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February Meeting

When:Tuesday, February 14, 7pm

Bob Bley on Fractal burning

President's challenge:

Bridges Community Church,
625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos



Upcoming Events

March meeting: Claude Godcharles on footed vessel

Saturday, April 1: Woodturning Demo - Derek Weidman

April meeting: Ice cream social

May 11, 2017 to May 13, 2017
Utah Woodturning Symposium Location: Orem, UT

June 22, 2017 to June 25, 2017
AAW's 31st Annual International Symposium Location: Kansas City, Missouri


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 February meeting. February is your last chance at $30; March 1 it goes to $35.

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


January 2017 meeting: Barry Uden on platters


Barry is an old hand at woodturning and platters are a staple for him. Turning a platter is straight forward for most, but watching Barry makes one appreciate the sublties of holding the piece, elegantly removing wood and finessing the rim. Just looking at his finished pieces and the rim catches the eye. His means of mounting for turing the bottom using stretch wrap, if you haven't done it before, made the whole show worth while.
Click here for photos of president's challenge and show & tell.



Monthly Programs - a Continuing Dilema

Still there is no volunteer to coordinate the rest of this year's programs. Considering this, the board took up the discussion of programs at the recent board meeting. We owe the board members our gratitude, considering they already have much to do.

Here is what they came up with.
Claude Godcharles graciously offered to demo his foot carving technique at the March meeting (see a photo of his footed bowl on the website). April will be the ice cream social, August the BBQ and December the holiday party. That leaves six programs to plan. Following is a list of possible programs. Duncan MacMillan will pass out a form at the February meeting for you to express your preferences for these prorams. Additionally, be thinking about ideas for professional demos and hands-on sessions. Also, consider sawdust sessions and what level would interest you. Bob Bley has fielded the idea of having sawdust sessions at his shop. More on that later.

Possible 2017 Program subjects:
1. Finishing the bottom/reverse chucking
2. Bowl from a board/laminating
3. Rolling pins
4. Sanding
5. Music making/flutes
6. Inside/out
7. Gluing/tight bonding
8. Finishing products
9. Bottle stoppers & handles
10. Miniatures
11. Finials
12. Basic bowl turning/safety
13. Segmented ornaments (Richard Winslow)

Professional demos
• Write-in ideas/topics
• Interested in hands-on demo?

Sawdust sessions
• For beginners?
• More advanced topics?


'Spherical Salt and Pepper Shakers' by Fred Holder

This month's article is provided to WBW compliments of "More Woodturning" magazine.
Their website is available at www.morewoodturningmagazine.com
Click here for a printable or readable PDF of the article.
This will bring up 'Spherical Salt and Pepper Shakers'.
In addition, more articles are available here.
They are informative and interesting articles, recommended for reading.



2017 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: open
Visiting artist Coordinator:  Bob Bley
Anchor seal:  Dennis Lillis
CA Glue:  Tom Kenyon
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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