March, 2006

Meeting Information: Saturday, March 25th, from 9 am to 4 pm

Linda Salter: Segmented Turning

At Levi Mize Woodcraftsman’s Shop

162 Aviador Street #17+18, Camarillo, CA 93010

Aviador Street is N. of the Camarillo Airport and is reached from the Central Ave. exit off of US 101: go S. and turn left on Ventura Blvd. then right on Aviador St.  About three-quarters of the way to the dead end, on the left is a long building.  Levi’s  shop is the last two doors on the left on the S. side of the building.  Please park directly in front of or behind his shop or against the curb on the N. side of the building and not in front of other shops.  Look for signs that he has reserved space for his customers!

BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR OR SIT ON THE FLOOR

 This program was postponed at the last minute due to a non-turning injury sustained by Linda.  It will be reschedule for latter in the year.  See the April newsletter for the substituted program on turning green wood.

The program for March 25th is an all day demonstration by nationally known turner and demonstrator Linda Salter [check out her website which has a short bio and photos of her work].  She will be discussing segmented turning from planning phase thru assembly and then turning.  Linda has been very active in the West Bay Woodturners (San Francisco area) and has been president since 1998.

There will be a $25 fee for this all day event which includes the cost of lunch.  Please email  your RSVP  to editor so we will know how much food to prepare.

The February meeting at Russ Babbitt’s featured 5 lathes and a chance for everyone who wanted to either watch or take a turn. The meeting was very efficiently run by President Martha and we were out in the shop making shavings by 9:30! Our next hands-on meeting is Saturday, May 20th (note this is the 3rd Saturday not the usual fourth).

As mentioned in the February newsletter our AAW 2003 Club Challenge Trebuchet has been entered in the Edward Dean Museum’s “As the Wood Turns” woodturning show in Cherry Valley.  The show opens Sunday, March 5 with a free opening reception from 2 to 4pm.  Since the information on their website is a bit out of date I have emailed our members the current demonstration schedule which features Bonnie Klein on March 11th and 12th.  If you missed receiving this let me know at Editor and I will send it along.  Or you can contact Kurt Baruch at (951) 845-6064, kurtbaruch@msn.com of the Inland Woodturners club for more information.

Our woodturning involvement in the mentoring program at Cabrillo Middle School is continuing smoothly.  Your editor and Ron Lindsay recently did the demonstration day and Ron’s photos are below.  We can always use more mentors to help the kids so contact Al Geller if you can spend some very enjoyable time teaching.  Like our involvement in the Ventura County Fair you don’t have to be an advance turner to participate.  Remember the kids know less than you do, and teaching is the best way to improve your own skills as it makes you think about what you are doing.

President Matha leading meeting

President Matha leading meeting

Show-N-Tell table. Russ' orange rimmed platter on left has been accepted into Contours 2006 May-June show in San Luis Obispo Art Center.

Show-N-Tell table. Russ’ orange rimmed platter on left has been accepted into Contours 2006 May-June show in San Luis Obispo Art Center.

Bob looking at Paulo's new Jerry Glasser line of tools with lead inset rods to vary the weight.

Bob looking at Paulo’s new Jerry Glasser line of tools with lead inset rods to vary the weight.

Sam helping Crystal and Dennise with sanding a bowl

Sam helping Crystal and Dennise with sanding a bowl

Judging the thickness

Judging the thickness

Joel helping Steve lay out baby rattle. Steve had already inserted the beads and glued up the wood.

Joel helping Steve lay out baby rattle. Steve had already inserted the beads and glued up the wood.

Steve roughing out the shape

Steve roughing out the shape

Joel helping Steve with use of spindle gouge

Joel helping Steve with use of spindle gouge

David showing Matt how to make a small friction lid box

David showing Matt how to make a small friction lid box

Doug finishing top of shallow box

Doug finishing top of shallow box

Ron demostrating bowl making.

Ron demostrating bowl making.

Russ using friction jam chuck to finish bottom of bowl

Russ using friction jam chuck to finish bottom of bowl

Close up of final cuts on bowl foot

Close up of final cuts on bowl foot

Martha and guests with samples of the day's work

Martha and guests with samples of the day’s work

David demonstrating safety at Cabrillo Middle School. The tie, watch and ring were all removed as examples of possible saftey hazzards. The 7th graders make candlesticks as seen in the middle of the photo.

David demonstrating safety at Cabrillo Middle School. The tie, watch and ring were all removed as examples of possible saftey hazzards. The 7th graders make candlesticks as seen in the middle of the photo.

Demonstrating the roughing gouge

Demonstrating the roughing gouge

Using a straw broom to illustrate grain direction and cutting procedure for 8th graders who make bowls.

Using a straw broom to illustrate grain direction and cutting procedure for 8th graders who make bowls.

David helping a student with bowl gouge. At the demo each student is encouraged to have a hands on experience.

David helping a student with bowl gouge. At the demo each student is encouraged to have a hands on experience.

Some of the 7 lathes available for the students. The grinder and jigs were provided by the club.

Some of the 7 lathes available for the students. The grinder and jigs were provided by the club.

These HSS tools and scroll chucks were purchased with a grant from the AAW and club monies.

These HSS tools and scroll chucks were purchased with a grant from the AAW and club monies.

Harvey supervising students at the lathes

Harvey supervising students at the lathes

Student roughing out spindle for candlestick

Student roughing out spindle for candlestick

More students at work

More students at work

Harvey demonstrating centering spur dirve on spindle

Harvey demonstrating centering spur dirve on spindle

Sam helping student layout candlestick

Sam helping student layout candlestick