BEST Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving Day
The news letter for this month was held off until we had our Jerry Ker-
mode Demonstration, however due to an unfortunate medical problem it
was canceled and hopefully Jerry will get back in the future.
Jottings for the November Meeting
First topic of discussion was the of possible participation and opportunity
for members to maybe work in shifts turning small projects . Chance to
show how items like pepper mills, Wine Bottle Stopper, Small bowls etc.
Several members have offered to put on a demonstration. Crystal Harvey
of Golden Hills Center will be contacted and dates will be set up.
AAW has announced that the election of new board members has been
completed and results will be published in an upcoming Journal.
Several turners have submitted works to the Morro Bay Art Center, open
house will be Sunday November 16th from 2 to 4 PM
More bowls have been collected and there is a wish for more, Dennis Ivans
who has coordinated the shipping will do so again after a sufficient
amount is collected.
Contact has been made from Channel Island Woodturners regarding a
hook up line to coordinate demonstrators schedule, this would give each
chapter a chance to have or forego demos. After the new year more will be
put in process. This brings up the subject of hosting.
Hosting a demonstrator means to house him or her for possibly 1 to 2
nights. It doesn’t not mean that the host would use his or her shop due to
small capacity. . There are some shops which can accommodate the demo.
I was told by several members that they would entertain the turner with
the idea that the actual demonstration would be elsewhere
If you feel you and your spouse is willing to host, please let me know and a
list will be set up.
A discussion was held on the continuance of the Challenge project as par-
ticipation was getting very low. Gordon Rowland Suggested that a topic
should be open to the group each month on various topics. To start off the
December meeting will cover SANDPAPER and it’s uses
A suggestion from Dennis Ivans was made and will be brought up for a
plan that will open members shops for a 2 to 3 hour visit perhaps once a
month, possibly on the 2nd Saturday after our regular meeting. At this
time the host member could show a new TOOL IDEA, WAY OF
FINISHING or what ever requests are made.
SHOW & TELL
Photos of the work of Mike Shuler and Jim Rinde can be found on the
Bob Gleason has taken his talents to a different level. Bob has done
some research on Vacuum Forming. He has fabricated a vacuum
chamber from PVC pipe and hooked it up to a pump . This will enable
him to form Pen blanks using just about any material available. He
told of a blank that he made using Epoxy and seed from a neighbors
tree and turned a pen and gave it to the neighbor.
Be aware that this type of vacuum forming can be applied to other ma-
terials. Mike Rude reminded some of us on the work of Mike Shuler ,
using Pine Cones, Artichoke buds, and others items.
Jim Rinde of the Channel Islands chapter has done a lot of work with
Epoxies and will be contacted to see if he would do a demo for us.
Rick Hasseman Got some turning
hints from Jimmy Clews in fabricating
a “Saucer” like form and added a Ball
made of Goncarlo Alves and is now 10
months ready for the 2015 picnic.
Mike Rude showed us a Chisel
grinding Jig that he was able
to get off the internet. Mike
can be contacted for info on
securing the patterns.
Dan Ross, Bill Peter-
son and George Paes
shapes and patterns
for pepper mills,
some still in the un-
Dennis Ivans proudly showed his
latest REDWOOD BURL bowl fin-
ished with food safe oil and now it’s
a salad bowl
Dave Burns gave us a show
of two items recently turned.
He stressed the point on
how he used a steady rest to
make turning thinner walls .
His materials were Myrtle
Will Hanneman has affirmed that our Holiday Luncheon will be held at
the Pear Valley Winery on Sunday January 25th.
This date does not conflict with Foot ball play
offs nor the Super Bowl
More info will be available in the days to come.