2017 EOG Grant Recipient

Club Member Turnings: click any thumbnail picture to see larger image.

HOLIDAY RAFFLE:  Selling tickets for the raffle has opened !!!  SEE RAFFLE PAGE.  CLICK ON RAFFLE PAGE in the HEADERS.  THREE PRIZES THIS YEAR!!!!!!      Powermatic full size lathe, Jet Midi lathe, and Sorby boxed set of tools.

Washington State Fair at the Spokane FairGrounds:  We had a great time at the Fair this year !    Here are a could pics of our set up this year.  We made a bunch of kids happy and spread the word about out club !  Thanks to everyone that helped out this year as a demonstrator, talker, or helper !


WOODCRAFT Spokane IS CLOSED FOR BUSINESS.  There is no confirmed news on any possible reopening, either in the same, or other location.

Meetings are held at Riverview Retirement Community Shop.  Please plan to bring your own "card table" chair for seating. Monthly Club Meeting LOCATION INFORMATION: 1711 E. Ross Ct.  SPOKANE, WA.   TURN LEFT OFF UPRIVER AT Granite Ave AND TAKE THE LEFT INTO THE PARKING LOT BEFORE ROSS CT.  Or make a left onto Ross Ct and proceed to the dead end, turning left into the parking lot.  It is centrally located, easy to get to and parking is easy (no tiny spots that can't even fit a Mini-Cooper !).


WANT TO JOIN INW? :  EASY !!!  Go to the Store and Dues Page, scroll down to New Membership and securely pay on  line.  You will receive an email with details on member sign on information within several days.

All The News That's Fit to Turn !

Please see our Links Page for sources of tools, supplies, and other ideas vital to woodturners.  Constantly being updated based on member recommendations !
Downloads as PDF's to you downloads file location:
GREAT ARTICLE on SPALTING from the AAW: AW2506p54-60


Calendar View:  Click Here
Regular Club Meeting: OCTOBER 3rd  meeting will be at Riverview and bring a chair.  The presentation is on PEN TURNING with invited guest presenter (and a long time INW member) LAUREN RANTS.  The AV system will be up and running!  DON'T MISS THIS ONE:  the nuts and bolts of pen turning by a true master !  See:  https://www.potteryplaceplus.com/lauren-rants
Advanced Scheduling
Board Meeting:   Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM at Frankie Doodles just East of Division on 3rd Ave.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Next meeting  SEPTEMBER 19th.

Regular club meeting October 3rd.  Lauren Rants will be giving a "nuts and bolts" demonstration on pen turning.  He will go step by step through the process and review the fixings needed to do pen turning from kits. Lauren is one of the best pen makers in the area and his knowledge and skill we be great to see !  Lauren no longer uses pen kits himself, so additionally, he will share some of his insights into full out pen making from raw materials.

Riverview Shop Events:
Third Saturday of Each Month at Riverview:  Riverview Retirement Community Workshop.  An INW members only event.  Novice turners welcome !  Coordinators: Ron Gooley and Tommy John.  Always check this web site for any other announcements regarding Riverview sessions. We will note ONLY IF the month session is canceled !  Location:  1711 E. Ross Ct. -- 9:00 AM start.   Bring your own wood and tools. If you have a problem piece or tool, this is a good time to get help with it.  Fantastic opportunity for new turners to get expert mentoring!   
LEND A LATHE PROGRAM UP AND RUNNING !    The Lend A Lathe Program is designed primarily for new turners getting a start on their woodturning experience. Currently a Rikon Midi is in the program, with an initial 3 month loan period.  For applications and supporting materials contact LALP Director,  Damon at  bruadair@gmail.com       
INW has also renewed its support of the VetsGarage in its new location (3915 E. Francis Ave., #C10, Spokane, WA 99217, near Francis and Freya).   

Group Purchases and Store News:

FINAL SALE PRICING ! A small number of  gouges remain and we are reducing our prices to bare bones minimum to sell off remaining stock.  See the Store and Dues Page for details.

Bowl Flute Profile                                                                  Spindle Gouge Profile


Bowl and spindle gouges are 16" long with flute ground throughout.  This allows for different profiles on each side of tool.  There are some 8" lengths of the 3/8" and 1/2" available on the store page.   ALSO: see the Members Resource Page for information on hollow modular and collet based handles that you may want to have for these tools.     Here is a brief guide to profiles, flutes, and purposed gouges:

guidetogouges  (downloads a pdf to your computer, good review of gouge forms and use)

Here is a useful PDF on the 40/40 grind:  This is a favored bowl gouge grind, promoted by Stewart Batty.  (downloads a pdf to your computer)


Member's Resource News:

Deep Hollowing:  Other than spindle work and bowls, deep hollowing is a main area of turning.  Considered an "advanced" practice by some, there are techniques to make this practice available to almost all turners.  Here is a review of various deep hollowing techniques, devices, fixtures, and safety.  see:   https://inwwoodturners.com/member-resources/deep-hollowing-techniques

OK, you mini-lathe folks:  You want to see crazy ?  Well this is crazy !  Worth a look see!


An article on VACUUM CHUCK SET UP is available on the Member's Resources page.

Candle Stick Drill Bit:  Modification of an inexpensive spade bit:  see Member Resource Page

Need something?  Go to the Links page as it may have a great source for you listed, with many suppliers that our members have experience with.  If you have a recommendation to list, please let us know.

Become a Member :  Click here!

Renewal annual dues are due at the beginning of January.  2019 INW Dues  are $35.00 (single or family). Renewal at any time during the year remains $35.00.
NEW memberships are prorated by the amount of the year remaining with a minimum in June through December of $25.00.   Pay on line on the Dues and Store page, or at meetings. 
There is also a STORE  "item" for donations, in which you can donate in multiples of $10.00 amounts. All donations are fully tax deductible and a receipt can be provided if requested.  Dues and donations are a way we can continue to provide and increase YOUR clubs services and quality ! 
MEMBERS UPDATE YOUR PAGE PROFILES: after you sign in, please go to "MY ACCOUNT" and then to "MY PROFILE" and  fill in your profile information.  You can make the information available to other members or hidden.  You can add an avatar (picture of yourself or your dog) and personal statements on turning/artist' s biography, etc.   Upload pictures of your work to your page !  Take a plunge and get-er-done !  Let us know if you have problems and we will help you out .

Turning of the Month: If you have a picture of one of your pieces that you would like to submit for consideration as Turning of the Month, please send it to us.  We will try to change these out at least monthly.       inwwoodturners@gmail.com

Ponderosa Pine vessel by Damon.  Pine needle woven into the top opening. 7" diameter.  Again, who says pine is not a turning wood?

Yeah, it's not a wood turning, but I wanted to see if anyone actually scrolled down to the bottom of the main home page !  Tully v porcupine.  What Tully has to say is "eh, you should see the other guy".  Adds to my "I hate rodents" book !  Carl.



OUR VIDEO LIBRARY and book library is available for check out at our monthly meetings. Each video or book has a sign out card.  We will make them available for self help, sign out and sign back in when done.  The library materials are great to borrow and watch !

Tree Falls:  If anyone has, or knows of some good turning trees that are down and could be harvested, let any Board member know and we will look into it for a Club Cutting.

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