West Bay Woodturners

June/July 2014  Newsletter

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Upcoming Events:


Next meeting on July 8, 2014:  7PM at the Bridges Church:  Directions


Agenda: The July meeting will feature at 4 members in a panel discussion detailing their finishing methods and materials. The panel will consist of Larry Dubia, Claude Godcharles, George Lutz and Dave Vannier. Examples of finished objects will be available to compare and contrast the finishing techniques.


President's Challenge: Turned object from a raw log cut blank.


Free wood turning hands on workshop - July or August

Date TBA -by Barry Uden: session 3 - Bowl turning, sanding reverse chucking, finishing and more


Future Meetings


    August: there will be no Tuesday night meeting in August. Instead we will hold the club Barbeque and Juried Club Competition on Saturday, August 2nd. - See below


    September - Turned Halloween ornament


    October - Turned Christmas ornament


Upcoming Professional Artist demonstrations - Look for announcements



President's Turning Thoughts:


August 2nd Juried Club Competition, with Awards and Club Barbeque Please mark your calendar that the August meeting will be held on Saturday, August 2nd at Jim Laflin’s house. There will no Tuesday night meeting in August. The Barbeque will be held in conjunction with the Juried Club Competition. Competition rules, skill levels, turned object categories and entry forms will be available at the July meeting. This combined event is the first of its kind for our club, so I encourage you to enter into the competition or at least attend the BBQ and see what your fellow members have entered. You can be a part of the competition by voting on for the people’s choice award.


Participants in the competition will check in their turnings between 8:30 and 9:30 AM Saturday morning, August 2nd. From 9:30 till noon, the Judges will evaluate each piece based on skill level the type of turning, form, design and finish. All members and guests are welcome to the annual August club barbeque which will start at 12 noon. Be sure to bring your own chair to sit on. Hopefully by early afternoon, we can announce the winners of the competition.


Professional Artist Demo: The board is working on a professional artist demo, that may be a bit different. Stay turned for details


Free Wood Turning Hands On: Sorry for the delay in getting the free wood turning hands classes scheduled, but we some of the resources have full calendars. I hope to announce the data for the free wood turning hands session 3 by the July meeting. Barry Uden will be presenter at Session Three, which will focus on Bowl turning, sanding, reverse chucking, finishing and more. Whether or not you attended the earlier sessions, you will gain valuable insight and hone your skills at this class. We have plenty of room to accommodate all members that are interested in attending these sessions.


Name Badge Raffle Participation: Don’t forget, if you don’t have a shop made Name Badge you can’t be part of the monthly raffle. So get busy turning.


Symposiums: Symposium season is over and as far as I know, Dave Vannier was the only WBW member that attended the AAW Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 13 to 15. Ask him for the highlights next time you see him at a meeting.



President’s Challenge Participation Points: The current standing in the Presidents Challenge participation point contest still has 4 members tied for the lead, but there is a number of other folks that are right on their heals in total points. Participate in the Presidents challenge win a nice prize at the end of the year. We also award points to the individuals that assist in the setup and tear down for special events and for Visiting Artist demos.


David Vannier    

June Members Meeting Demonstration Recap: Dave Vannier presented an excellent chalk board discussion on how to approach the layout and cutting of logs, to produce the most desirable blank. The members in attendance joined in the discussion with many good questions. In addition to Dave’s excellent talk he also recommended the book, Turning Green Wood by Michael O’Donnell. A copy of this book is in the club library, which will be making a long awaited appearance next month. What was most helpful was Dave’s understanding of how to approach different logs to gain maximum grain configuration. He noted that if you want the best pieces, you may have to sacrifice quantity for quality



June: Presidents Challenge – Multi-Layered Lamination: Participants include Bud Trapp (Multi-layered laminated bowl), Tom Kenyon (Multi-layered laminated bowl), Richard Winslow (Laminated plate), Gordon Peterson (Segmented bowl) and Mike Lanear (conical bowl)

See photos of President's Challenge and Show and Tell here.



Curtis Vose, President



2014 WBW board members and committee chairs.


President:  Curtis Vose

Vice President:  Patrick Crowley

Treasurer:  Bud Trapp

Secretary:  Ken McCloud

Member at Large:  TBD

Meeting Program Coordinator:  George Lutz

Visiting artist Coordinator:  Bob Bley

Anchor seal:  Jim Laflin

CA Glue:  Ken McCloud

Craft Supply:  Richard Winslow

Coffe & Cookies:  Phil Feiner

Website:  Tom Haines


Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.   Tom Haines

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