Newsletter March 2006 Vol. 11 No. 3
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 Since the information on their website is a bit out of date I have emailed our members the current demonstration schedule which features Bonnie Klein on March 11th and 12th.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, email@example.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.