February, 2013 Meeting
Our February, 2013 meeting featured Les Brandt as our Guest Turner. Les demonstrated
decorating and turning/carving a three legged foot on a pine bowl. His demonstration included
the use of both Foredom and hand held rotary grinders, and a Longworth chuck for holding the
bowl by the top edge. He also demonstrated the use of a microwave oven for drying the rather
moist pine wood bowl. This was in preparation for sanding, using a "flapper"type rotary sanding
wheel to remove the "fuzz" left by the turned decorative grooves on the outside of the bowl.
The club members voted to participate in the fall Northwest Woodcarvers Show. Members who
"man" our booth/table, and/or demonstrate turning on one of our mini lathes, are invited to bring
their pieces for show and/or sale.
The Advanced Turner award was presented to Les Brandt, and the Novice Turner Award was
presented to Michael Grigg. Congratulations to both of you!
See you on 4th Saturday at Mark Ost's.
Show & Tell