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August Demonstrator

This Month’s Demonstration is Martha Collins. Martha is from Sequim, Washington, and is widely known for her intricate segmented lathe-turned pieces involving hundreds of individual pieces. Check out some of her work at studiomarthacollins.com.

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The Importance of Art

Here is something a little different but related. This is a TEDx talk given by Malcolm Tibbets at the “Building Bridges” TEDx event in South Lake Tahoe.

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Tower of Life

SPSW Webmaster here and I am a big fan of Malcolm Tibbetts. He recently posted a new video on YouTube of his segmented piece titled Tower of Life. In a Facebook post Malcolm describes it this way:

This was inspired by the miracle of life creation and the recent birth of two new grandsons. The

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August Demonstrator – John Howard

Like so many of us, John Howard had a decades long break between being introduced to woodturning in high school wood shop classes and taking it up again. In the interim, he completed a Biology degree, served 5-years in the Army, and had a long career as a teacher dean of instruction, first at Portland

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April Demonstrator – Michael Poirier

Michael will be demonstrating how to combine a bit of segmented turning with turning a coffee mug from rings instead of the tradition staves as shown in the cup instructions. It will be a start to almost finished cup with the use of swap outs as the project progresses to minimize actual turning time or

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August Meeting Demonstrator – John Shrader

This month’s demonstrator is John Shrader.

Most wood is only available in flat boards. This demo will show how to make bowls from a single board using stacked rings and also how to make multiple closed forms from a single board using staved construction. I will show how the limitation of these approaches can

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