Next meeting:
MONDAY, November 11 7pm
(Not Tuesday November 12)

Christmas Ornament Demo on Bird Houses
by Dennis Lillis

President's challenge:
Crochet hooks
(or other treen not shared with WBW this year)
What is treen?

Bridges Community Church,
625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos


Upcoming Events

Tuesday December 10
Holiday party and gift exchange

Past Club Meeting:

October 2019 - Crochet Hooks by Mike Lanahan


Mike Lanahan - master of crochet hooks
Mike spent the evening getting us hooked on crochet hooks. Mike made the point that crochet hooks are symbiotic to pepper grinders. If you will remember, Mike is also master of pepper grinders.
Another point, wooden crochet hooks are 'feel good' in the hooker's hands. 'Commercial metal hooks are cold, soulless, and not friendly for long use or arthritic hands. Fiber artists appreciate the craftsmanship and warmth of handmade wood hooks.'

crochet hooks

See Mike's presentation
See the meeting photos.


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Past Demonstrations


David Ellsworth
Demonstration Saturday October 19 2019

David Ellsworth

It is always a treat to have David Ellsworth show us 'how to'.
Some might call him the father of modern woodturning and he has the look.
His works have been included in the permanent collections of forty-three museums, he has written numerous articles and books and he is the founding member of the American Association of Woodturners.

During the day, he turned three pieces.
A bowl allowed him to show us in detail how to use the gouge with the Ellswort grind.
A natural edge turning gave us a look at the fine points of dealing with the edge.
A hollow form allowed him to show the use of his famous hollwing tools. But this hollow form was different...a natural edge hollow form. Who ever heard of such a thing!
See demonstration photos

David Ellsworth Hands-on Class
Sunday October 13 2019

Eight SVW and WBW members had an opportunity to spend a day with one of the AAW founders and one of the finest turners you will meet, David Ellsworth. David explained his grind, demonstrated the different cuts he makes, how he makes his tenons and why. He wrapped up showing his hollowing tools and talked about his handles. Everyone had a good time.
Photos and commentary by David Vannier


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