This month's meeting will be held on Thursday, March 22th. Note that this is NOT the last Thursday of the month, as March has five Thursdays this year. The meeting is at the Coburg Community Chartr School, 91274 N Coburg Rd, Coburg, OR 97408
At our February meeting we had an attendance pushing 40, and enjoyed a tutorial on sheer scraping and finishing from Reed Gray. Also, there were upwards of 40 work pieces from members donated to the school auction.....Well Done! To our members, we are thankful for your efforts to support those who provide us with a welcoming facility equipped to make our monthly meetings productive at every level.
The March 22 meeting will feature a student of Seri Robinson, professor at OSU on the "dreaded" skew. This feared and easily misunderstood tool can give you the cleanest cuts possible when properly used.
Reed Gray, one of our mentors and founding members, presented "Shear scraping, finishing cuts and peeling cuts". Reed went through a series of explanations setting the stage for how he sets up the various cuts and how he positions himself to preform them. He notes "Always stay out of the line of fire". Reed demonstrated each of the cuts, explained when he used them, and how he ground the lathe tool. Reed’s most notable quotes:
Our president, Richard Worthey has announced our club has received an EOG (Educational opportunity Grant) in the amount of $1500 from American Association of Woodturners…..WELL DONE, DICK! This will go a long way toward defraying the costs of relocation of the club. Some of us remember when we first started as a group of approximately a half dozen attendees in the shop space of the original Woodcraft store on Coburg Road over 15 years ago. We are indeed fortunate to have Dick as a pillar of that "organization" and can attribute a definite chunk of our progress to this exceptional man.
A BIG thanks to Dick Flynn for bring yet a second lathe for club use to the Coburg School site. Not only was the site his original idea, but he has gone, literally, the second mile in making our club’s transistion seamless.
Another tip of the hat to our resident engineer, Jim Hurst. Jim has labored tirelessly to make sure we are each informed and visually in touch with the programs each month, and the newsletter following. Well done Jim!
I also have some good news to share with the members. We applied for a lathe or money grant from AAW and I was recently informed that we did not get the lathe, but we did get $1500.00 from the Educational Opportunity Grant process. We are planning to purchase a lathe, sharpening system and tools for use of the Beaver State Woodturners. If anyone has tools to donate, or appropriate containers for them, we will be making a place to store them at the school. We are looking for tools to be used by school students and AAW members to assist with turning instruction at future school events. We have no definite dates at this time, but we are working with the school to set something up.
On another note the “Women in Turning” committee of AAW is looking for a chapter member to be a Liaison to that committee. I will have more information at the meeting including contact information.
This month’s meeting will be on use of the Skew chisel by Seri Robinson and her students from OSU. Be sure to attend and support these young turners.
March 22, 2018; 6:00 PM, Coburg Community Charter School, Coburg - Beaver State Woodturners
Seri Robinson's students - "The Dreaded Skew"
April 26, 2018; 6:00 PM, Coburg Community Charter School, Coburg - Beaver State Woodturners
Richard Worthey - "Streptohedrons"
May 24, 2018; 6:00 PM, Coburg Community Charter School, Coburg - Beaver State Woodturners
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
August, 2018; - Beaver State Woodturners
September 27, 2018; 6:00 PM, Coburg Community Charter School, Coburg - Beaver State Woodturners
Tom Borener - "The Joyuner Pendant Jig"
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