Announcements

Look for our old Newsletters, Past Events, Turning Tips, Woodcutting and Meeting Handouts under the Member Resources menu.


Auction

The spherical box made by Cindy Drozda’s during her demonstration to the club in November, 2021 will be auctioned at this meeting!  The box is signed by Cindy and engraved with “2021 INW demo.” The starting bid will be $25.00 and will increase in $5.00 increments. You have to be present to bid.


Store News

We have now listed both Anchorseal and Thin, Medium, and Thick CA Glue, as well as Accelerator, on the Store Page !

Anchorseal and cyanoacrylate (CA) Glue/Accelerator is in stock!   See in  Store and Dues page in the main header.  Pay on-line when ordering and plan to pick up at a meeting or with personal arrangement as noted.  All advanced orders must be paid on-line please.


Upcoming Meetings and Events

On On Thursday, June 2nd, Sam and Jacob will demonstrate How to Turn a Sphere at the monthly Member Meeting.

On Thursday, July 7th Rick Urban will demonstrate “Where’s My Wood the Lost Wood Process” during our monthly Member Meeting. The Lost Wood process involves gluing two pieces of desirable wood together with a spacer of “waste wood” in between. This blank is mounted on the lathe and, during turning, the waste wood is separated from the outer pieces which are then be joined back together. Rick’s method results in some amazing ovoid/lenticular forms. This demonstration will be via Zoom and details will be posted as soon as they become available so stay tuned! Read more about the Lost Wood process as described by Art Liestman here and check out Rick’s gallery of work.

Rick Urban – Lost Wood Process Ovaloid

On Thursday, August 4th, Don Scott will demonstrate How to Turn a Segmented Bowl from Flat Stock at our monthly Member Meeting.

On Thursday, September 1st, Ron LaRue will demonstrate how to turn Christmas Ornaments. This is the perfect time to get started on turning for the holidays!

On Thursday, October 6th for our monthly Member Meeting, Eric Lofstrom will demonstrate turning Fitted Lid Boxes, “a great exercise in precision, planning and refining your process of design.” Through Eric’s 10-step process, you will learn how to create an end grain box that can be simple or extremely ornate! This demonstration will be via Zoom so keep an eye here for details!  

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Eric Lofstrom – Fitted Lid Boxes

Help Wanted

We are in need of one or two Audio/Video volunteers immediately. Responsibilities include setting up cameras and microphones at meetings and presentations. Experience is a plus but training will be provided if needed.  The volunteer must be available at the main monthly club meetings located at Ferris High School. Contact us if you are interested!


Turning of the Month

If you have a picture of one of your pieces that you would like to submit for consideration as an occasional feature please send it to inwwoodturners@gmail.com 

This piece from Don is made from maple and is two shallow bowls glued together. The black area on the top is carved lower to make the rest of it seem elevated, then it is wood burnt for the texture. The center band is covered with 24k gold leaf. The inner and outer band are dyed to make the curly maple figure stand out. Don attempted to get blue and yellow coloring, but it turned out to be green and yellow. The reverse side is pierced in a brick layer pattern. If you look closely, you will see square corners on each rectangle. It is pierced, then hand filed to get square corners. The finish is 5 coats of gloss lacquer, with a final coat of matte lacquer.

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