January 2019 Meeting.

Two guest were among the 28 people attending the January meeting. There was a feeling of community and friendship as people chatted about their events since the last meeting. Paul asked Trent to give an overview of the Matisho Memorial turning weekend. We were all saddened to learn that Glen Friesen has been very sick and will not be able to organize the event as he has for so many years. The group agreed that we will continue to hold the event for anyone interested in attending. There will still be a fundraising portion whereby attendees are asked to donate to the Cancer Society. ($50 suggested). Bring what you have to work with as there will not be a large selection of lathes and other tools as in past years. Carvers, painters, turners, interested guests are all welcome. Spontaneous demonstrations will still happen so don’t hesitate to come even if you don’t bring a lathe. More information will be available soon.

Trent did a demonstration of how to turn a scoop prior to the break. You can see a slide show of the demonstration by clicking HERE.

Show and Tell was another highlight with 11 people sharing their pieces with the group.

I’m really sorry but I missed getting a close up photograph of your work Ken.

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January Meeting

Meeting Agenda:
1. Trent Watts will be demoing the turning of a wooden scoop.
2. The smocks have arrived, and the embroidery completed. The cost will be $87.25. I will send a separate email to the four individuals who ordered smocks.

See you Monday
Paul Schroeder
Past President – Hub City Turners

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Recent Work by HCT Members.

Here are some pictures of recent work by Paul Schroeder and Mel Genge.
After laminating Bird’s Eye Maple and Purple Heart Paul turned the candle sticks to this elegant shape. It was a surprise when I pick each one up because the heft and balance was much different than I expected. Paul creates a cavity within the candle stick and fills it with gunshot to give extra weight. This makes for a much more stable tall object. Nicely done Paul.


Mel acquired a quirky piece of Big Leaf Maple as a door prize at Mike’s turning evening. The chunk of wood presented with large voids and bark inclusions so Mel incorporated these into the design. With some pieces cut off prior to turning the bowl Mel was able to make a pen and a lidded box holder. Nice way to transform a stubborn piece of wood Mel.


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