West Bay Woodturners

February 2014  Newsletter

Barry's work

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Upcoming Meetings:


Next meeting on Mar 11:  7PM at the Bridges Church:  Directions


Agenda: Demo - How to stabilize wood and turning stabilized wood - George Lutz


President's Challenge: Lidded boxes with or without threads.



Future meetings:

Homemade jigs and fixtures for turning, a new way to achiueve a segmented turned

bowl, how to cut wood blanks from different parts of the tree and more to come.



Upcoming Demonstration- Ellsworth on March 9, 2014.   


His website here

Location: Covington School at 201 Covington Rd in Los Altos. See map

Read what the Carolina Mountain Woodturners say about him for a demo last year: Link

Read the information flyer here

He will have items for sale. See the list. Bring $.

We must pay for the demonstration.
WBAW Members: $30 Non-members: $40

President's Turning Thoughts:


Please say a few kind words for two of our members; Ralph Castillo is on the mend and

should be returning to meetings in March. Also Bill Daniels will be undergoing a

procedure and he hopes to make an appearance at the Ellsworth demo.


Free Wood Turning Hands On Sessions

Beginners,novice and everyone else, the second free hands on wood turning

presentations will take place on Saturday, March 15th, 9:00 AM to about noon, at Jim

Laflin’s shop. The session will be devoted to bowl burning, presented by Barry Uden.

Attendees will get the opportunity to practice turning a bowl blank. You must bring your

own face shield and if you have a bowl gouge(s), parting tool, and scraper; bring those

to practice your technique.


As announced at the last members meeting, we will be conducting a free raffle at the

March meeting for everyone who is wearing a name badge. So if you have at name

badge, wear it proudly. If you don’t have a badge, make one or you will remain

anonymous. We will try to hold this raffle as a monthly event.


Some of you were asking me to list the 2014 WBW board members and committee

chairs. They are:

President:  Curtis Vose

Vice President:  Patrick Crowley

Treasurer:  Bud Trapp

Secretary:  Ken McCloud

Member at Large:  TBD

Meeting Ptogram Coordinator:  George Lutz

Visiting artist Coordinator:  BobBley

Anchor seal:  Jim Laflin

CA Glue:  Ken McCloud

Craft Supply:  Richard Winslow

Coffe & Cookies:  Phil Feiner

Website:  Tom Haines



February Meeting Recap:

Mike Lanahan           




Demonstration: Mike Lanahan discussed photographing our beautiful turned works of art. His major advice was to be especially concerned about the setup. Lighting, vibration avoidance and position were among the important setup concerns.


February Presidents Challenge: Turnings from Green Wood, either finished or still wet.



February Meeting Photos:

meeting photos

Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.   Tom Haines

WBAW   Website   Peninsula, Calif