West Bay Woodturners

June  2012  Newsletter

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Meeting on July 10th:  At usual place.  7PM, Glenn on inside-out turning

The President's challenge for July will be a decorative pen. 







Rescheduled: Jimmy Clewes

A link to his website is here.Clewes

Will occur on July 21st at the Bridge Church. 


  Webpage:  details added as available.




June Meeting:


GuyThe main agenda item was a demonstration given by Richard Winslow on inlaid pens.  It was quite informative, and we thank Richard for a very informative presentation. 

Richard walked us through the selection of the pen kits, the setup and assembly of the inlays, along with the actual making of these fine pens.  You can see the videos on this demonstration here.utensils

His finishing approach involves CA glue, but involves sanding up to 4000 grit.  The durability of the finish is important for any pen.    

These fine pens are not inexpensive to buy but are quite doable and make fine gifts.



President's Challenge: Harvey's

Was something made not of wood. 

Bob Bley had a unique piece shown at right made out of a Joshua Tree.  A most artistic piece that was not easy to turn. Eggs

He also had an alabaster, rosewood, paduk bowl.

Winslow showed us a ivory hallow form, as well as a antler with ebony ring dish.  James turned an acrylic pen as did Ed Hawes.      Al had a unique pen set using circuit boards. 




Show and Tell:

EggsDottie has done some quite striking spiral work (pic at left), which requires a lot of work.   She had 3 pieces on display:  olive, walnut, and iron bark.

Sydney had a platter and a dish/bowl from the AAW youth turning.   

Richard continued with a nice ash cup.  





AAW 2012 Symposium (June 6-8th) Completed


The symposium is now completed and was declared a great success.  The volunteer efforts were quite significant and of great impact.  

David Vannier lead the charge for our club, and was quite substantial in effort and impact.  Many thanks to David for a great job, and one that was quite demanding. 

He thanks the volunteers and several in particular for a great job. 

2nd Harvest benefited to the tune of $7K, so good show to all who donated bowls.



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Other Organizational Items:


wood auction

Santa Clara Carvers will be having a show on Oct 13 and 14th.  Expect that WBW will participate with a competition at that time. 

She also announced that the Club was awarded a grant for a demo lathe, so that is in motion with a Jet lathe being purchased.

CA glue is available from Peter Pipe, and Jim has Anchorseal.  The latter has gone up to $15 a bottle.

Plenty of shirts are still available, so let Ross know of your purchase plans so he does not have to carry the stuff to every meeting.  Link to see inventory is HERE.

Sydney continued her streak and won one of the lathes at the AAW Symposium.   Good show Sydney. 

Ron had some avocado to be picked up, so thanks a bunch Ron.

August meeting is the BBQ at Jim's.



Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.   TGannon

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