The February meeting is on Thursday, February 27th, 6:00PM at the Coburg School. The February demonstration will be presented by John Beechwood on texturing turned items. John will be down from Forest Grove to show us some tricks he has learned with the Sorby texturing tool along with a modification he says makes the tool perform better.
Follow this link for an interactive map to the meeting location.
Tom Borener presented our program this month on "Carving on Turned Works". Clearly Tom has spent time researching the methods and tools required to form these new objects. He passed out a very complete handout laying out his process to guide you, beginning with the why. Hopefully those interested in adding carving to their talents and projects picked up a copy of the paper. Not only did he present his approach to the process, he posted a listing of the most common tools to produce these effects along with a series of makerís names that you could look up for inspiration.
Here are some of his talking points:
- use straight grained wood
- make a sample block to get you started
- start with a good form, embellishing a bad form wonít make it better
- lay out the pattern first
- work from large to small
- support the work and your hands
- use the correct tool for your carving
Tom demonstrated how to carve three feet into a bowl, groove a turning, and demonstrated his indexing wheel use. Itís hard to explain all these things in a short paragraph, so if you have questions please contact Tom.
Please remember that all donations for the auction must be brought to the February meeting. Thanks.
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