West Bay Woodturners Association

September 2011 Newsletter  

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Next Meeting:  Oct 11th,  Starts at 7PM,  Location:  LAYC, Los Altos


Agenda is Spiral Turning by Tom Howard. 

Pres Challenge:  anything Halloween related. 

        For November:  Christmas ornament, and for December:  gift exchange.


Main Agenda - September:  Wood Toxicity, Dr Podlone


Dr PodloneSeptember  meeting was a presentation by Dr Podlone on wood toxicity.  See the home page for the details and the video.

Good news is that there are no reports of lung carciogens in wood dust.   Nasal passage problems are another story.  He advocates the use of a good dust collector, a very good respirator and a nasal wash.


President's Challenge and Show-and-Tell:     had a good turnout

the worksWinslow a mahogany bowl, Bob Tang a Black Acacia multi-purpose bowl.  Don Jensen a Black Oak bowl, Cecil a natural edge bowl and a goblet plus mallet. 

Lou a series of shakers and caliedoscopes,  Lonnie a Olive small natural edge, Starry a Pear bowl, natural edge, Phil a segmented bowl, John Ross a carob bowl, Ed Howes a nice bowl.

LutzGeorge Lutz a maple burl platter and a colored red natural edge bowl.  Pic at right.

Glenn had a Liquid Amber and a maple burl bowls, Claude a torch and a burned bowl, Edgar pieces of a bowl along with some bowls not blown up, Al a nut cracker Claude'smesquite, Harvey Klein some pieces from Black Acacia and Walnut, and a very nice thin walnut bowl from our President Pat.   Peter Pipe had 3 bowls of various kinds. 

Lonnie also had a pine cone wine stopper: hardened and finished with CA glue. 

Claude's gasoline torch (at left), yes gasoline, is a marvel that hopefully he will continue to survive.   Tread carefully in his foot steps.  






FennellNext Demonstration:  Paul Fennell, for carving hallowed forms. 


Oct 9th (in a week), with the hands-on session on the 10th.   Location at Lonnie's.

Sign up now!!  Only a few so far.













Michael Hosaluk gave a fine demo on August 12th.    See the website page for details and videos.



See this page for details

and checkout the various videos covering the demo. 






Other org items:


The Club will have a competition eventon Nov 6th with feedback provided at the Nov club meeting.  Email Curtis or Laura if you can assist in the effort to organize.   

Also there was another look into the meeting location, since the cost of the current locations is deemed a bit high.  It does appear that a church in Los Altos near the LACY site is a good option. 

Tri-Valley had a show on Sept. 17, 18th.  Several club members had tables there.

Anchorseal supply from Jim is running low and will not be replaced due to increased shipping costs.

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.

Club Patches have arrived.   Each club member will receive one. 


Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.   TGannon

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