West Bay Woodturners

September 2013  Newsletter

Barry's work

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Next meeting on Oct 8th:  7PM at the Bridge Church:  Directions

Agenda:  Bob Bley on Techniques of Turning with a Strobe, and a New Dust Collection tool 

President's Challenge:  A turned Bird House Ornament






Demo by Mark Gardner on November 8th.   Details online.  

         Hollow forms without hollowing, surface embellishment, and square bowl turning with multi-axis. 


Ellsworth Demo in Q1 2014 being finalized.



Occurred: Doug Fisher

Date:  Friday May 3rd

Off center and textured turning.

See the pics:  Link

See his web-site:  Link








September Meeting:  Winslow on the making of Bird House Ornaments.



LonnieThe main agenda item was a demo by our Richard Winslow on Bird House Ornaments.

 Richard Winslow demonstrated how he makes bird house ornaments. He included a handout for those who were at the club meeting. He pointed out that there are a couple of turners who have written books on the subject, Dale Nish and Dick Sing.


On other business:  Pat pointed out that we are planning for a club competition for the November club meeting. Information to come on rules etc. 

A survey will be sent out to the membership.

Cecil Dobbs has worked with Peter Pipe to try to find a way to get the mentoring program going again. The two of them will work it out and let the members know how the program works.

Ken McCloud has taken over the CA glue role for the club, so if you want CA glue, see him.

We had 2 items in the president's challenge, turnings made from wood gathered at the club BBQ. We also had 3 items in the show and tell. One was a flute, made from the information available at this Link.



Other Organizational Items:


wood auction


CA glue is available from Ken, and Jim has Anchorseal at $15 a bottle.


There are a number of positions open presently in the Club.  Please consider volunteering as an individual or as a team.  


Finances look strong.


Remember, the most dangerous item in the shop or behind the chainsaw is you.



Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.   TGannon

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