Deb’s turning weekend.

Nine people joined Deb and Ian at their home near Ruthilda to unload lathes, tables, tools, paints, jigs, wood and boxes of goodies, coffee and pop to sustain us for the next three days. It is so gracious of Deb and her husband Ian to host this turning weekend. It appears to be no problem to produce three meals a day of fabulous food for for this hungry group. Everyone really appreciates all the work that goes into hosting this event.P5150248

One of this years highlights was the work Elio put into making jigs for therming (a technique Deb and Earl learned from Art Liestman at the symposium in Mesa), and a high pressure vessel and pump to force stabilizer into wood for making pens.



The weekend was highlighted by the endless sharing of ideas, oh yes and pecan pie, helping each other with design suggestions, and apple pie, short demos on various techniques, and flapper pie, discussion of color, and ice cream, suggestions for texturing, and much more food.


For a look at pictures of the event you can click HERE.

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May meeting.

Twenty-five members attended the May meeting. A short business meeting preceded show and tell. The main event for the evening was a demo by Dave Dunkley. Dave has extensive experience as a turner and woodworker. Everyone enjoyed watching his exquisite tool control and eye for shape and design. You can see some pictures of show and tell and Dave’s demo HERE.


Notes from the meeting.

  • Don Buck has offered to engrave name tags for any members wanting one. If you want to participate bring a piece of wood of your choosing and Don will engrave your name.

  • Mel Genge has registered a table for HCT at ‘Art in the Park’ on Sunday June 12. Let Mel know if you plan to attend.

  • Deb’s turning weekend is May 12 – 15. Let Deb. Know right away if you want to come.

  • Let Gord Munn know if you want some wood from Bow River Supplies.


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Chinook Woodturning Guild link.

Here is a link to the website for the Lethbridge woodturning guild.
Chinook Woodturners

You can check out their newsletters HERE.

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