Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday May 18, 7:00 pm
Show & Tell
President's challenge:
  Turn a bowl with your 40-40 bowl gouge and push-cut
  technique only, as demonstred by Tom Gaston last
  Or...bring an "unsatisfactory" piece or "need
  improvement" piece...it's about form
  Design fun(damentals) Part 2
  Seeing the good, Improving the bad, Fixing the Ugly!

June Program:
  Chasing your threads with local artist Lanchi Vo

July Program:
  The Intersia of Howard Whipple
  a review by Edgar Whipple

August Picnic/BBQ
  Wednesday August 3
  Hosted by Silicon Valley Woodturners

August Demonstration:
  Kirk DeHeer
  Sunday August 21 9am - 4pm
  at the Santa Clara High School
  Plus hands on class for 8 people and private lessons...
  on following days

Bridges Church map
As always - guests are welcome
To inquire - email guest@westbaywoodturners.com


Monthly Meeting Recap:

Wednesday April 20 2022
Turn like a Batty with Tom Gaston

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Tom Gaston gave us an excellent tutorial on the fundamentals of bowl turning. The focus was on which way the gouge shold approach the wood based on grain direction. The wood fibers like to be cut in a direction that they are not poked and uprooted. Pet a dog in the direction of the fur, not not against the fur. He also showed how to mount a piece to give best access for easy turning.
See the Power Point presentation
See Show & Tell


See Past Meetings in the archive