PulseMap

Featured Posts
Why I am so Passionate About This Club

Why I am so Passionate About This Club

This month I thought I would explain why I am so passionate about this club. Every month I look forward to our meetings with excitement. What a silly old guy I am. Why would a man feel this way? When I was in junior high school my favorite class was shop. ...

Read More

Want to Turn Better?

[note]Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” – proverb[/note] It’s all about skills transfer This article came out of a chat at a recent SPSW board meeting – we were talking about the various ways that being in the club has helped all of ...

Read More

The Unseen Pleasures of Turning

Yesterday’s post was about a woodturner who lost most of her vision but was able to adapt her tools and processes to allow her to continue turning. Coincidently, the AAW website has a feature on how the 25th Anniversary Symposium included the first showing of woodturnings to visually impaired people. Andi ...

Read More

Woodturner Profile - Ron Kent

While cruising the web looking at woodturning sites I came across Ron Kent's website. Ron is a woodturning artist from Hawaii, and a member of the Honolulu Woodturners chapter of the AAW. Those of you who have been turning for some time are probably familiar with Ron's work. This was ...

Read More

SPSW in the Top10

The South Puget Sound Woodturners is in the top 10 clubs in the American Association of Woodturners (AAW). Why is that? Because we have a large and diverse membership. Our members range from beginner to internationally acclaimed professionals. Our interests range from penmaking to bowls, turned ornaments to hollow vessels, spindles ...

Read More

Tones Briggs Christmas Ornaments

Turning since 1991 and have explored hollow forms, bowls, boxes as well as my favorite which is Christmas Ornaments. I will place emphasis on “finials” which can also potentially enhance some of your work.

I use a system introduced to me by Dan Ackerman which allows for do multiples without compromising the use of your lathe for other turning. Looking forward to sharing the evening with all of you.

Tones

November Demonstrator – Tones Briggs

Tones Briggs Christmas Ornaments

Turning since 1991 and have explored hollow forms, bowls, boxes as well as my favorite which is Christmas Ornaments. I will place emphasis on “finials” which can also potentially enhance some of your work.

I use a system introduced to me by Dan Ackerman which allows for do multiples without compromising the use of your lathe for other turning.

Looking forward to sharing the evening with all of you.Tones

What’s Happening at Other Chapters

The Northwest Woodturners in Beaverton, Oregon are meeting next on November 2nd. Jerry Harris will be demonstrating how to turn a cowboy hat from green wood.

The Inland Northwest Woodturners are meeting November 2nd at the Woodcraft in Spokane Valley. The presentation will be on turning a candlestick.

The Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild in Abbotsford, B.C., are meeting on November 9th. This will be a Hands-On night turning scoops.

The Willamette Valley Woodturners in Salem, Oregon will be meeting on November 9th for their annual auction and potluck.

The Seattle Woodturners are meeting on November 9th. Tones Briggs will be demonstrating ornaments with finials.

The South Coast Woodturners in CoosBay, Oregon will be meeting on November 11th. The program for the morning has not been announced.

The Mid-Columbia Woodturners are meeting on November 11th. Wes Pilley will be demonstrating a Singapore Ball.

The Cascade Woodturners in Portland, OR, will be meeting on November 13th. Dan Tilden from Oregon will be demonstrating wearable turnings.

The Woodturners of Olympia are meeting next on November 14th. Carol Zandell will be demonstrating fun and easy holiday turnings.

The Northwest Washington Woodturners in Mt. Vernon will be holding their annual Holiday Potluck Party on November 16th.

The Beaver State Woodturners will be meeting on November 16th. Michael Meredith will be demonstrating Crush Grind Peppermills.

The Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild in Vancouver, B.C. is meeting on November 23rd. Art Liestman will be discussing textures and colours, eh. And I have to mention that they have a great newsletter, I recommend that you take a look.

The Island Woodturners Guild on Vancouver Island will be meeting on November 25th. The program for the afternoon has not yet been announced.

The Strait Turners in Sequim, WA are meeting on November 28th. Jimmy Allen will demonstrate turning boxes.

The Olympic Peninsula Woodturners holding will be meeting on November 29th. Jack Wayne will demonstrate platters and fancy embellishment.

October Demonstrator – Michael Dresdner

Michael Dresdner is a nationally known finish-ing, woodworking, and guitar making expert, consultant, lecturer, columnist, and author of five books, seven videos, and over ten thousand articles on woodworking, finishing and guitar making. He has been a contributing editor or columnist for over half a dozen publications including Fine Woodworking, American Wood-worker, and Woodworker’s Journal, was the “answer man” at www.woodanswers.com, and is a former editor of the Woodworker’s Journal eZine.

What’s Happening at Other Chapters

The Northwest Woodturners in Beaverton, Oregon are meeting next on October 5th. Dan Tilden will be the demonstrator for the meeting.

The Southwest Idaho Woodturners Association in Boise, Idaho will be meeting on October 10th. The program for the evening has not been announced.

The Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild in Abbotsford, B.C., are meeting on October 12th. The program for the evening has not been announced.

The Willamette Valley Woodturners in Salem, Oregon will be meeting on October 12th. Hal Schalles will demonstrate segmented turning.

The Seattle Woodturners are meeting on October 12th. Eric Lofstrom will be demonstrating the skew chisel.

The Cascade Woodturners in Portland, OR, will be meeting on October 19th. This meeting will feature the club auction.

The Northwest Washington Woodturners in Mt. Vernon are meeting on October 21st. Molly Winton will discuss the importance of form; design elements and composition of a piece; sources of inspiration; critiques and their role in improving your work; and overcoming an ‘inability to draw’.

The Olympic Peninsula Woodturners holding will be meeting on October 25th. Molly Winton will be demonstrating design and wood turning.

The Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild in Vancouver, B.C. is meeting on October 26th. Steve Hansen will discuss Woodturning on Netflix, or how to hollow while watching television.

The Island Woodturners Guild on Vancouver Island will be meeting on October 28th. Rob Dunlop will offer a demonstration on turning ornaments followed by a demonstration by Gil Heise on how he creates bracelets using custom jigs he has designed.

The Strait Turners in Sequim, WA are meeting on October 31st. Russ Neiman will discuss CA glue uses.

SPSW YouTube Site

Looking for a video demonstration for your next project? Check out the SPSW YouTube Site