May 2017           

From the President

Hello all, I hope we all learned some safe turning techniques from Reed last month. This month Terry Gerros is doing the demonstration. Terry is from the Salem club and does some interesting turning. He was also the leader in putting on the Oregon Woodturning Symposium. We should all thank him for his efforts. The demo will be on hand held hollowing tools, going over several different ones, how they cut, advantages/disadvantages and then focus on the Hunter ornament set.

This month I want to introduce you to another long time member of the Beaver State Woodturners. He is Tom Boerner. He has been President, Vice President and Treasurer of the club and has always been willing to step up and do demonstrations for us. Please take the time to introduce yourself to him and thank him for his participation and support of our turning club.

Remember to bring in your latest turnings so we can all see what you are doing. See you all on the 25th.

Happy Turning,

Dick Worthey

BSWT President


Oregon Woodturning Symposium videos

Here are a couple of YouTube video links of interest from the recent Oregon Woodturning Symposium:

Member Bio

I started woodturning in 2003 when I inherited my father's antique craftsman lathe. I had played on it when I was 14 or so, and thought it was pretty cool.

Since I got that lathe, I have been turning every day I can. I have upgraded several times, and now own a pair of Powermatic lathes. I started doing art/craft shows around '08, and usually do 8 to 12 shows per year. After being laid off from PeaceHealth in 2013, I have been selling at Saturday Market as well. I still enjoy getting a new piece of wood and spinning it up to see what is inside the bark, as much as I did when started.

I do a lot of utility items because they sell well, but I have recently started carving and coloring pieces and calling them "art".


Upcoming Meetings

May 25, 2017; 6:00 PM, Woodcraft, Eugene - Beaver State Woodturners

Terry Gerros - Hand Held Hollowing Tools

June 22, 2017; 6:00 PM, Woodcraft, Eugene - Beaver State Woodturners

Nick Stagg - Basic Bowl: Curves, Cuts and Technique

July 27, 2017; 6:00 PM, Woodcraft, Eugene - Beaver State Woodturners

Sara Robinson - Turning Spalted Wood

August 24, 2017; 6:00 PM, Woodcraft, Eugene - Beaver State Woodturners

Annual Picnic - no regular meeting

September 28, 2017; 6:00 PM, Woodcraft, Eugene - Beaver State Woodturners

Carl Jacobson - Lichenberg Figures

Our Thanks to Woodcraft

We would like to thank Joe and Susan, and the staff at Woodcraft, for all the help in setting up and allowing us to use the store as our meeting place. When you need turning supplies or other wood working tools be sure to check out Woodcraft and their great selection of tools.

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