Past Events

February 4, 2021: Member Ron Valley demonstrated, via Zoom from his garage shop, construction of his unique jigs and their use for mounting a router for embellishment of vases and platters with fluted design. Fluting is a super useful embellishment technique, used perhaps most on spindle turnings such as vases or table legs. This is a technique available to turners of any skill level to augment their turnings, and this demonstration touched on many aspects of the multi-step process. Handout can be found in Member Resources.

January 7, 2021:  Guest demonstrator Kirk DeHeer of Craft Supplies gave our large Zoom audience a full 3 hours of learning and discussion on tool sharpening and grinders.  We had more than 40 attendees and had ample time for questions (we were FULL of questions!) and helpful answers by Kirk; something for everyone. Kirk mentioned the new series of “Woodturning 101” videos that Craft Supplies USA is producing and which are accessible on their website HERE. The first 2 out of a potential 6 are ready for viewing on YouTube. He also referenced the “Woodturning Notes” pamphlet produced by Allan Batty several years ago. It includes guidelines for sharpening skew chisels and can be downloaded in PDF format for free from their website, HERE.

December 3, 2020:  Member Damon did a wonderful presentation on multi-axis turning.  He filled in with essentially no notice when the scheduled demonstrator was ill.  Damon’s multiaxis work, including his spectacular fish turnings can be seen on the Members’ Gallery page.

November 5, 2020:  Arizona-based Craig Timmerman returned with a highly anticipated interactive remote demonstration (IRD) from his studio shop on Zoom. He introduced multi axis turning by producing beautiful weed pots. Very useful demo with many tips and additional information in response to questions from our large group of attendees.

October 1, 2020:  Members Ron Valley and Carl Bodenstein presented on scrapers.  Good references can be found on the YouTube videos made by Brian Havens, an excellent turner and teacher. Click HERE for one of them.  

September 3, 2020:  Member Doug Eaton presented on how to prepare a log to be a bowl blank. 

August 6, 2020:   We welcomed professional turner Craig Timmerman for an interactive remote demonstration (IRD) on winged and footed bowls. Fascinating photos of some of his work can be seen by clicking HERE. and by searching his name on YouTube. Craig is an experienced and remarkable turner who specializes in the native mesquite of his home state of Arizona. His use of equipment for Zoom presentations is also professionally done.  Complete session Video and Reference lists can be accessed by members on our Members Resources page by clicking HERE

July 18, 2020: The team of Alan and Lauren Zenreich gave an IRD on turning and embellishing pendants.  Their reference materials are on the INW Members Resources page HERE.   

June 4, 2020: Trent Bosch, nationally renowned turner and tool maker,  presented bowl turning and bowl  embellishment techniques.  He also offers IRDs on his own webcasting site HERE

May 7, 2020: Local turner Damon demonstrated his buffing technique and tools using the Beale Buffing System.¬† ¬†Members can review Damon’s PDF handout on buffing in the INW Members Resources page HERE.

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