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December Holiday Pot Luck Dinner and Party

When:Tuesday, December 13

Holiday Party & Gift Exchange
6:00 set up
6:30 pm appetizers
7:00 pm pot luck dinner
Bring a gift to exchange if you wish
Bring an ornament to raffle if you wish
Signed up already? Great!
Not signed up? contact Dave Vannier

Sunnyvale Seventh Day Adventist Church
653 W Fremont ave, Sunnyvale

Old Lathe    


Upcoming Events

January meeting: Barry Uden on turning platters
President's challenge: Piece incorporating 'bow ties'

Mount Diablo Adult Education - Learn woodturning
see the flyer here


It is time to pay dues :


The club needs money to operate. For $30 you receive more than your money's worth. Send Bud Trapp a check made out to the order of WBW. Or bring check or cash to the January meeting.

Bud Trapp
501 Portola Road, #8143
Portola Valley, CA 94028

Bud also needs other information:
Member of AAW? If not, click here. If renewing, click here.
Advise any changes to: address, home phone, cell phone, email, spouse's name


November Meeting: Claude Godcharles - 'Bow Ties'


Claude explained and demonstrated the technique of inserting a 'Bow Tie' or 'Butterfly' to a woodturning. The Bow Tie is handy for repairing a crack to enhance cosmetics or fixing a structural fault in a bowl or vase. The tools consist of a router, inlay router bit kit and pattern. The router bit kit has the bit and bushing guide set. You can make your own Bow Tie or purchase one with pattern to match. A resource list will be available under 'Tutorials'.
See meeting photos here




Brad Adams Demonstration - Saturday October 29 2016
at the Bridges Church

Brad Adams

Brad focuses on bowls and hollow forms with emphasis on esthetics. The wood he uses either attracts interest in itself or is decorated to create that interest or both. The demonstrtation was much about process, the how to, the descrition of tools and equipment. But it included actual turning demonstration. If you do it right, it goes quickly and easily with good results.



A message from Dave Vannier

December is always a time I like to step back and think about all the things I've learned during the year. We had some good programs and some good demonstrators, Thanks Bob and Mike! I missed Eric's demo, but got to the others. Ashley has me practicing. I actually turned the last 4 pieces and threw them away after cutting them in half to see how I was doing. Kind of hard to do it, but worth the practice. I've done 3 Celtic knot pieces after Sharon's demo/class. Brad's scraper is wonderful! If you didn't get one, you missed out. It works like a magic tool leaving a surface that doesn't need to be sanded. Have to try one of his burl pieces. Loved the look. Dennis showed me that I "need" to buy a bunch of new hollowing tools. I'm sure that will improve my hollowing, can't be my turning skills! I tried my hand at an open segment piece, but threw the first one away. Still trying to make it work. Tom makes it look so easy.

We had an opportunity to give a little back, turning gifts for the city of San Mateo to use with their celebration for the 101st Airborne. Thanks to all that contributed. It always feels good to give a little back to those that do so much to protect our freedom.

I encourage each of you to reflect on what you've learned this year, and please share your thoughts on what you would like to learn this coming year. Say thanks to all the people who put in the hard work to make the club fly. Not just the officers, but also all the others like our webmaster, and the people who make the BBQ happen. A lot of people participate. Thanks to all of you!
Dave www.daves-turned-art.com

We are now collecting 2017 dues. Please pay your dues on time, this saves time and energy chasing down late paying members.


'Making an Antique-style Baby Rattle' by Fred Holder 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 'Aligning your Lathe'.
In addition, more articles are available here.
They are informative and interesting articles, recommended for reading.



2016 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:  Dennis Lillis
CA Glue:  open
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

WBW   Website  San Francisco Bay Area, West Bay, California