January Meeting Notes

Well kids,are we having fun yet?

At our January meeting we discussed the membership list having phone numbers. If your number isn’t on the list (to be sent out shortly) and you’d like it to be, please send it in to Roger webmaster.1@mendocinowoodturnersguild.org

We spoke about Little Free Library Boxes and some showed interest in making some. For those that would like to help in this project, please contact Joanna Wigginton, jgreen@mcn.org or 964-7577. More information about the Little Free Libray boxes here’s a link to the Little Free Library site – https://littlefreelibrary.org/ . This link – https://littlefreelibrary.org/build/ goes to the instructions for creating a Little Free Library box. This is a movement that started in 2009 and is currently active in 27 countries.

We spoke about an all day meeting to make skew chisels at Kevin’s shop,and Lee will pursue that arrangement.

Mike lssel offered wood forturning from his Albion property, redwood and tan oak. You can contact Mike at michael_issel@pacbell.net

We spoke about everyone taking a turn doing demonstrations and we can all learn and help each other in that way.

We did our show and tell next. Russ showed some beautiful Black Wood boxes he turned from rough clarinet bells.They had embelishments engraved with dentist drill bits.

Doug explained a clock he made and spoke of an ornamental lathe.

Lee showed a turning he did from Locust Wood and then used his drills to do some piercing in it.

Alfredo showed some of his recent boxes, then we went into the raffle. Our treasury has expanded $58 from the past two raffles.

Next, Alfredo demonstrated turning a segmented goblet and that filled out the balance of our time.

For those of you that were not there, you missed out on a fun second Sunday. The next meeting is scheduled to be at Les’ shop.

Lee’s turned Locus wood that might be an eighth of an inch thick

one of Russ’ boxes

a clarinet bell blank

Alfredos piece with the copper and turquoise inlay

Doug’s clock front

Doug’s clock back

Alfredo’s demonstration – a segmented goblet

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