WoodCraft Spokane Valley News: REOPENED !!!!
Well Well WELL !!! WoodCraft had a "soft opening" on May 15th. INW has not had any discussions with the new management regarding INW involvements in the store. We will keep you informed as more information becomes available. In all events this is good news for our woodturning and woodworking community.
IMPORTANT UP TO DATE ANNOUNCEMENTS !
UPCOMING ZOOM MEETINGS: June 4th, our meeting at 6:00 PM; Trent Bosch begins promptly at 7:00 PM.
We are thrilled to have nationally renowned turner and tool maker, Trent Bosch present bowl turning and bowl embellishment techniques. Trent is a great demonstrator and you really need to Zoom in for this one ! INW is paying for Trent's demo as a benefit to our members. Definitely value added for our members !
5/8/20: INW had a GREAT Zoom meeting 5/7/20. Damon's demo of buffing technique was great and included the use of the Beale Buffing System including how to prep new pads, when and how to use each of the compounds, how to present the works surface to the buffing pad, safety considerations as well as how to clean the pads. We had a total of 43 members on line for the demo and it went really well as a first adventure with a live interactive demo. Thanks to Damon for being the guinea pig ! Members can check out Damon's hand out NOW on buffing in the Members Resources Page.
EMAILS: You should be receiving emails from us regularly. IF YOU ARE NOT getting emails, there are a few paid up members that we do not have proper working email addresses for. IF YOU ARE ONE OF THEM, please send an email to email@example.com and we will update your email address. This is important as we are holding Zoom meetings for members only and notifications will be send ONLY via email .
Community Programs and Mentoring: All currently on hold.
Program for District 81 Middle and High Schools: Members of INW are currently helping Ferris students with their wood turning projects through demonstrations and mentoring. Schools with wood shop and available for our help: Ferris HS, Shadle HS, Rodgers HS, Chase MS, Salk MS, and Glover MS. Our kids need our help ! Their industrial arts teachers need our help ! Consider volunteering. We would like to have a minimum of 2 volunteers for each school location. Typically a volunteer helps in the shop one period once a week. That's only one hour a week ! Please contact Ron Valley or Treasurer Carl for more information on how you can help out.
VetsGarage (3915 E. Francis Ave., #C10, Spokane, WA 99217, near Francis and Freya). Mentoring new turners every Tuesday, early afternoon. Please talk to President Doug for more information how you can help out.
Fairchild Air Force Base woodturning mentoring: Members of INW are invited to help mentor beginning turners at FAFB on the 1st Saturday of each month. The wood shop at FAFB is fantastic and they have several lathes on which we can help military staff and retired military learn our wonderful craft. Please talk to Damon or Doug for attendance infomation.
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. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apricot bowls turned wet and then allowed to dry and warp. 5" diameter. Danish oiled and buffed. By Damon.
Wood Cutting Future Wood: Silver Maple
We scored some big trunk rounds of very nice silver maple at the very end of April. The rounds are Anchorsealed and will be kept moist and tarped till we can get to them in another cutting. Be patient, we will get there !
Wood Cutting Event Early March
We had a great day of cutting and gathering several species of wood in early March. Species were Black Walnut, English Walnut, Sycamore and Cherry. The Sycamore and the English Walnut were a great surprise of beautiful wood. A good time was had by all and no one got hurt ! We are so glad to have been able to distribute some wood before the CoVid19 lock down and for members to have wood in their own shops for use during these trying times.
And while we are showing Sam hard at work for the club cutting, here are a couple shots of Sam using his big chain saws and an Alaska type mill for some slabbing projects.
FERRIS WITH THEIR NEW TOOLS DONATED BY INW!
RON VALLEY WITH THE FERRIS TURNING CLUB GROUP !
Regular Club Meetings
Regular club meetings: SEE NOTICES AT TOP OF PAGE.
Please refer to the top of this page for ongoing and up to the minute announcements about our meetings and events.
Gene Turner, our monthly wood raffle manager. Gene goes out for the wood and prepares it for the raffle table. This is a bigger job than most realize! Thanks Gene !
Shelly Hayes: our club photographer ! All the shots of members pieces and events are by Shelly. Thanks Shelly !
Third Saturday Community Workshop
Third Saturday of Each Month: Work shops and special events and demonstrations
An INW members only event and a great reason to become a member!
These sessions are currently in suspension and we will let you know when we resume. Third Saturday sessions may include other formats and demonstrations, including slabbing chain saw mills, and the like. Stay tuned !
A Great Saturday at Riverview Session !
Damon doing a very thin turning with a back light, in preparation for piercing.
Members can pull down the submenu under Member Resources and see the review of deep hollowing techniques and tools. "There are many ways to do this" CJB. "But there is only one best way" RG. Take a look and decide for yourself !
Group Purchases and Store News:
Guide to Gouges: see on Member Resource Page.
Member's Resource News:
New PDF handout on buffing with the Beale systems by Damon is now posted on the Members Resources Page.
Two new articles on tuning up your lathe to help it run true, and getting rid of vibrations are now on the member resources page. Since many of us never attend to necessary lathe maintenance, these are worth the read ! Then do some work to get your lathe in peak form.
A new YouTube with Glenn Lucas demonstration how to remount a rough turned and aged to dry bowl blank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUKPO_MNn-w
Using PEG to stabilize wet turnings and prevent cracking on drying. See it on the Members Resources page !
Guide to Gouges and a new video on getting the 40/40 grind are now on the Member Resources page.
Notes on Reverse Chucking to finish backs or bottoms of projects is now available to download on the Member Resources page.
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.
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.
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. Some notes regarding harvesting wood: Wood gathering that is a club sanctioned event requires at least one Officer of the Board to be present during the event. Additionally it is not allowed to fell any trees (on private or public property) as a part of INW. You may do so if you desire but at your own risk and liability. These rules are considered reasonable and in accord with the club's insurance coverage requirements.
Speaking of hauling wood:
INW is the proud owner of a very handy log hauling trolly. See the link that follows for a picture. We will be using it on "club wood gatherings" but can make it available on loan to INW members for their own use when needed. Contact Carl regarding availability. Use for wood/logs only please (i.e. not refrigerators...). Picture of Log Hauling Trolly
General Resources and Links:
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:
New article/manual of TRUE oval turning. Fascinating!
GREAT ARTICLE on SPALTING from the AAW: AW2506p54-60
GREAT ARTICLE on COMPRESSED WOOD from the AAW: AW2906p25-29
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 !
Testing Wood Glues: a youtube video. This one is worth the trouble of skipping the commercials. Please hit skip the commercials as soon as possible. I am not responsible if you watch the commercials ! Carl . What is really amazing is how relatively well Elmers original wood glue does ! Not the best anymore, but still pretty amazing.
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