February, 2016 Meeting
This was our first meeting in our new location, The Center for Non Profits in Rogers,
Arkansas. The new location is working out very well for us. We have ample storage for all of
our equipment immediately adjacent to the meeting area, and the meeting area is more than
adequate for our needs.
Gary Olerud was our demonstrator for the meeting. He described how to make a "floating"
bottom for segmented turnings, in order to prevent cracking due to humidity and temperature
changes. He also demonstrated turning a decorative wood lid for mason jars. Photos of his
presentation are shown below. Remember, you can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them
to get a closer look!
The club calendars are in, and really look great! Thanks again to Michael Guidry for all of
his work. The calendars can be purchased at our meeting on the 2nd Saturday for the
bargain price of 50 cents! Pick up several copies and share with your friends and neighbors!
Trent Bosch will be our demonstrator for the April meeting. This will be an all-day meeting
with lunch available for purchase for $7. Let Ben or Les know if you want to purchase a
lunch, so that we can make suitable arrangements. We will need to charge $25, for members
for this meeting, to help defray the costs of this outstanding demonstrator and teacher. Trent
will hold classes at Mark Ost's shop on Sunday and Monday following the Saturday meeting.
These classes have been fully subscribed by members of our club.
The subject of our March meeting will be "Handles". Everyone is encouraged to bring their
favorite tool handles, and discuss why they are their favorite(s). Les Brandt will demonstrate
the turning of an "Ellsworth" style handle.
We did not have a photographer for the February meeting, so members need to bring their
pieces back to the March meeting to have them photographed. January pieces are shown
below, under "Show & Tell".
See you Saturday at the Center for Non-Profits!
January 2016 Show & Tell
Gary Olerud, our demonstrator!
Explaining how to make the floating base for a segmented piece.
Preparing, mounting, and drilling the blank for a mason jar lid.
Sizing the piece, reversing it, and mounting it in expanding plastic chuck jaws.
Finishing the outside of the lid!