West Bay Woodturners Association

February 2012 Newsletter  

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Next Meeting:  March 13th,  Starts at 7PM, 

Location:  Bridges Church, Los Altos



Agenda is Jim Gott to demonstrate the making of lidded boxes. 

President's Challenge:  Goblet, thin neck or otherwise

Reminder:  the Clewes demo is this coming weekend, Mar 11 in San Jose.

Main Agenda - February: Long, thin necked goblets


Dr PodloneMain agenda item was Tom Howard demonstrating the turning of thin-necked goblets.   He nearly did one in a short time but we all had a good idea as to how to make one.  Video sometime later this month. lidded box

Presidents Challenge was lidded box with very good turnout.  16 total presenters for both categories was a good turnout.

Show-and-tell also had a great turnout.  More pics posted later this month on our website.  No not on Yahoo!!


AAW 2012 Symposium and Visit  


Next June will find the annual AAW Symposium in San Jose.  A good percentage of club members are members of the AAW and have been to this symposium.    The Club will assist in the volunteer ranks to make this 2012 Symposium a success. 

The 3 local clubs will partner to make this happen, and it takes 20 committees to conduct a symposium.   The page for our club is at LINK, including the new logo.

David Vannier is leading the charge for our club.

For the highlights of the 2011 Symposium, see this Link




Clewes Clewes


Next Demonstration will be on Mar 11, 2012: 


Jimmy Clewes.  Should be a good one.  Directions have been sent in email. 



Other org items:


New Officers were elected: Pat will return as President for another year, to be joined by David Vannier as Vice President (head of vice, always knew he was well qualified), Curtis Vose as Secretary, and Starry Chan as Treasurer.   Hurrah for Edgar and the work he did.  Thanks EW!!

George Lutz is working on delivering the classes for the club and now has a good idea of what the club wants.  Great news that we can figure this out.

Dan Schkolnik talked about the library, and the need for a digital version and not books or DVD's. Options for selling the hardcopy books will be explored.

Laura spoke about the upcoming demos by Jimmy Clewes (Sunday, March 11th) and Graeme Priddle (Saturday, May 5th - joint demo with Silicon Valley Woodturners).  There is also a possibility of hainv Joey Richardson after the symposium in June. 

The acacia that was sold at this meeting (still had a lot left over) was Wattle Acacia.

CA glue is available from Peter Pipe, who informs us that it is difficult to maintain a "sensible inventory", which when said with a British accent contains some humor.  Thanks Peter.

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.  Link to see inventory is HERE.

The badge Nazi will be out at the next meeting.  I thought I shot that person.


Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.   TGannon

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