Next meeting will be Monday, January 13, 7 pm

Presentation by Dave Vannier on the Andi Wolfe process he used to make his item for the Christmas gift exchange

President's challenge:
Finish one of Barry Udens turnings

Show and Tell:
include holiday party gifts received for those who want to bring them – people can sign up in “pairs” with the giver and recipient

Bridges Community Church,
625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos


Past Club Meeting:

December 2019 -
Holiday Party and Gift Exchange


Appetizers, dinner and gift exchange makes this our special holiday event each year. It also gives everyone a chance to socialize. Special this year was wood; wood left from Barry and Laura's stash. And to top it off, some of us got turnings started by Barry which we will finish to show in January.

See the gift exchange 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!
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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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