December 2018           

December Meeting

The December meeting features Reed Grey - "Lidded Boxes". The meeting is December 27, 6:00 PM, at the Coburg Charter School.

This monthís demonstration will be on lidded boxes. Reed will turn two different kinds, and will have a bunch of toys to demonstrate, along with some from Jimmie Allen of Boxmaster Tools. Jimmie will be taking over the business of Dave Schweitzer and D-Way Tools. Reed will demo two different boxes, and the necessary tools. The Saturday following the demonstration, Reed will have a workshop in his new shop (more info at the meeting). He will have 3 lathes, big, medium, and mini, and room for maybe 2 more mini lathes if some turners want to bring their own. Work shop will be from about 9 to noon. No charge. Reed has a number of rough turned box blanks.

Here is a link to a video from Jimmie, with Eric Loffstrom:

Also, a link to Jimmieís Web site:

Follow this link for an interactive map to the meeting location.

Notes from the November meeting

Randal Dale is a retired traffic signal electrician. His five daughters exited the house around 2002, and then having† a bit of time not spoken for expanded his wood working from creating detailed scale toyís using plans from Toys and Joys decided to try lathe work. He found an old shop smith for sale. It was in rusted, in bad shape, and was cheap. Using a four jaw independent chuck with each jaw independently moving started a self-learning experience doing something on a lathe. What a disaster. In 2006 he bought a Jet 1446, and the whole world opened up. Being a tool junky and having a wife who is an artist it didnít take long to explore what the lathe could do. With the Beaver State wood working group, an artist wife, and a dad who is a retired machinist a lot of possibilities opened up for him.

Being active with his Church, 5 daughters, 15 grandkids, a 5 acre farm and several other interests, he will never be an expert turner, but have fun he will. His advice for the non-professional is to try to do something new as often as possible, and if you make a mess do what he does. Get warm using the failed project for firewood.

Past vice-president of Beaver State Woodturners and one who has demonstrated several times he will tell you that if he can do it, so can you.

Randallís presentation was all about turning "Objects not turned round". Whatís that all about? Well how about a crotch bowl, 3 sided or 4, 5, 7, or 9 sided bowl. Anything is possible.
Using these different shaped pieces he presented these tips.



Additional-sided pieces

1/2 log

Turn something not round. Thank you Randell!!

Upcoming Events

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

Reed Grey - "Lidded Boxes"

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