Next meeting will be Tuesday, July 10, 7 pm

Shapes and forms by Jim Rogers

President's Challenge
A sea shell turning, something other than a Christmas ornament - Sally Ault's ideas

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


Upcoming Events

Tuesday August 14
Annual WBW BBQ
Location: Cuesta Park Mt View

Sunday September 9 2018
Hosted by Silicon Valley Woodturners
Sam Angelo
Click here for more info

Friday - Sunday...September 14, 15 & 16...2018
Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium
Loveland, CO
More info here

Past Club Meeting:

First Aid for Woodturners by Tom Gaston

Tom Gaston

This is one of those subjects you hope you don't need the information, but when you do, it will be vitally important. That being said, pay attention to the prevention list. We wear our safety glasses but do we wear hearing protection. Can we hear advice about hearing protection?
First aid for the eye.
Lacerations and abrasions.
Punctures and splinters.
Amputation! Yikes! Do I really want to turn wood?
Click here to see Tom's first aid presentation.
See the president's challenge and show and tell here


See more Past Meetings in the archive here

Past Demonstrations

Trent Bosch - Wood Sculptor/Turner
Saturday May 19 2018


Trent is a master of wood turning combined with the artistry of carving and decoration.
He turned a hollow form which he carved to look like a flower bud into which he inserted an internal piece using boiling water and balloon trickery. Hollowing was done using a camera and video monitor to locate the cutting edge inside the piece.
He turned a platter, the edge of which he carved using a variety of air driven cutting, grinding and sanding tools.
He turned a bowl, the side of which he decorated using another variety of tools.

Demonstration photos are here. There are a large number but they are in sequence of the demo.

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