West Bay Woodturners

July 2016  Newsletter

Barry's work

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July Meeting:

When: Tuesday, July 12, 7 pm

Where: Bridges Community Church
625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos

Agenda: 'Chatter demonstration' by Jon Sauer

President's challenge: Natural edge bowl



Upcoming Events

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

August meeting: BBQ

September meeting: 'Plate Turning' by Barry Uden

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

A schedule of major national events click here



June Meeting Recap:

June 2016 meeting - Bob Bley - Natural Edge


After showing many of the pieces he has produced, Bob took us through the process of turning a natural edge bowl. Starting with a raw blank, he first shaped the outside then the inside. Of course the non-uniform edge presents the biggest challenge. With finesse and proper presentation of the bowl gouge to the natural edge, Bob pulled off a great presentation and ended with a nice looking piece.

taper natural edge


Seen at the June Meeting

show show show


Even More Words from Dave Vannier

July will be a busy month. At our club meeting, John Sauer will show us how to move the tool very quickly creating a mesmerizing surface embellishment. This is sometimes referred to as chatter work! John is an expert at this, and I know we will all enjoy his demo. I will bring more tools donated by Ken, so bring your check book! All the money goes to the club. Then later in the month, we will have both an all day demo and a hands on class with Sharon Doughtie. We still have a couple of spots open for the hands on class, so if you are interested, please contact Dennis Lillis.

August is always a fun month for our club with the BBQ. I will bring the reminder of Ken's donation, with some nice stuff up for the silent auction. We will have our wood raffle, so if you have an excess of wood, not junk but nice stuff, bring it for the raffle. George Lutz will be changing the guard with Larry taking over the BBQ duties. Thanks to Larry for all he has done over the years. We look forward to George continuing the tradition. Watch for emails as we get closer. There will be requests for help. Also, Jim's neighbor is attempting to sell his house, so parking guidelines may change.

See you at the meeting!



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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