The Monthly Newsletter of
July 2016 Vol.
From the Editor
Those Members who did not attend the business meeting and wish
to know the status of the Clubs funds can contact the club Treasurer, Leona
Think About Turning Today!
Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse,
7400 Grand Avenue.
(Wednesday June 8, 2016 Meeting)
Officers: Ron, Leona, Stan, Nick Historian Photographer: Jane Kelly
Call for Guests: We did not have any guest at this meeting.
Cookies by: Roger H. Next meeting it will be Dale M. Health Reports:
Martin R. is doing better after his back surgery and was able to be at the
meeting. Welcome back Martin. Correspondence: We have some hats and sew on
patches with our club's logo for sale. Call Ron V.
Show and Tell: We did not have any special challenge this month.
George O. Brought 2 bowls made from Cherry, one had a stain and sprayed gold
metal flake with a spray lacquer finish. The other had an oil finish. Stan L.
Brought a bowl for the Souper Bowl made from Walnut with a club mix finish, a
bowl and vessel made by Sam Angelo and touched up by Stan, witch also will be
donated to the Souper Bowl. Kind of wood and finish unknown.
Jane K. Brought a rolling pin made from Ash, a coffee scoop made from Pine,
and a goblet made from Maple and Brazilian Cherry with EEE Ultra Shine finish.
Dan V. Brought a split bowl made from Maple and Bloodwood with a rub on poly
Roger H. Brought 2 bowls and a platter made from Poplar with a hand rub poly
finish. Dale M. Brought a Walnut head with Russian Olive, with a club mix
finish. He also brought a bowl made from Box Elder with an oil finish.
Tim M. Brought 2 bowls, one made from Cherry the other made from Sapele and
both with a poly finish. He also brought 3 plates made from Redwood unfinished.
Dr Van Talked about his class he went to at Craft Supply and brought an egg,
bud vase, green wood bowl, platter and a standard bowl. These are all the things
he made at the class.
Ray C. Brought 2 bowls and one vase made from Walnut, a Cherry platter, a
Honey Locus bowl and a bud vase with stain on it. Finishes unknown. He also
brought some wood for the members to take home.
Next month's challenge: Any kind of tool or utensils. (BE CREATIVE)
Treasurer’s report: No report this meeting.
Gathering Wood: On going.
Stan talked a bought a person that works for the Park Service that had some
wood we could get. If you would like to know more call Stan L.
Soliciting New Members: On going
Open Workshop: Nothing scheduled
Hands On Workshops: George O. had a workshop on sharpening tools
Saturday June 18 at the Roaring 20's Club.
2016 Dues are due, remain at $25.
We now have our name tags to ware at our monthly meetings, thanks to Jane K.
She did a fabulous job!
Symposium 11: Keith Gotschall will be our presenter for Symposium 11
on October 8th & 9th , 2016. His Website is http://keithgotschall.com if you
would like to see some of his work.
Stan L. found and purchased a trailer and told us all about it. He then he
mentioned how we could use it for storage, as advertising with our name and logo
on it and how we could use it when we do our demonstrations. Then he offered to
sell it to the club for very good pries. There was quite a lot of discussion
about it, and after that there was a motion and seconded to purchase the
trailer. The I's were dominant, so now we have a great trailer.
Ron V. told us that he called and talked to the organizers of the Fair about
a place for us to have a booth this year and was basically told no. So again
this year we will not be at the Fair.
Dr Van brought up the fact that Ron V. is moving and we are not going to have
a President and we need to have member to assume his position. We need some
volunteers to step forward. If you would like to be President call Ron V. or Dr
The pictures of the projects for show and tell that Jane takes, Paul now has
on our Web Site. Take a look at them, there great as Tony would say.
High School classes: The classes are finished for this year.
If you need a new members list call Ron Velin. The updated ones are now
PROGRAM: Dale M. a great talk glasses and magnification and all the
different options there are to magnify your work. He told us that we could talk
to our Eye Doctor for a prescription for a magnification for the distance we
work at and get a pair of glasses that don't have bifocals. If you have any
questions on any kind of magnification you could call Dale.
PROGRAM Next Month: George O. will be giving a talk next meeting. The
subject mater he has not decided on by the end of the meeting. If you would like
to give a short program on any thing call Ron V. he is looking for volunteers.
Wanted, For sale,
This is your area,
Email, or phone Paul if you have an item to post here.
A Message From Members
An Article From More Woodturning
Turning a Goblet with Captive
by John Wolf
goblet involves spindle turning and end grain hollowing. Though the final
project can be quite ornate, an attractive functional piece can be made by a
Tools used for
this project: Roughing gouge, 1/2" spindle gouge, 1/2" drill, André
Martel turning hook tool, beading tool set, parting tool, 1/2" bedan, and
turned round with a tenon on one end to fit the chuck.
use a blank that can be roughed into a cylinder that is about 3" diameter and 8"
long. Choose a close grained hardwood. Maple, cherry, white oak and poplar are
good choices. The wood can be wet, but the resulting goblet will become oval as
it dries. While an oval shape can
be attractive in a bowl, it is less so in a
goblet. Therefore, I’d recommend a fairly dry piece.
turning your blank between centers with grain oriented parallel to the lathe
bed. Create a cylinder and face both ends so they are true. Turn a spigot on one
end to fit your 4-jaw chuck.
4-jaw chuck on your lathe and secure the blank in it. True the goblet blank,
including the exposed end. This establishes the outside diameter of the goblet.
has been mounted in the chuck and trued to its new mounting.
pilot hole in the end of the blank to simplify hollowing and to establish a
depth for the bottom of the bowl.
Drill a pilot
hole in the free end to ease hollowing the goblet bowl and also to serve as a
depth indicator for the bottom of the bowl.
tool of your choice to hollow the free end to form the interior of the goblet
In the picture
I’m using an André Martel brand turner’s hook tool,
but a gouge, termite tool, or any other end grain hollowing tool will work.
exterior contour of the goblet bowl and the upper part of the stem next.
goblet bowl and apply finish if you are using a lathe applied product.
diameter of the blank
in the area where the ring(s) will be
If you choose
to use this feature. I used a 3/8 bead forming tool for this example.
The ring has been cut loose in this photograph.
Cut the ring(s)
until almost free. Sand the surface of the rings now. Finish cutting ring(s)
free, then slide the free ring forward toward the bowl. Reduce the diameter of
the area where the ring was attached until it is a smooth cylinder. Tape a strip
of sandpaper to this area. With the lathe stopped, slide the ring over the
sandpaper. Turn the lathe on while holding the ring. Move
the ring so that the inner surface is
the stem of the goblet to any profile that pleases you.
foot of the goblet. I find that a diameter that is slightly smaller than the
widest part of the bowl is visually pleasing.
Part off the
goblet with about one inch of remaining material protruding from the chuck.
spigot on the waste block so that the mouth of the goblet is a snug fit on it.
remaining exposed part of the waste block to the diameter of the
outside of the goblet bowl.
goblet onto the waste block spigot and secure it with a wrap of tape.
Use the live
center in the tail stock to add additional support while the bottom of the
goblet foot is finished. Remove the tail stock to finish the middle of the base.
stem and base. Apply finish if using a lathe applied one.
about finish on goblets: While most clear finishes are reported to be food safe
once fully cured, that doesn’t make them well suited for use on a goblet.
Shellac, wax, and lacquer are not stable with alcohol exposure. A hard film
finish, such as epoxy, will eventually get moisture under it and lift. All
finishes will eventually fail from repeated exposure to beverages and washing.
If the goblet is actually going to be used, you could consider leaving it
unfinished. When I make these as a wedding goblet (it has two captive rings) I
apply sufficient coats of a food grade polyurethane made for food exposure to
achieve a high gloss. I don’t think any have been used enough to lift the
The Finished Goblet with one loose ring.
Events Calendar Listing - July - September 2016
July 16, 2016 to January 16, 2017
Shaping the Vessel: Cummings + Mascoll + Samuel
Location: Charlotte, NC
Dates: Saturday, July 16, 2016 to Monday, January 16, 2017
Description: This exhibition at the Harvey B. Gantt Center features twenty-six
exquisite works in wood. It celebrates three artists at the pinnacle of their
careers– Frank E. Cummings III, John Mascoll and Avelino Samuel — whose first
tool, a wood lathe given to the world by the ancient Egyptians, has served as a
springboard to imagination, flights of fancy, and ingenuity.
Read more of the description on the web page.
July 22, 2016 to July 24, 2016
Turn-On! Chicago 2016
Location: Mundelein, Illinois
Dates: Friday, July 22, 2016 to Sunday, July 24, 2016
Description: The Turn-On! Chicago 2016 symposium will be held at The Conference
Center at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL. This
three-day event includes the following demonstrators: Nick Agar, Rex Burningham,
Robin Costelle, Steven Hatcher, Clay Foster, Frank Kobilsek, Rob Nelson, Graeme
Priddle, Mark Sfirri, Mark St. Leger, Rob Wallace, and Molly Winton. Also
included are hands-on pen turning, a tradeshow, meals, banquet, and auction.
Registration will open on the website starting January 1, 2016.
July 22, 2016 to July 24, 2016
Saskatchewan Woodturning Symposium 2016
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Dates: Friday, July 22, 2016 to Sunday, July 24, 2016
Description: The 2016 Saskatchewan Woodturning Symposium is sponsored by the
South Saskatchewan Woodturning Guild. It features master woodturners David
Ellsworth, J. Paul Fennell, Jacques Versery, and world carving champion Cam
Merkle as well as other turners. There will be a vendor area, an instant
gallery, an auction, and a banquet.
Read more of the description on the web page.
July 23, 2016
Woodturners of Olympia 9th annual symposium
Location: Olympia, Washington
Dates: Saturday, July 23, 2016 to Saturday, July 23, 2016
Description: The Woodturners of Olympia present their 9th annual symposium
featuring world renowned Michael Hosaluk with Northwest turner Bob Espen.
Michael Hosaluk is recognized internationally and in Canada as one of the
world's most creative wood "turners". Michael is endorsed by last year’s
demonstrator, Richard Raffan, who states: “... Michael has a formidable array of
woodworking techniques to back his imagination and support his energy.....he’s
one of the very few turners I’m always happy to watch for hours at a time...”
Cost is $100 until June 1 and $120 afterwards, which includes the all-day
symposium, door prizes, lunch, and drawings for great prizes. Event starts 7
a.m. on July 23 at the Olympia High School, Olympia, Washington. Symposium is
followed by 4 days of workshops taught by Michael. For more information or to
register, go to the club's web site by clicking the link below:
2016 to August 07, 2016
American Craft Council San Francisco Show
Location: San Francisco, California
Dates: Friday, August 05, 2016 to Sunday, August 07, 2016
It’s a craft show like no other! Join us for our three-day celebration of all
things handmade, where more than 225 top contemporary jewelry, clothing,
furniture, home décor and wood artists from across the country gather under one
roof. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft
and meet the makers behind the fabulous work. A must-attend for craft lovers!
August 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
SouthWest Association of Turners Symposium
Location: Waco, TX
Dates: Friday, August 26, 2016 to Sunday, August 28, 2016
Each year, the South West Association of Turners (SWAT) holds one of the largest
woodturning symposiums in the world. The symposium features internationally and
nationally recognized turners, as well as talented regional turners selected
from the 27 clubs comprising SWAT. The symposium offers over 50 demonstrations,
special interest group meetings, an instant gallery, a banquet, vendors,
hands-on beginning turning sessions, and spouse programs. Demonstrators for 2016
include Cindy Drozda, Mary Lacer, Clay Foster, Mike Mahoney, Stuart Batty, Dick
Sing, John Jordan, and John Beaver.
16, 2016 to September 18, 2016
17th Annual Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium
Location: Loveland, CO
Dates: Friday, September 16, 2016 to Sunday, September 18, 2016
2016 marks the 17th year for this event. Participants can select from over 42
rotations given by some of the best woodturners in the world. The presentations
will have something for everyone, from the beginner to the professional. There
will be a large vendor exhibit and a hands-on woodturning program area. An
Instant Gallery will be open to the public and all attendees are encouraged to
bring three pieces for the exhibit. The symposium is open to anyone with an
interest in woodturning.
September 22, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Fourteenth Ornamental Turners International Symposium
Location: Denver, CO
Dates: Thursday, September 22, 2016 to Sunday, September 25, 2016
The speaker/presenter schedule reads like a who’s who in the ornamental turning
world with such internationally acclaimed experts as Jean Claude Charpignon from
France and David Wood-Heath from England. The lineup also includes other
distinguished experts from various fields that will certainly strengthen and
broaden your expertise in the OT world.
September 24, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Mid Atlantic Woodturning Symposium
Location: Lancaster, PA
Dates: Saturday, September 24, 2016 to Sunday, September 25, 2016
This symposium includes eight nationally renowned demonstrators, 32
demonstrations, an instant gallery, an awards banquet, and a trade show with
September 29, 2016 to October 02, 2016
Woodturning New Zealand International Symposium
Location: Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
Dates: Thursday, September 29, 2016 to Sunday, October 02, 2016
Our new venue at Kings College, Otahuhu, Auckland, offers us some exciting new
features to add to the past two very successful symposia. Our lineup of
demonstrators is almost the Who’s Who of world-wide woodturning. Included are
over 70 demonstrations, an instant gallery, an auction, and much more.
"Creativity Is Allowing Yourself To Make Mistakes.
Art Is Knowing Which Mistakes To Keep."
VICE PRESIDENT: Stan Lambert (406)348-3499
TREASURER: Leona Gipe (406)248-1664
Librarian: (Dr. Van)
Richard Vande Veegaete (406)245-9945
Newsletter & Website Editor: Paul Spencer (406) 861-6718
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