West Bay Woodturners

December 2015  Newsletter

Barry's work

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December Meeting:

When: Tuesday December 8  - Setup 5:30 pm - Appetizers 6 pm then dinner

Where: Sunnyvale Seventh Day Adventist Church
653 W. Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale

Bring a wrapped gift for the gift exchange. This is optional. Come anyway.

Bring an ornament for the ornament raffle. Again, optional.

Bring food for the potluck. Bring what you signed up for. Not signed up, come anyway.
The club will provide drinks, turkey, gravy, ham, stuffing and mashed potatoes.
Sorry, no alchohol.

Significant other or guest welcome.




January meeting - January 12
Agenda: Mark Knize, creator of unusual shapes
Click here for Mark's website



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 Recap:

October 2015 meeting - Harvey Klein turns an ornament


Harvey turned an inside out ornament. Four pieces, tightly secured were turned for an inside shape. Each piece was rotated so the inside was out, then secured and turned for an outside shape complimenting the inside. Then the piece was completed. Nice work, Harvey!
Club business: Elections were held. New officers:
Tom Kenyon - President
Bob Bley - VP
Bud Trapp - Treasurer
Duncan MacMillion - Secretary


A letter from our president

We are wrapping up another year. Looking back, I "learned" several new things, and have been having fun exploring possibilities presented both in our programs and by the professional demonstrators. Unfortunately, my health is keeping me from doing the turning that I would like, but at the same time it has given me time to try the "basket illusion" more. Now that John Beaver has shown me how he really does the wave bowl, I'm looking forward to trying it. As with all things, we face a few different problems. So, I've got to learn how figure out how to modify the bandsaw jig. As you can tell, I'll probably never specialize. I've always told my kids, the day I stop learning is the day I will die.

I'd like to thank all of the members who helped make this an enjoyable year. So many people pitch in and help in the background, I can't name all of you. But Thank You! I'll miss you next year when I’m off on my other adventures. I'm sure you will keep pitching in and helping Tom as he guides us through the next year.

So, are you ready for the December gift exchange? Did you finish a turning or two if you are bringing your significant other or a guest? Don't miss this opportunity to collect a fellow member's turning. Over the years, I've gotten some very nice turnings. My only regret is that I never collected one of Warren Atkin's segmented turnings. As one of the club founders, he made some special pieces, all in the southwestern Indian style, and almost all with turquoise. I'm hoping a number of you have also made ornaments to donate to the club for the raffle. A few years back I won 2 of Harvey Klein's ornaments. I smile every year when I hang them on my tree. So, we will see you Dec 8th in Sunnyvale!



John Beaver Demo - Sunday November 15

John Beaver

John brought us into the world of wave vessels. He created and in clear detail showed us how to create such vessels. Turning the rough vessel appeared normal enought. But then he showed the the fixture used to hold the work on a bandsaw. As part of the demo he cut the wave with the saw, showed how to return the piece, re-assemble and finish. Wow!
For those interested in building the bandsaw fixture, the design is on the website on the members only page. Go to: http://www.westbaywoodturners.com/user_area/club_members.html For WBW members only. Not for public internet display.
See demonstration photos here


Cubes in a Sphere by Fred Holder


This month the article is provided to WBW compliments of "More Woodturning" magazine.
It is available via printable or readable PDF by clicking here


About the website

I am sure you remember the inspiring presentation by Bob Bley on stone inlay. His presentaion is now available on the website under Tutorials or by clicking here


2015 WBW board members and committee chairs.

President: David Vanier
Vice President: George Lutz
Treasurer:  Bud Trapp
Secretary:  Ken McCloud
Member at Large: Bob Bley
Meeting Program Coordinator: Larry Dubia
Visiting artist Coordinator:  Bob Bley
Anchor seal:  Jim Laflin
CA Glue:  Ken McCloud
Craft Supply:  Richard Winslow
Coffee & Cookies:  Phil Feiner
Librarian: Bill Daniels
Audio Visual: Curtis Vose
Website:  Tom Haines



Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.   Tom Haines

WBW   Website  Peninsula, Calif