Monday Meeting (April 15)

Just a heads up for anyone interested in viewing Elio’s new cutter design for hollow turning. Elio will be attending the Monday meeting and have a cutter with him to show how it works.

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Meeting Monday April 15

Good Afternoon Turners
Please be reminded of Mondays meeting at the Persephone Theatre Shop. Our agenda will include:
1. A talk by Gord Munn regarding “Found Wood”. Tree salvage/harvesting, curing and drying techniques.
2. We received a proposal from Simon Hiatt a reporter/producer with Shaw Spotlight (formerly Shaw TV) in Saskatoon. Occasionally they receive specific assignments for  features and he has been tasked with creating a short documentary without any words, just visuals and sounds. As he thought about the assignment, he remembered shooting a profile piece several years ago with one of our members, who used a lathe to create a beautiful bowl. He is thinking it would be cool to do something like that once again but with multiple cameras, slow motion, etc. 
Let’s discuss this; I think it sounds like a fun project.
3. Please remember to bring your recent work to show and discuss.
4. We have gift cards from Lee Valley for the draw; please bring other items if you wish.
See you Monday
Paul SchroederPresident – Hub City Turners

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Duncan’s thoughts on Matisho

Duncan Birch sent this essay on his experience at Matisho this year. It says what many of us were thinking. Thanks Duncan.

The Matisho Memorial this year was a very scaled down version of what we are used to. There were only five lathes participating this year as opposed to around twenty that we usually have. We did have a good representation of carvers, which we very much appreciate. The money raised was less than usual but with the small number of participants this year, we were probably up some by comparison. The smaller show this year is a direct result of the work that Glen usually does and was unable to do this year. It takes a showing like this to really emphasize the vast amount of work that Glen has been doing every year since this memorial started. There is no way of calculating the number of hours and the number of miles and the number of phone calls that he made every year, on his own time, to make this event so successful. This success over the last fourteen years is a direct result of Glen’s commitment and dedication. I know everyone is wishing Glen and his family the very best. Situations like his, more than ever emphasize the need to continue to fund health research.

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