demonstration was the creation of a “Bowl in Bowl”. He referred several times to this list:
Steps to turn a Bowl in a Bowl
1. Turn a hemispherical outside of bowl with a tenon for chuck
2. Turn inside bowl and turn down inner bowl rim
3. Reverse and remove tenon making full hemisphere
4. Mount off center in large cup, center and cut outer bowls rim down
Asked why it was necessary to turn a hemisphere, he replied that it was needed in the final step that uses a jam chuck. He used the jig he created to gauge roundness as he turned the outside bowl. The bowl-in-bowl gradually became apparent as he moved through the four steps.
Tod announced that a video recording of our demonstration will be available online for 60 days. The access link will be sent to Ken Allen for distribution.
Show & Tell with critiques followed the demonstration.
The meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.
Marge Hunt, Secretary