The meeting scheduled for April 13 has been cancelled

Bridges Community Church,
625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos


Upcoming Events

Originally scheduled Saturday March 28
Demonstration by Dixi Biggs
Demonstration postponed because of COVID-19
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June 4-7 AAW Symposium Loisville KY
COVID-19 and the 2020 AAW Symposium
Expect a formal and final decision from AAW soon.
Symposium main page

August 28-30
Southwest Association of Woodturners
SWAT main page

September 18-20
Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium
Rocky Mountain main page

Past Club Meeting:

February 2020 - Bob Bley -
Spherical hollow form with the bark on top
and turning with the foot smaller than the chuck


Bob showed us the procedure for turning the spherical with bark. Then he focused on turning the foot smaller than the chuck.

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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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