January Woodturners Meeting

The Woodturners Group will meet at 9:00am, January 10th at the home of Gary Mrozek at 1314 West Oakes Drive. Connie North will give a presentation about the Empty Bowls event at the Paramount Theater on March 22nd. All CMWA members and guests are welcome to attend this meeting to learn more about this event and how we as an organization can help.

If you've ever had an interest in making a bowl on a lathe, now is the time. We’ll begin a detailed demonstration on the basic turning for the beginner, starting with how best to cut the log. We'll be roughing out bowl blanks mounted on face plates, screw chucks and 4-jaw chucks. We'll discuss the differences between a spindle gouge and a bowl gouge and the different sharpening profiles. There’ll be hands-on opportunity to shape the inside and the outside of a bowl and learn different techniques from different members.

The January Challenge Project is “Go Green”. Members are encouraged to seek out unique recycling opportunities to make an item out of a previously used or discarded piece of wood. A before picture or sample scrap should accompany your item if possible. Photos will be taken for our website.

Details are being worked out for a second January meeting. This meeting is a segmented turning workshop. The event will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday January 22nd at Gary Mrozek’s home. This is a hands-on workshop of the basic design and construction of a segmented bowl. There will be a small fee (to be determined) to cover materials, supplies and lunch. Details will be shared at the January 10th meeting. Call Gary at (320) 252-2764 for more details.