Next meeting will be Monday, February 10, 7 pm

Presentation by Bob Bley on how he made a spherical hollow form with the bark on top

President's challenge:
A turning with burned and/or colored elements

Bridges Community Church,
625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos


Upcoming Events

Monday March 9
West Bay Wooodturners March meeting
Program: Ornamental turning by Jon Sauer

Saturday March 28
Demonstration: Dixi Biggs
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June 4 -7
AAW Symposium Loisville KY
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August 28-30
Southwest Association of Woodturners
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September 18-20
Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium
Rocky Mountain main page

Past Club Meeting:

January 2020 -
Dave Vannier on the Andi Wolfe process


It was about embellishment. Dave used a technique shown to us by Andi Wolfe during her march demonstration. The process employs turning, pyrography and coloring to create a work of art.

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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!
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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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