Our next Woodturner's meeting will be June 14th at 9:00 AM at the shop of Tom Homan, 104 Hill Street West, St. Joseph. We will be continuing our series on bowl turning with various methods and products for finishing your bowl. Our project challenge for June will be “Something That Makes Noise”. Examples include whistles, wind chimes, duck calls and music boxes.
The may meeting topic will be "Sharpening Scraper Blades" and will be presented by both Rolland Johnson and Alex Neussendorfer.
The Woodturners Group met at Dick Beumer’s shop on Saturday, May10th. Dick demonstrated his Oneway 1640 lathe with the Oneway Easy Core attachment. The Easy Core System allows you to remove multiple nested bowl blanks from one piece of wood. With a 14” piece of black walnut he was able to make three individual bowls. Where conventional hollowing would have produced a mountain of shavings, Dick had but a few handfuls of waste.
The first meeting is intended to provide an arena for members to mingle and become familiar with each other’s business interests. At this time, there is no cost for membership and all who are interested in attending are welcome. If you plan on attending, please contact Scott Randall so that he can arrange for the appropriate materials and space.
This meeting is expected to last about 90 minutes and the agenda will be as follows:
- BBW goals
- An inventory of resources
- The components of a marketing plan
- Round table discussion of future topics
- A real time marketing success story
The discussion will be turning a bowl by a coring tool and conventional methods. Questions? Call Dick at 251-7013 or Gary Mrozek at 252-2764
Spring Sale Tool Blitz May 15, 16 & 17 2008.
The meeting topic for the April meeting will be refacing a cabinet with veneer using hide glue and an iron.