HCT and Lee Valley Demo Day

Thanks to Gary von Kuster for taking these pictures and sending in the write up about the recent demo day at Lee Valley.

Several members showed up to demonstrate Lee Valley’s Rikon Variable Speed Lathe. Demonstrations ran from 11am to 4 pm. Paul, Mel, Duncan, Leo and Gary demonstrated turning different things on the lathe and talking to the public about turning and the activities of the Hub City Turners. The most popular as always was the  spin top turning my Mel. Several children went away with a free spin top after helping Mel color the turned spin top. Pens, bottle stoppers, candle sticks, peppermills and bowls were demonstrated. Lee Valley was very pleased and we are hopeful another event like this might be arranged for the fall.


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February 2018 meeting.

February 12th club meeting,

26 members came out to the February meeting, on a very cold night. Most of the business portion of the meeting was focused on our 2018 Symposium. Our Symposium has been listed on the AAW website, and will appear in the next two issues of American Woodturner. Our committee working on sponsorship, and vendor participation, presented several proposals. The club members voted to keep vendor participation costs low, to encourage participation.

Glen gave an update on the Matisho Memorial, coming up on the 17th and 18th of March. Let’s keep those dates open. Glen always puts on a great event in support of wood turning, and the support of the Cancer Society is a very worthy cause.

Gary von Kuster was our demo/presenter. Gary talked about his first feather pens, his ball turning, and processes he uses in acrylic casting. Many of Gary’s turnings feature very decorative feather pyrography, and he had several beautiful examples of his work, on display. A few pictures are attached.

Paul Schroeder
President – Hub City Turners

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Next Meeting – Feb. 12, 2018

Hi Everyone:
Our next club meeting is February 12th. Our agenda will include discussion around our Sask Woodturners Symposium 2018, and a discussion/demonstration by Gary von Kuster on feather carving, and possibly on ball turning.


2018 Symposium
– symposium data entered onto American Woodturner website, and submitted for the April and June magazine issues
– rental update
-symposium update on rental by sponsorship/commercial vendor committee on rental or sponsorship rates for vendors wishing to attend

-Matishio – any updates Glen?
-Demonstration/discussion Gary von Kuster
-Show and tell
-Draw; we have gift cards from Lee Valley Tools, others can feel free to add their own contributions

The weather forecast is for much warmer weather, see you Monday.

Paul Schroeder
President – Hub City Turners

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