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...

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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....

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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...

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04-14-2021: Favorite Tools and Their Uses

Discussion before the meeting about containing chips in the shop when turning: A dust collector is helpful.  Overhead air filters cycle through filtering the air.  Hanging a shower curtain could be helpful but avoid plastic due to static electricity. Humidity in the...

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03-17-2021: Sources of Materials for Woodturning

Where to find and purchase materials, particularly wood, for woodturning projects?  A variety of businesses were mentioned as sources so the website link and comments about each place are listed in the notes.  Some places in Phoenix will give a discount with a PAW...

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