09-08-2021: Homemade Fixtures and Aids

Members of the club met on Zoom to discuss pictures of their homemade projects that make their hobby of woodturning easier whether on the lathe or in their shops. The photos were collected by Ken Allen who was hosting the Zoom session. Then, during the meeting, each...

08-11-2021: Using Multiple Materials in Projects

The meeting began with a photo show of projects that had been made from a mixture of materials. One member mentioned that two things sell in this area: including turquoise in cracks and things that have a shine or are glossy. He’d used different dyes to change colors....

07-14-2021: Chucks – Holding Wood on a Lathe

Jam Chuck The discussion started with jam chucks.  One member talked about a bowl flying off the lathe twice when using a jam chuck.  A wooden jam chuck had been turned to fit tightly to the bowl and stretch wrap was wrapped around the jaws and the top of the bowl. ...

06-09-2021: Wood Moisture

Before starting discussion of the declared topic, one member talked about a YouTube video on how to make your own wipe-on poly. There were a variety of opinions on using a 1:1 ratio or 3:1 ratio of oil-based polyurethane and mineral spirits or another solvent. The...

05-12-2021: How to Approach a Piece of Wood

Ambrosia Maple: The graining would look best on the sides of a bowl rather than on top. Some members mount it on a screw chuck or a faceplate for larger pieces. Cut the radius with a band saw to see the outside rim and then decide what’s best for the top and bottom....

04-27-2021: Avoiding Wood Toxicity and Allergies

Discussion before the meeting concerned offset or eccentric turning: One member uses an Australian Vermec multi-center chuck (https://www.vermec.com/store/p78/Multi_Centre_Chuck_Deluxe.html) to help with different angles.  One member mentioned a demo by Barbara Dill...