Next meeting will be Tuesday, May 8, 7 pm

Coloring Projects by Harvey Kein

President's Challenge:
Bottom Hollow Form

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


Upcoming Events

May 10th, 11th & 12th, 2018
Utah Woodturning Symposium
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Saturday May 19 2018
Hosted by West Bay Woodturners
Trent Bosch
Wood Sculptor/Turner
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Tuesday June 12
WBW Meeting
First Aid for Woodturners by Tom Gaston

June 14-17 2018 Portland OR
AAW's 32nd Annual International Symposium
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Sunday September 9 2018
Hosted by Silicon Valley Woodturners
Sam Angelo
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Past Club Meeting:

April 2018 meeting:
Finish bottom hollow form by Claude Godcharles


Does this presenter look familiar? Claude was here in February to show us how to hollow the bottom of this vase and prepare a bottom plug. The plug was glued to the bottom. Claude centered the piece in the lathe, bottom exposed. Then he cleaned the glue joint and trued the bottom tenon. Then he turned the piece around exposing the neck of the vase. He drilled a hole into the neck to connect to the hollow of the vase. This hole may be tapered, the neck turned down and the bottom tenon removed in subsequent steps.
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