Upcoming Meetings

August Picnic/BBQ
  Wednesday, August 3, starts at 4 pm, food at 6 pm
  at Cuesta Park, Mountain View
  Hosted by Silicon Valley Woodturners
  Bring trunings for Show & Tell
  RSVP Steve Dahout - see more info in the newsletter
  Cuesta Park map

August Professional Demonstration:
  Kirk DeHeer
  Sunday August 21 9am - 4pm
  at the Santa Clara High School
  3000 Benton St, Santa Clara, CA 95051
  Santa Clara High School map

September Demonstration
  Turning bottoms - not limited by a tenon
  by Bob Bley

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


Monthly Meeting Recap:

Wednesday July 20 2022
The Intarsia of Howard Whipple

Howard Whipple dish

in·tar·si·a intarsia [ in-tahr-see-uh ]
an elaborate form of marquetry using inlays in wood.
In the case of Howard Whipple, he used small wood inlay to create patterns (usually intricate) in wood turnings...platters, dishes and boxes. Edgar Whipple (grandson of Howard Whipple) made the presentation which included a display of a large collection of intarsia pieces. Howard Whipple was active mid last century, but his work lives on in amazingly good condition.

See a few photos of his work
See Show & Tell photos


See Past Meetings in the archive