Next meeting will be Tuesday, December 12

Holiday party and gift exchange
Setup 5:30 pm
Appetizers 6:30 pm
Pot luck dinner 7:00 pm
Gift Exchange
Ornament Raffle
Sign up with Tom Kenyon if not already done
Location: Sunnyvale Seventh Day Adventist Church
653 W Fremont ave, Sunnyvale


Upcoming Events

Saturday March 10 2018
Rudy Lopez
Production Wood Turner
See flyer here

Saturday May 12 2018
Trent Bosch
Wood Sculptor/Turner

Past Club Meetings:

November 2017 meeting: Richard Winslow - Ornaments


It is a wooden ball, 3" in diameter, made of contrasting wooden segments, turned on a lathe. It is complicated, yet simple and Richard showed us how to do it. Using 3/4 by 1.5 inch contrasting wood strips, glued with veneer accent, the resulting pieces are cut into segments and then reassembled. They are turned in two halves and assembled into a beautiful ornament ball.



See more Past Meetings in the archive here

Past Demonstrations

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

Sally Ault - Saturday October 7, 2017


Sally covered a range of topics.
Jewelry...she showed us tips and techniques of making small forms that can be combined with in various ways to create a jewelry item.
Boxes...turn a box using wood or a sea urchin. She had a facinating description how to create very artisitic pieces.
See demonstration photos here
Jewelry demo handout here
Embellishing lids handout here
Making a sea urchin box handout here

Don Petit - Saturday April 29, 2017


On April 29, Mr. Don spent the day with us discussing bandsaws.

We spent the morning covering how to tune up the bandsaw. Everything from blade selection to crowning the tires. By lunch, we had a smooth operating saw. One tip we all walked away with was use BladeCoat.

After lunch we covered the jigs that Don is selling. The jigs are made for easy customization to fit any bandsaw. Helping with resawing, circle cutting, as well as making it possible to cut repeatable curves for things like Justin Beaver demonstrated for us a few years ago.

See demonstration photos here



See more Past Demonstrations in the archive here