Next meeting will be Tuesday, April 10, 7 pm

Finish bottom hollow form by Claude Godcharles

President's Challenge:
A green wood thin wall bowl

Location: Bridges Community Church,
625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos


Upcoming Events

Saturday May 19 2018
Trent Bosch
Wood Sculptor/Turner
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May 10th, 11th & 12th, 2018
Utah Woodturning Symposium
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June 14-17 2018 Portland OR
AAW's 32nd Annual International Symposium
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September 9 2018
Sam Angelo
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Past Club Meeting:

March 2018 meeting:
Turning Green Wood Thin Wall Bowls by Dennis Lillis


Dennis can turn them thin. Real thin! It takes green wood, a sharp tool and a steady hand. Not to mention experience in having done it before. Start at the rim, go down an inch or so. Make multiple cuts until that part is thin. Then continue toward the bottom in steps until finished. but don't go back because the part toward the rim will distort. Go back and there's trouble.

See the president's challenge and show and tell here


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Past Demonstrations

Rudy Lopez - Production Woodturner
Saturday March 10 2018


Rudy did three turnings.
He turned a crotch with wings. The outside of the log became the inside of a bowl with natural edge. The three branches of the crotch remained turned thin
He turned a tall goblet with long thin stem. Starting with a branch he finished with natural edge rim and base.
He turned a large goblet also with natural edge rim.
See demonstration photos here

Carl Jacobson - Sunday November 12, 2017


Carl Jacobsen is a prolific YouTube purveyor of woodturning videos, with 166,825 subscribers and 24,486,933 views since April 2007, with projects spanning the interest of beginners to advanced turning.
Carl showed 'basket illusions' using a beading tool, wood burner tool and playing cards.
He made an automotive shifting knob from spalted wood with an over spray paint chip turned into a highlight.
Finally he turned a lidded box. He showed clever techniques for holding base and lid to turn the ends.
See demonstration photos here


See more Past Demonstrations in the archive here