West Bay Woodturners

August 2016  Newsletter

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August Meeting - our annual BBQ:

When: Tuesday, August 9

Silent auction & sale: starting 3:00pm

Food: 4:00pm

Wood raffle & sale: 5:00pm

Where: Jim Laflin's Home
18582 Allendale Ave, Saratoga

Parking: No parking at the neighbor's this year.
Car-pool if possible and park in the neighborhood.

Comfort: Bring a chair



Upcoming Events

Professional demonstration:
Sharon Doughtie - Saturday July 30
Hands on workshop - Sunday July 31
Want to attend the workshop? Contact Dennis Lillis.
See flyer below
Sharon's website here

September meeting: 'Chatter on the lathe' by Jon Sauer
President's challenge: Sharon embellishment

October meeting: 'Hollow Form' by Dennis Lillis
President's challenge: Example of chatter

Professional demonstration:
Brad Adams - Saturday October 29
His website here

November meeting: 'Bow ties' by Claude Godcharles
President's challenge: Hollow form  

A schedule of major national events click here

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July Meeting Recap:

July 2016 meeting - Jon Sauer - Chatter


Chatter is the process of creating a symetrical pattern on a wood turned piece. The pattern is typically created on the end grain (but not always). A tool, created for the purpose, is held in a certain way, with the lathe turning at a certain speed. Jon treated us to many examples of pieces treated by chatter. Among those were perfume bottles and other pieces beautifully turned on his ornamental lathe and further decorated by chatter technique. Demonstration on a lathe will be done at a later time.

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Seen at the June Meeting

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An important message from George Lutz about the BBQ

Picnic notes: The picnic will run from 4:00 until 7:00. The people helping with setup need to be there around 3:00. We are expecting 50-60 people.

Parking will be a problem as we cannot use the house next door this year. Try to car pool if possible. You will have to find a space on the surrounding streets. If you have tools or wood to drop off you can use Jim's driveway. We want to keep the driveway open for pickup and drop off only.

The club will provide Hamburgers, Italian Sausage, Chicken, Potato Salad, Potato Chips, Cookies, water, soft drinks, and decaf coffee. We will also provide plates, silverware, and condiments. Food will start being served around 4:30. Snacks will be out before the BBQ starts.

So, you need to bring your own chair and something for the BBQ - your favorite dish or a snack? Also be sure to bring cash for the tool auction and wood raffle.

Tool Auction: This will be a silent auction. We can always use more tools for the auction, so clean out your shops and contribute those tools that have not seen action for a number of years. All proceeds go to the club. Tom Kenyon will be running the auction.

Wood Raffle: We will be selling tickets for the raffle at the picnic. As each number is drawn that person will be able to take a pick from the pile. We will continue until the wood is gone. Jim does not want any left. Please bring contributions to the pile. We always need more wood - right?


Editor note: We owe thanks to George for his work on this BBQ. Also, we owe thanks to Larry Maggi for working the BBQ in years past. Well done!


Sharon Doughtie Demonstration

Date: Saturday July 30th

Place: Bridges Community Church 625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos - map here

Time: 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM - Doors will open at 8:30 - lunch will be around noon

Hosted by: Silicon Valley Woodturners & West Bay Woodturners

Admission is $20.00 and includes lunch, refreshment and desert!

A day long hands on program will be held on Sunday at Santa Clara High School Woodshop

Contact Bob Bley for signup and further information

If you signed up and cannot attend, let Bob know. Otherwise lunch will be ordered for you.

See Sharon's work at: http://www.sharondoughtie.com

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Make a Walking Stick by Fred Holder

This month's article is provided to WBW compliments of "More Woodturning" magazine.
Their website is available at www.morewoodturningmagazine.com
The article is available via printable or readable PDF by clicking here.
This will bring up the article 'Make a Walking Stick'.
In addition, more articles are available here.
They are informative and interesting articles, recommended for reading.


2015 WBW board members and committee chairs.

President: Tom Kenyon
Vice President: Bob Bley
Treasurer:  Bud Trapp
Secretary:  Duncan MacMillan
Member at Large: David Vannier
Meeting Program Coordinator: David Vannier
Visiting artist Coordinator:  Bob Bley
Anchor seal:  Jim Laflin
CA Glue:  Ken McCloud
Craft Supply:  Richard Winslow
Coffee & Cookies:  Phil Feiner
Librarian: Bob Hedges
Audio Visual: Curtis Vose
Website:  Tom Haines


Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.   Tom Haines

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