Newsletter October 2006 Vol. 11 No. 10
Meeting Information: Saturday, October 14th, 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.
BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR OR SIT ON THE FLOOR
The meeting for October 14th (NOTE: earlier in the month than our usual meeting date) is the program rescheduled from March 25th. It 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 so we will know how much food to prepare. Many of our members have already done this since it was announced in the last newsletter, at the September meeting and by email and they don't need to repeat their rsvp.
The September meeting at Russ Babbitt's shop was led by Vice-President Bruce Burger. He announced that an executive meeting of the officers and all members who are interested will be held on Oct. 6th at 6:30 p.m. at Joel Oksner's home. The topics include plans for the rest of the year, report of the nominating committee for new officers, and a discussion of the future direction of the club. Even if you are not currently a club officer but want input into the activities of the club we encourage you to attend. We need your talents to fill out the roster of new officers and to expand the programs that the club is involved in including our mentoring programs. Al Geller is leading the nominating process so contact him if you are willing to help in any capacity. We are particularly looking for people willing to help with the newsletter and website.
Jim Rinde is again leading our effort at producing a Club Challenge project to enter in the AAW annual symposium next June in Portland. He brought samples of the design concept a working group has come up with and showed how every member of the club can contribute. Obviously the details will remain off of our web site until after the symposium. If you missed the meeting give Jim a call for details and to find out when the working group is next meeting.
Member Chuck Stevenson is also president of the Channel Islands Wood Carvers. He invited the Woodturners to participate in the Oct. 7th Wood Show that the Carvers are sponsoring. The show is Saturday Oct. 7, from 9:00 to 4:00 at Beidermin Hall behind Sacred Heart Church in Saticoy. The church is on Henderson Rd. Coming east on the 126 Freeway exit at Wells, turn right and right again on Henderson. It is about 1/4 mile to the church entrance. There is no entrance fee but we are asking $1.00 donation at the door. The Wood Carvers, The Woodturners, the Model Ship Builders, the Seacoast Porcelain Painters, and the Ventura Art Club will all be participating. Each group will judge and award prizes for their own group if wished. All entrants will receive a participants ribbon. The Knights of Columbus will have food available all day for those that want it. While not designed as a sales event, sales can be made between individuals. This is a very large annual event that gets wide public exposure. It has been a few years but the Woodturners used to participate on a regular basis and can set up the club lathe and demonstrate if desired. There is a $10 fee to have a display table for your work. Contact Chuck Stevenson at 482-6880 if you have questions and to reserve your table.
After a lively Show-N-Tell session we were treated to two demonstrations before everyone had the opportunity to use the lathes that were set up for teaching and practicing. Al Geller demonstrated making square edged, thin winged bowls; and James Dungan demonstrated making thin stemmed goblets. This will be James' last meeting as he is moving to Oklahoma to be near family. In the year and a half that he has been a member he has progressed from a non-turner to an accomplished turner with great technique and artistic ability. The Oklahoma turning clubs will gain a talented member.
Photos by Ron Lindsay: