Newsletter April 2012 Vol. 17 No. 4
Meeting Information: Saturday, 28 April 2012, 9 AM to 12 PM
Bandsaw Techniques for Segmented Turnings
At Cabrillo Middle School Wood Shop in Ventura
Located near the junction of Main and Santa Clara streets on Santa Clara St.
Note that due to insurance requirements only current AAW members may participate in using the lathes: but everyone can watch and learn.
As noted above in blue, our agreement with the school, and due to the AAW insurance policy that covers our activities, only current members of the AAW will be allowed to use the lathes. Whether or not they plan to turn at this meeting, we strongly suggest that all members of Channel Islands Woodturners join the national AAW for the many benefits including the excellent journal and the annual symposium.
2 June 2012 - Harvey Fein
The spring months are just about gone, and summer is almost here. This summer we have the AAW Symposium in San Jose, June 8-10. The list of demonstrators is impressive, and very diverse in terms of talent and woodturning avocations. The event is well worth attending.
Closer to home, we have the Ventura County Fair at the Ventura County Fairgrounds August 1-12. As usual, CIW will have a booth where we (CLUB MEMBERS) will turn spinning tops while we demonstrate the use of the lathe. We are looking for a chairperson or committee to lead us in the organization of the activities. We also want to encourage everyone - regardless of skill level - to enter one or several (up to twelve) turnings to be judged. Please plan to do something cool and bring it for others in the community to enjoy. The work will be returned to the owners after the conclusion of the fair. Just as important, we will need volunteers to “work the booth” for a few hours during August 1-12. Kindly reserve time in your calendars; we will need as many folks as possible. All skill levels are welcome.
And for this month’s meeting April 28 at 9:00AM, our Event Chairman has arranged for Robert Craig, one of our members, to demonstrate his rather unique approach to making intricate pieces that require very close precision. Robert’s professional experience is in inertial navigation. Although he is well known in the aircraft industry for his life-long contributions and expertise, his interest in woodworking started as a young teenager in his native Poland while watching people at work in a furniture manufacturing facility as they repaired damaged articles during WWII. He will use a PowerPoint presentation to explain his thought process and techniques , and afterwards he will conduct a demonstration. We will be treated to a most clever approach by someone who is a deep thinker.
See you at the meeting April 28, 2012
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