• Another good turnout and several new folks
  • Show and Tell: Al Geller with Maple Burl and Masur Birch hollowforms
  • Jim Word with Pine bowl
  • Sven shows off one of his woodburned Norfolk Island Pine hollowform
  • Sven will hollow this block of vertical grain Alder
  • Shaping the outside and forming the foot tenon
  • Drilling to the bottom with a 1-inch bit on #2 Morse taper
  • The hollowing frame with laser
  • The red laser dot shows where the cutting tip is
  • Dot shows lots to go yet
  • Al tries his hand with the frame
  • Three examples of Sven's work
  • Final shaping of bottom after hollowing
  • Showing hollowing plan and scraper bits for smoothing the inside
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  • Final shaping of the bottom

Presidents Letter

No Show & Tell

To afford Sven as much time as possible to demonstrate hollow forms at the demo, there will be no Show & Tell.

We will have Show & Tell at the May 22nd meeting.

Ventura County Fair

Volunteers are needed to spearhead the Ventura County Fair effort.  A team of at least two individuals is needed to organize the Club effort, which consists of scheduling the demo booth, set-up and tear down.  Please contact me if you would be willing to serve.

The 2010 Fair is from Wednesday, August 4th to Sunday, August 15th.   It’s not too soon to start turning those special projects to enter in any of the twelve woodturning classifications.

  1. Artistic, includes mixed media, carved or decorated
  2. Bowl, decorative
  3. Closed form
  4. Collection, 3 to 5 pieces
  5. Fair Theme
  6. Functional, everyday use
  7. Goblet/vase
  8. Lidded box
  9. Miniature, under 3”
  10. Natural Edge, includes bowl, closed form, vase
  11. Spindle Turning, includes pens, wine stoppers
  12. All other

Eli Avisera Class

Eli Avisera will be conducting two class dates at the Woodcraft Store in Ventura, Wednesday 18 August and Thursday the 19th from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.  This is open to the general public, so if you are interested, don’t wait to sign up.  Call the store at (805) 658-9663 for more info and to reserve your spot.

Summer Social

Mark your calendars for the annual Summer Social at the Rinde’s on 10 July.

Happy Turning!