The Inland Northwest Woodturners will be meeting on October 6th. The demonstrator will be Keith Gotschall, a professional turner and sculptor who operates a woodturning school in Colorado. He will also be conducting a hands-on turning class on October 7th.
The Seattle Woodturners meeting on October 13th will feature Martha Collins demonstrating techniques used to [...]
I recently bought at nice big chunk of Maple burl and need to cut it down into blanks. Many woodturners get large chunks of wood and need to cut them down to manageable size which means the need for a chainsaw. Which made me wonder if there were any reliable chainsaw reviews. A quick check [...]
Pac Man by James Lynn
The Segmented Woodturners virtual chapter of the AAW has released the September Club Summary. Here are some of the goings on:
“Key portions” of the Segmented Turners website were close to non-members a few weeks ago. It was felt that they could no longer give away for free what paying [...]
The SPSW recently purchased a new lathe, a Powermatic 3520B. If you have been to recent meetings you will have seen it in action. This lathe is sold in Europe as the Jet 3520B.
As it turns out, Woodturning magazine has a recent review of this lathe on their website. If you are not up-to-date [...]
This account and image of an horrific injury resulting from careless use of a rotary carver was forwarded to many woodworking clubs. We have posted it here also to make sure as many people as possible have seen it to emphasize that safety comes first. The original author has provided his permission to re-post.
If you ordered maple and/or madrone burl from Dave Schweitzer at the August meeting it will need to be picked up at Dave’s on Saturday the 24th at 10:00 a.m. There were several people that ordered wood last time and did not show. If you signed up for wood be sure and make sure that [...]
A recent article in USA Today reported on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) look into table saw safety. According to the CPSC there are 10 finger amputations a day from table saw use. The head of the CPSC says she will call on the power-tool industry and safety standards group to find out why [...]
“Tones” (AKA-Dennis Briggs):
Woodturning for me began back in 1998 after meeting Ted Bartholomew at a turning exhibit at Seattle Center. I attended one of Ted’s Saturday classes and was immediately hooked. Subsequently I have had the opportunity to attend a number of symposiums, meet a number of great woodturners, as well as having participated [...]