October Meeting 2019.

By the end of the meeting we had thirty-four members present. Some snow birds are checking their wings and threatening to take flight soon so Nov. might have a lower attendance.

Don Buck very capably stepped into the president’s spot and started the meeting off with some announcements.

All members should know about the Education Fund that is available to help people attend an educational event related to turning. A good example would be the Regina Symposium coming up in July. (Click HERE for Symposium information).
If you want to read about our EDUCATION FUND and fill in an application form click HERE. You can print the form and bring it to a meeting or send it via email to Don at: don11b@sasktel.net

Jim Beebe, our program coordinator, encouraged members to sign up if they intended to put an item in the “Gallery on the Green” next year. You can email Jim at: jbeebe@shaw.ca if you didn’t get to sign the form.


Dave gave us a detailed view of how to use the Vicmarc Eccentric Chuck that he obtained from Ken Rude the owner of Branches to Bowls in Calgary. These pictures don’t do justice to the detail that Dave gave us on how to use the offset and the circles to predict the final form.

A big THANK YOU to Dave for the demo.

SHOW AND TELL was next on the agenda.

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New Work.

From time to time we present pictures of work by members of Hub City Turners. Here is some recent work by Paul Schroeder and Trent Watts.

Paul Schroeder candle sticks and a Celtic Knot rolling pin made from Maple and Purple Heart.

Trent Watts made this tea pot using real cactus for the handles and pierced, textured and painted birch for the pot.

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Grind Away at a Sharpening Workshop.

You missed it???? Too bad.
About 15 members of HCT piled into the Lee Valley seminar room this morning. They lugged along with them grinders, jigs, CBN and traditional sharpening wheels, lights, dull tools, misshapen tools, safety googles, and most importantly a huge desire to learn and share knowledge with each other. Everyone present expressed appreciation for the format and opportunity to learn from each other.

This seminar was initiated by Jim Beebe and the program committee as an opportunity for members to gather and learn from each other and practice sharpening using their own equipment. Angela from Lee Valley was very generous and enthusiastic to offer the seminar room at no cost. A big thank you to Jim and Lee Valley.

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