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All The News That's Fit to Turn !

INW is now doing once a month demonstrations and mentoring at FAFB.  They have a great woodshop at Fairchild and we are privileged to be able to help our active and retired servicemen with their wood turning skills.  To participate please talk to Damon or Doug.
INW is having a first ever RAFFLE DRAWING for a Powermatic 3520C Lathe and accessories! The drawing will be held at the December Christmas Meeting Party!  The raffle is now fully SOLD OUT!  Thanks to those that bought tickets and good luck to all !

Group Purchases and Store News:

CA GLUE ORDERING:  SEE THE STORE PAGE !  Order now and when all orders are in the glue and accelerator will be ordered from the supplier.  Do not expect delivery till mid December.  You must specify which thickness you want.  See description on the Store page for details.

INW has bought 65 bowl and spindle gouges from Serious Toolworks at wholesale. After years of valiant effort to break into this market, Serious has gone out of business. We want to pass on the savings to you!  Our pricing is 25% below typical retail. Further details at the meetings and the tools ARE CURRENTLY  listed on the Store Page.  Do not try to order from the Serious Toolworks web page but feel free to look here for descriptions of the tools and prior retail pricing):   http://www.serioustoolworks.com/woodturning-gouges.php

Typical Bowl Flute Profile

Typical Spindle Gouge Profile

1"  and 7/8" gouges are 16" long and have 3/4" tang for mounting.

All other bowl and spindle gouges are 16" long with flute ground throughout !  Allows two different profiles on each side of tool. Even consider cutting the tool in half and have two separate gouges from the single piece!  ALSO: see the Members Resource Page for information on hollow modular and collet based handles that you may want to have for these tools.  And 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)


Calendar View:  Click on this Here

Regular Club Meeting: December 6th: Holiday Party and turning challenge.  RAFFLE WILL BE HELD FOR POWERMATIC 3520C LATHE !!! 
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  December 20th.  

Riverview Shop Events:

Third Saturday at Riverview:  NOVEMBER SESSION WILL NOT BE HELD !!!.  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. 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 !

Woodcutting session(s):  All MEMBERS WELCOME.  SOME CUT, SOME GATHER AND HELP!  We need some more material to make a day of it.  If you know of any hardwood trees available, let a Board member know.  The Board has decided to have a fee of $20 per cutting session, per member taking wood from cutting.  This is JUST to cover costs !  We have also assigned a Safety Officer to each cutting and the number of chain saws in use will be limited to the quantity and lay out of the cutting location.  Full details of any cutting session will be sent by email of details  to all members.

Member's Resource News:
Note that all our events, including regular meetings, conform to AAW minimum age requirement of 10 years of age and older.  All minors should have a parent or guardian in attendance with them.

Deep Hollowing:  Page updated with more pictures and information !    Review of various deep hollowing techniques, devices, fixtures, and safety.  See pull down menu item in the header under Member Resources or CLICK HERE:     https://inwwoodturners.com/member-resources/deep-hollowing-techniques

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

TREASURER'S MESSAGES:  Annual dues are due at the beginning of each New Year.  2019 INW Dues  will be $35.00 per year (single or family).  IF YOU PAY DURING THE REMAINDER OF 2018 we will keep the 2018 $30 fee for your 2019 membership !  Pay on line or at meetings to Carl. All student memberships are free.  Your memberships are vital to the success of our club, and even more so, your participation !   There is also an "item" for donation, in which you can donate in MULTIPLES of a minimum of $10.00 amounts. Dues and donations are a way we can continue to provide and increase YOUR clubs services and quality !  All donations are fully tax deductible and a receipt can be provided if requested.  (You will see WPY*WePay as the recipient of the payment on your credit card reports.)
MEMBERS: after you sign in, please go to "MY ACCOUNT" and then to "MY PROFILE" and  fill in your profile information.  PLEASE MAKE SURE your email address is up to date.   You can make the information available to other members or hidden in most all fields.  You can add an avatar (picture of yourself or your dog) and personal statements on turning/artist' s biography, etc.    Take a plunge and get-r-done !

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 on to inwwoodturners@gmail.com.  We will try to change these out at least monthly.

This month:  Something entirely different.  Making a bowl from a rock !  Alabaster.  7" x 3". Turned by Carl.  Raw rock alabaster is a cut off of the piece used  for the bowl.



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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PLEASE see the WEB STORE PAGE to make donations in multiples of $10 by on line credit card.  Cash or checks for donations to Treasurer Carl.

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