SPSW President Dan Stromstad has been on a mission since he was first elected to improve the members experience when attending demonstrations at our monthly meetings. This included buying new audio/visual equipment so that everyone could see and hear the demo. If you have attended the last couple of months meetings you will have seen [...]
Jack gave an entertaining and informative presentation at our last meeting. I tried to take notes of the supplies and where he gets them.
Metal Leafing: Gold leaf, silver leaf, multi-color variegated metal leaf. Sources include Daniel Smith Art Supplies, Michaels or Ben Franklin.
Sizing: use a sizing that is specific to metal leaf, such [...]
This month we are pleased to have Cap’n Jack Wayne as our demonstrator. Cap’n Jack is one of the most enjoyable people in our club. Always there to be a helping hand wherever he is needed. It is easy to say that he is one of the mainstays of our club. However, we sometimes forget [...]
Paul began woodturning January 2003, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was not interested in turning anything but hollow forms. Though both his mentors strongly suggested he start with something easier, all he wanted to do, really, was hollow forms. The problem was, there were no hollowing tools he liked. George and Lee, his mentors, invented [...]
Larry has been turning since 2007, when, by chance, a wooden ship model needed a turned mast and some balusters. Never having turned, he picked up a small lathe, a couple of books, and a few DVD’s on woodturning. He attended a Woodturners of Olympia meeting and got hooked on the instant gratification of throwing [...]
Our demonstrator for the January meeting is John Hampton
My name is John M. Hampton and I love turning wood. I have spent my life living and working on the West Coast of Washington State. I have been involved in woodworking for many years. In the year 2000 I saw a wooden cowboy hat on [...]
Tones Briggs Christmas Ornaments
This is that special meeting that everyone looks forward to. (This is one of the few times it is acceptable to end a sentence with a preposition, ed.) This is the time we all gather together to partake in a special meal together and to receive a present from the club. [...]
Stephen Hatcher, past President of the South Puget Sound Woodturners chapter of the AAW, has demonstrated widely including 8 symposiums. Stephen has taught numerous week-long classes on woodturning at Arrowmont, Canyon Studios, John C. Campbell, and The Marc Adams School. This month Stephen will present an overview of techniques he uses in the shop to [...]
This promises to be a very interesting evening with our own Eric Lofstrom. Eric will be demonstrating the turning of translucent (extremely thin walled) bowls. Eric has proven to be an extremely gifted teacher in that his presentations are professional and presented in a manner that they are easily understood by the entire group. Be [...]
The May meeting will consist of two major items: an extended show and tell session and a question and answer session conducted by a panel. The panel will consist of Pat McCart, Dave Schweizer, Paul Crabtree, Ted Bartholomew, Jim Cotter, and Bill Wood. The panel will act as a sounding board for your questions, preferably [...]