February Meeting Notes

Sunday’s meeting was at Les’ shop and Denny took over while Alfredo was home ill. We had a few new folks at the meeting, and we discussed the idea of creating turnings for an auction. We’re pursuing Cancer Resource Center and Safe Passage and having a booth at the logging show.

We had our show and tell time and saw some very nice bowls turned by Dan from Albion. Larry showed some of his bowls and Wayne completed the goblet Alfredo started for his demonstration the previous month. Harolde showed the strings of little balls he was making as an exercise with a skew chisel and how they formed a pyramid puzzle.

We moved from there to the demonstration by Denny, taking a piece of tan oak firewood and reading the grain, breaking it down to square with an axe and hammer, chucking it up and turning it round with this massive tool that is a combination skew and gouge. From there, Bill showed us some of his technique in marking off a bowl from a log, and his circle cutting jig that fits his band saw.

We held the raffle at the end and raised another thirty five dollars for the club. Among the wood being raffled were several turning jigs that Larry found at a yard sale, and a couple cans of finishing oils.

We finished the day with a trip by Wayne’s tailgate to bring home some of the oranges and grapefruits from his garden. Sorry, no pictures of the fruit.

Denny said “here is where I got my 3-in-1 Skew Gouge, it came from, Ashley Turning tools in UK, Tools for Working Wood here is USA carries them.”

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