October 2020 Newsletter Sep

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October Meetings

Three meetings are planned for October all virtual via Zoom
Co-hosted by West Bay Woodturners & Silicon Valley Woodturners.

Wednesday, October 7, 7:30 pm
Demo by Michael Alguire.
Visit his site at www.michaelalguire.com

Monday, October 12, 7pm
Show & Tell

Wednesday, October 21, 7 pm
Sawdust Session

Check your email for Zoom log-on instructions.

Michael Alguire 

Upcoming Events

October 24, 6 pm PST
David Ellsworth
Natural-Edge Bowl
AAW Master Series
$10 for AAW members
More information

AAW Remote Demonstration Event Calendar
An ongoing calendar of AAW remote virtual demos
The Calendar List

Show & Tell - Wednesday September 2


Photos of the show.

Wednesday September 9
Segmenters meeting - “How did you do that?”
Coordinated by David Vannier

Dave Vannier and Tom Kenyon showed us each of their processes of creating unique segmented turnings.
Wow! How did you do that?


This virtual Zoom meeting was co-hosted by WBW & SVW moderated by Bob Bley
Photos of the segmentation process

Monday September 14
Photo Editing by Mike Lanahan

Mike grew up in a photography darkroom. So he has a built in interest and skill as a photographer. But instead of a darkroom his modern preference to photo manipulation is Adobe Lightroom. He showed us the features and ease of use of Lighroom. You can adjust Exposure, contrast, highlights, shadow, whites, blacks, etc. You can crop, rotate and other adjustments. If you use it, a good bargain at $10/month.

Photos of Mike's presentation


Wednesday September 23 - Sawdust session


Photos of the sawdust session.

Peter Pipe Woodturner

A message from Richard Winslow:

I am sorry to announce that one of our senior woodturners, Peter Pipe, passed away Thursday night (October 1).
Peter has been a member since the early days of West Bay Woodturners. Peter mentored many of our members when they joined the club and was always enjoyed helping anyone who asked for advice. He was 96 years old and had a full life.
He started as an apprentice organ builder and repair man as a teenager in England. During World War II he taught RAF pilots to fly (still as a teen age boy). He supported his family in the U.S. as a writer of technical manuals for dentists.
His special interest has always been woodturning ever since he worked in the organ building business.
We will miss his presence at our meetings.

Peter Pipe

"As the Wood Turns" Segmenting & Insanity - by Dave Vannier

This month has been a month overcoming obstacles. Everyone knows the definition of insanity, doing thing over and over the same way and expecting a different result. This month I concluded that Persistence minus Insanity = Stubbornness.

I started working on this piece 3 weeks ago, attempting to address what I thought was wrong with the last segmented piece. After planning, cutting, and assembling, I turned it for the first time, with a few more turnings to go. So far, so good. Next turning, I blew up the top. Deep breath, start over making a top. Same process, got away with it. But then blew up the bottom. Both cases, the walnut failed. This time, a major failure. Ugh.

I tried to figure out why it blew up, and concluded doing it the same way again would end up with the same result. So, time to change the process. I thought I had been doing it the safest way possible, but the pieces just wasn’t strong enough to be turned. This piece has 12 segments per row, with only 4 in each row glued down until the inside is turned, so not very strong. This time I was able to finish it.

So, my persistence was very high, my insanity slightly less, and my stubbornness not to bad.

The result is a piece I like, but it has a different look than I expected.

The lesson I learned is that I need to work on lowering my insanity.



2020 WBW board members and committee chairs

President: Tom Gaston
Vice President: Bob Bley
Treasurer:  Jon Bishop
Secretary:  Roman Chernikov
Member at Large: Claude Godcharles
Meeting Program Coordinator: TBD
Visiting artist Coordinator:  Bob Bley
Anchor seal:  Dennis Lillis
CA Glue:  Tom Kenyon
Craft Supply:  Richard Winslow
Coffee & Cookies:  Phil Feiner
Librarian: Kelly Smith
Audio Visual: Curtis Vose
Website & Newsletter:  Tom Haines


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