Our Sister Woodworking Group.

The Saskatchewan Woodworkers Guild is holding their 41st (I think that is correct) wood show at the end of May. Many members of HubCityTurners are also members of the SWG. Kelly Robyn-Bellamy is one of the individuals involved in the Wood Show. She and some other younger members are working to expand the scope of the show and pull in some younger viewers. To this end they are having sessions on how to make ‘Club Cars’ and have a race during the Wood Show. If you know children, parents or grandparents that might be interested please check out the information below. If you need a larger version suitable for printing CLICK the red buttons below.

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Shell Lake Save the Date.

June 18 – 21, 2020 should be entered on your calendar in the “Don’t Miss Out on all the Fun” category. The Shell Lake Gazebo has been booked for the annual turning event. You can get more information by clicking HERE.

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Some new work.

Four HCT members recently finished some projects for the “Gallery on the Green” and the Saskatchewan Woodworkers Guild upcoming wood show.

Duncan Birch made this great ‘square bowl’ with some bananas. They have not been tested to see if people find them as real as Gary Vonkuster’s licorice allsorts.

Mel Genge made this Maple bowl with a green rim. It is titled “Waiting for Grannie Smith” which gives a nod to Mel’s career as a grocery store manager. It will look good in the “Gallery on the Green” show.

Paul Schroeder turned this magnificent West Coast Maple bowl with some great figure showing in the grain.

Trent Watts made a windmill for the Sask. Wood Guild’s show in late May. The blades turn with an old rotisserie motor from Mel Genge’s barbecue. The globe is a piece of Ash turned thin to allow light to come through. ‘Saskatchewan Woodworkers Guild’ is carved around the axis of the globe and is illuminated from the LED bulb inside. The body of the windmill is made from 6 pieces of 2×8 spruce cut with a taper and angle to give the 6 sides. The brick look is created with a texturing tool, a wood burner to give the black lines and acrylic paint. When the ball enters the hole it falls into a chute and comes out the back.

Trent made the golf clubs from a bush of diamond Willow in Shane Hammer’s yard. The golf balls are turned from various woods and a piece of resin material made by Gary VonKuster.

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