June 2018           

BSWT June Meeting

This month's meeting will be held on Thursday, June 28th at the Coburg Community Charter School. The meeting will feature Paul Foshay who will be demonstrating "Turning Green Bowls with The Big Ugly Tool". Follow this link for an interactive map to the meeting location.



Notes from the May meeting

Our presentation this month was "Bowl from a Board" by Clint Myrick. He provided a very interesting presentation, using Styrofoam to laminate and cut out the pieces to create the bowl. It was ingenious. Not only did this allow us to see the laminations but the cutting and assembly. All the while explaining the process.

Clint spoke of a You tube video "Segmentology" by Jerry Bennett for your viewing. Basically we are cutting multiple rings from a board to glue, stack and turn into s bowl. A drawing is included to show the basics.

Here are the main talking points:

  • Laminate the board pieces making sure you have a right and a left for the accent strip
  • Hold together with tape to find center
  • Base should be width of center board
  • Each successive ring should be 1-1/2 times the thickness of the board
  • Mark each junction separately, so you can realign the rings
  • Cut each ring separately, outside ring at 90 degrees (allows for more detail at edge), interior at 45 degrees
  • Might be helpful to mark 45 degree cut on edge to start saw correctly
  • Glue each ring together separately, stack, and align rings by the accent strip and glue. Clint uses a modified clamp with screws as contact points
  • Use tail stock to put pressure while gluing, keep aligned and centered. Add waste block, mount and turn

You may adjust the cutting angle to alter the shape of your bowl. Thanks again Clint for an innovative presentation!



Bowl from a Board (PDF file)





Announcements






To everyone who contribted to the Empty Bowls Progect at the Portland Symposium, here is a note from the director:

"Thank you so very much for selecting Meals on Wheels People as a recipient of the Empty Bowls event at your conference in Portland this last weekend. We are still selling bowls, but it looks like the event generated more than $7,000 for us. Our volunteers had a great time and everyone at the conference was just delightful. Congratulations on a successful event and for helping us change lives one meal at a time."



Upcoming Events

June 28, 2018; 6:00 PM, Coburg Community Charter School, Coburg - Beaver State Woodturners

Paul Foshay - "Turning Green Bowls with the Big, Ugly Tool"

July 26, 2018; 6:00 PM, Coburg Community Charter School, Coburg - Beaver State Woodturners

Eldon Rickey - "Embellishments"

August 23, 2018; - Beaver State Woodturners

"Annual Picnic"

September 27, 2018; 6:00 PM, Coburg Community Charter School, Coburg - Beaver State Woodturners

Tom Borener - "The Joyuner Pendant Jig"

October 25, 2018; 6:00 PM, Coburg Community Charter School, Coburg - Beaver State Woodturners

Dick Flynn - "Understanding Tools 101, Angles and Steels"








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