January 2019 Newsletter

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January Meeting

Tuesday, January 8, 7 pm

Review of holiday party gift turnings

President's challenge:
Natural edge bowl or platter

Bridges Community Church
625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos

natural edge


Upcoming Events

Tuesday February 12
Program: Dave Vannier - Beading
President's challenge: A turning with chattering

March 15 2019 >> March 17
Oregon Woodturning Symposium
Location: Albany, Oregon

basket illusion


Holiday party and gift exchange


A collection of gifts, a tree with ornaments, a table with food, a lifetime honorary member award to Peter Pipe and a group of hungry woodturners with spouses and friends is all it took to make a great holiday party.

Appetizers were served at 6:30, dinner at 7 followed by the ornament raffle and gift exchange. The ornaments and gifts were of very high quality, evidence of much effort and skill on the part of the contributors.
See Meeting photos here



Barry and Laura Uden - 2019 WBW presidents

We're honored at being selected to be President of the WBW, and look forward to the opportunity to serve the membership. We're glad to be back after a hiatus of a few years and are happy to see all our fellow woodturners and friends old and new.

Our hope is to build on some of the many excellent ideas and activities we've observed from prior Presidents and Officers from the over 15 years that we've been members. As part of establishing a vision for the next 2 years, we'll be talking with each of you to understand your thoughts and ideas for what you'd like to get from the club or see the club achieve.

We and the rest of the WBW Officers and Board will need the support of each of you in order to be successful in realizing that vision. Together we can achieve great things! Let's turn this into a successful 2019. Happy New Year!

Barry and Laura


Are you ready for a larger lathe?

Oliver lathe

The Oliver Machine Company
Muscle machines from 1903 to 1999
by Alan Lacer

"Are you looking for a lathe with a little more oomph than your midi lathe? Maybe the 62-foot Oliver 18-A pictured above would fill the bill. Or perhaps you could drop a towering Oliver faceplate lathe?capable of 100"-diameter work?into your basement shop before turning your next bowl..."
Click here for the full AAW article.


2019 WBW board members and committee chairs

President:  Barry & Laura Uden
Vice President: Bob Bley
Treasurer:  Duncan MacMillan
Secretary:  Roman Chernikov
Member at Large: 
Meeting Program Coordinator: Bob Hedges
Visiting artist Coordinator:  Bob Bley
Anchor seal:  Dennis Lillis
CA Glue:  Tom Kenyon
Craft Supply:  Richard Winslow
Coffee & Cookies:  Phil Feiner
Librarian: Bob Hedges
Audio Visual: Curtis Vose
Website:  Tom Haines

click here for contact information on the above


Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.   Tom Haines