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September Meeting

When:Tuesday, Septemer 13

Agenda: 'Chatter on the lathe' by Jon Sauer
Jon will be on the lathe, this time

President's challenge: Sharon embellishment

Location: Bridges Community Church,
625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos



Upcoming Events

October meeting: 'Hollow Form' by Dennis Lillis
President's challenge: Example of chatter

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

October 27 to October 30, 2016
Segmented Woodturners Symposium
Quincy, MA

November meeting: 'Bow ties' by Claude Godcharles
President's challenge: Hollow form  



August BBQ Recap:


The annual WBW BBQ was held on August 9. As is our custom, we were hosted by Jim Laflin. His back yard is the perfect setting for our annual event. He has an area for cooking and eating. His shop is always a touring treat. There is space for a tool auction and wood raffle. We were again fortunate to have parking avalable next door. George Lutz is our new chef. He cooked a tasty BBQ assisted by retiring chef Larry Maggi. Thank you Jim, George, Larry and everyone who helped!



Sharon Doughtie Demonstration was held Saturday July 30 2016

Sharon Doughtie

The demonstration was held at the Bridges Church. She did no wood turning, but instead she showed us how to create Celtic knots and to do specialized carving. The Celtic knot is an interesting example of artwork to grace the surface of a woodturning. Sharon is an expert at creating the outline and implimenting it by burning and she showed us how. Much time was spent discussing the burning tools and describing and demonstrating burning the design into the wood. Additionally she demonstarted power carving, an example of which was the carving of feet on a bowl.
See demonstration photos here

Sharon Doughtie


An important message from our President

First and foremost is a big Thank You to all the members that help make this year's BBQ a success. Attendance was down, but the members that were there had a great time and got some bargains on tools and wood.

When I took over the presidency, I didn't realize the number of members it takes to provide the club's activities and services. I got great support from all the members on coming up to speed on these activities; still have a way to go. Thank you to all the members who have pitched to make these activities and services available throughout 2016.

It doesn't seem possible but it is time that to look forward to next year. I will continue as president and other board members have agreed to continue for the next year. These are elected positions; if there are members, who wish to volunteer for one of these positions, please let me know. Nominations will be done at the September meeting with confirmation or elections at the October meeting.

At the beginning of the year, the Program Coordinator was vacant and David filled the role. David will not be the program coordinator for next year. This is a key role; good programs are the seed for meeting attendance. There is lots of help available to the coordinator, but we need a member or two to pull the ideas together. Please consider stepping forward and helping the club.

All the committee chairmen have agreed to continue for 2017 - great news! Again, if any member would like to volunteer for a committee, please seem me. See you at the September meeting.

Tom Kenyon


About the Website

We now have a new page on the website (as if we don't already have enough pages!) It is called 'Whos who with photos'. It is simply a listing of every member, alphabetically by first name with a head-shot photo. The benefit should be obvious, especially for new members, who do not know everybody. The page is located on the members only portion of the site (for security reasons). The problem, of course, is that I do not have a photo for every member. So, please go to whos-who , see if your smiling face is there. If not, take a selfie and email it to me here. Your email address will identify you, no words needed, just your photo. No baby pictures, please.

Sharon Doughtie kindly provided us with notes relating to her demo. Mike Lanahan has placed them on the Yahoo site, but now they are also on the website in the members only section. Members only was chosen for security reasons at Sharon's request.

Tom Haines


Anchor Seal

Jim Laflin has turned over sale of anchor seal to Dennis Lillis. Dennis ordered a barrel and has it available. He will be selling it at $15/gallon at least for this round, same price as Jim was providing it. Dennis will normally be bringing it to club meetings, but will not be able to make the Sept meeting. So, Dave Vannier will be buying 4 gallons from Dennis and bringing them. Thankyou Dennis and Dave.

Anchorseal creates a wax barrier that protects against end checking and costly degrade in freshly sawn logs. It is a wax emulsion which applies easily to to the endgrain of wood to slow the release of water, reducing end checking. End checking is the enemy of woodtuners.

anchor seal


'Navaho Border Patterns for Segmented Turning Feature Rings' by Bill Kandler

This month's article is provided to WBW compliments of "More Woodturning" magazine.
Their website is available at www.morewoodturningmagazine.com
The article is available via printable or readable PDF by clicking here.
This will bring up the article Navaho Border Patterns for Segmented Turning Feature Rings.
In addition, more articles are available here.
They are informative and interesting articles, recommended for reading.


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:  Dennis Lillis
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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