September Meeting.

Thirty-one members and one guest milled about, chatting and catching up after a summer with no club meetings. Duncan was busy taking membership money and registering members for another year of sharing our turning experiences.

Paul Schroeder has been our club president for many years and presided over his last meeting. Three members have agreed to share the duties of leading the club. A big thank you to Don Buck, Steve Penn and Rick Honjet for agreeing to lead Hub City Turners.
It is hard to express in a few words how much our club appreciates the time and effort that Paul has dedicated to HCT over the years.

Have you always wondered.. Hmmmm How could I turn a laminated candle stick??? Well, too bad you were not at our meeting. Paul Schroeder did a fabulous job of explaining how he prepares his wood, laminates it and turns between centers to create these beautiful sculptural yet fully functional candle sticks.

Thanks Paul for an informative and interesting Demo.

Jim Beebe and the Program Committee (Jim Beebe, Gary VonKuster, and Earl Eidem) have been working over the summer to give the club an amazing array of opportunities for learning and expanding our skills.

1. OCTOBER 12:
Sharpening  Seminar: bring your tools for sharpening, bring grinders, etc., bring your own lunch.  Session starts at 10:00 a.m. at Lee Valley.

Gallery on the Green:  the theme is “Green”, commitment deadline is Nov.1, entrant biographies due by April 1, item name,media,size and price due by April 1, item photos to be taken in Feb/Mar., set up on May 1, take down on June 30.

3. DECEMBER meeting:  Xmas themed items and surprise activity.

A motion to collect and distribute personal information was passed unanimously.  The motion reads:  A list of all paid up members including name, address, postal code, telephone number, mobile number, and email address be kept by the secretary treasurer and distributed by email at appropriate times and updated when necessary.  Members agree that this information will not be shared outside the membership without first receiving permission to release such information outside the membership.  Any member who does not wish his/her information shared with the membership may instruct the secretary treasurer to not release his/her information to the membership.

You can read the original PDF outlining details HERE.

Below is a photo display of the work of 9 members and their turning experiences.

Cal had a Siberian Elm Natural edge bowl and Three spalted Birch bowls with decorative rims.

Jim Beebe brought two Big Leaf Maple bowls dyed with Aniline Dyes and finished with Wipe-on-poly. Another one of his open segmented turnings continues to amaze us. Even though he has showed us I constantly think “How does he do that????”

This open segmented turning is made with Wenge and Maple.

Jay is new to turning and is pushing boundaries for a new turner. He showed us a key chain with a corded center and turned acrylic end, a small funnel he turned from a dowel that has been in his family for year and is used to assist in loading medicinal cannibis. Jay’s final entry is a goblet he fashioned as a wedding gift for a friend.

Colin, another ‘new to tuning member’ showed us a beautiful ‘Rosary Box’ made from Maple and Walnut. He explained his learning process to ensure the cross inlaid in the wood lined up when the box lid was in place.

Leo brought two lidded containers made from a piece of Birch he won at a previous meeting. The boxes are finished with bees wax and mineral oil.

Bernie continues to explore making tulip forms using an ‘inside out’ turning process. The vases are made from Caragana with some really wild and beautiful grain patterns.

Sam made this pen from some really old wood. He has a certificate stating this Russian Bog Oak has been carbon dated to 5590 years old.

Deb has been perfecting the use of ArtResin to fill voids and create interesting turnings from otherwise unusable wood.

Trent continues to find old rough turned blanks and finish turning them. Weeping Birch and Green Ash were hollow turned using the ‘Elio Arm’.

Here is Paul with the set of Bird’s Eye Maple and Blood Wood candle sticks.

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