2015 – February Meeting
Rob Kingham opened the meeting. One new visitor.
Rob gave the usual reminder to join the AAW.
AAW looking for folks who are planning to attend to volunteer. Note no free attendance. Rob sent out an email with the detail on 11 Feb. Contact Rob if you did not get the email or cannot find the email.
AAW is also asking the local chapters to donate at least 10 turned bowls and 15 pens for the show which will be sold to the community program by next May. No details on sizes or shapes. Rob is asking for a club member to co-ordinate the LVW effort.
Reminder for Tylersport Wood Carving and Turning Fair. March 6 – 8. See News – Events menu for more details. LVW will have a stand. Ed Youtz and Steve Reppert are looking for volunteers to help with turning demonstrations.
Reminder for Elwood Borger wood and tool sale on Sunday March 15. See link from Home Page for details and directions.
Rick Bryant will be displaying at the 15th Annual Plaid Show at the Gallery at St Johns Lutheran Church located at 330 Ferry Street, Easton, PA 18042.
A link to the Gallery page, but not sure how often this is updated.
This months perpetual turning is a small walnut bowl made by Paul Bader and won by Nicole Reppert.
Demonstrating by Tom Buchner. Slight change of topic. Turning a natural edge bowl. The pictures cannot do justice to the demonstration. Lots of nuances and details of techniques explained. An excellent demonstration and lots of interactions and questions from the audience.
Tom provided a handout which has been added to the Projects page scroll down to :
Tom started with talking about wood selection. Normally important, but even more important for natural edge since most of the time we want the bark to remain on the turning. Tom recommends a good reference book to assist with wood selection is shown below.
The book is in the LVW Media Library, ID = B39. Listed as “Liz & Michael Odonnell: Turning Green Wood“
Tom likes a 2 prong spur to mount the blank. Tom has a 4 prong spur which he removed 2 prongs. If you want to purchase a 2 prong, this one mounts in a scroll chuck.
Show and Tell:
Coloring on the small bowls made by Mike Kuterbach is Gilders Paster. Available at many art supply stores. One example.