Past Programs

Nov 7th, 2017 (Tuesday 6:00pm) – Greg Schramek – Turning a bowl with a segmented rim.

Oct 3rd, 2017 (Tuesday 6:00pm) – Stan Ritter – Finish turning a dry 1st turned bowl

Sep 5th, 2017 (Tuesday 6:00pm) – Harold Pannell – Turning a green bowl

Aug 1st, 2017 (Tuesday 6:00pm) – John Tarpley – Professional woodturner from Gatlinburg – using decals in your woodturning

Jul 4th, 2017 (Tuesday 6:00pm) – No meeting this month because of holiday conflict.

Jun 6th, 2017 (Tuesday 6:00pm) – Tom Ilowiecki – Turning wood jewelry….bracelets, pendants, etc

May 2nd, 2017 (Tuesday 6:00pm) – Michael Gibson – Professional woodturner

In this demonstration Michael will show how he makes his teapots from the log all the way to the finish he applies. Along the way he will show tips and techniques that will help not only in making a teapot but would apply in other forms of woodturning.

See Michael’s amazing turnings and sculptured work on his website

http://michaelgibsonwoodturner.com/

Apr 4th, 2017 (Tuesday 6:00pm) – Woodturning Problems & Solutions Exchange……….bring a problem for discussion

Mar 7th, 2017 (Tuesday 6:00pm) – Harold Pannell – False hollow forms

Feb 7th, 2017 (Tuesday 6:00pm) – Klingspor Rep – Abrasives for woodworking/woodturning

Jan 3rd, 2017 (Tuesday 6:00pm) – Sparky Paessler – Turning a hummingbird house

Dec 6th, 2016 (Tuesday 6:30pm) – Annual Christmas Dinner at the Community Chest Bldg

Nov 1st, 2016 (Tuesday 6:30pm) – Greg Schramek Turning a hollow bottle

Oct 4th, 2016 (Tuesday 6:30pm) – Alan Leland – How to use the “Detail Gouge”

Sep 6th, 2016 (Tuesday 6:30pm) – Norman Sloan – Thin wall turning

Aug 2nd, 2016 (Tuesday 6:30pm) – Bob Gunther, Demonstrator

Texturing & Coloring Platters

Jul 5th, 2016 (Tuesday 6:30pm) – No program

Jun 7th, 2016 (Tuesday 6:30pm) – Norman Sloan – Demonstration on hammered copper lids for woodturned boxes

May 3rd, 2016 (Tuesday 6:30pm) – Terry Clark – Professional woodturner

Apr 5th, 2016 (Tuesday 6:30pm) – John Tarpley

Professional woodturner & woodturning author (Gatlinburg, TN)

John is a production woodturner. He sells through galleries, does commissioned work, and some furniture and architectural work. He rarely does shows or direct sales. He also does some “one off” work either for galleries, as gifts, or just for enjoyment. In the last few years he has added a Lindow Rose Engine lathe to his shop so some of his items are now ornamented with rose engine turning. He will demonstrate some of the items he makes with emphasis on how he develops ideas and designs. He will also discuss his production methods which allow him to make runs of similar items.

The demonstration will include a pocket tape measure, a box using the Beal Treen System, and the angel bell Christmas ornament

 

Mar 1st, 2016 (Tuesday 6:30pm) -Program never happened

Rick Murray

Professional woodturner (Erwin TN)

Feb 2nd, 2016 (Tuesday 6:30pm) – Sparky Paessler – Hollow turning with a video camera. The camera shows the exact position of the cutter inside the hollow form.

Dec 1st, 2015 (Tuesday 7:00pm) – Annual Christmas Dinner at the Community Chest

Nov 3rd, 2015 (Tuesday 7:00pm) – Curtis Buchanan – Professional chairmaker from Jonesborough

Turning an arm rest. His skills are amazing.

www.curtisbuchananchairmaker.com

Oct 6th, 2015 (Tuesday 7:00pm) – Bill Collison – Turning a square bowl

Sep 1st, 2015 (Tuesday 7:00pm) – Reneau Dubberley – Turning mushrooms

Aug 4th, 2015 (Tuesday 7:00pm) – David Cooper – Turning pens and a surprise

Jul 7th, 2015 (Tuesday 7:00pm) – Robert bragg – Inside Out Turning

Jun 2nd, 2015 (Tuesday 7:00pm) – Norman Sloan – Offset Turning

May 5th, 2015 (Tuesday 7:00pm) – Marty Libman – Tools and Techniques

Apr 7th, 2015 (Tuesday 7:00pm) – Bob Gunther – Turning picture frames

Mar?3rd, 2015 (Tuesday 7:00pm) -?Bob Schrader – Bowl turning

  1. Setting up and roughing a natural edge bowl.
  2. Truing up a roughed, dried, warped, bowl blank.

Feb 3rd, 2015 (Tuesday 7:00pm) – Sparky Paessler – Vacuum stabilizing wood

Sparky will discuss Stabilizing wood, what it is and benefits of using it, the various chemicals/resins used in the process and the various vacuum chamber and pump setups. He will pull a vacuum on some duck call blanks in polyurethane to demonstrate the process and then turn a stabilized duck call blank to show the process of turning and finishing.

Jan 6th, 2015 (Tuesday 7:00pm) – Melissa Gunther – Turning delicate finials

2014

Dec 2nd, 2014 (Tuesday 7:00pm) – Annual Christmas Dinner at the Community Chest Bldg
This is a potluck dinner and everyone is invited.
This is a chance to just hang out and get to know other club members better.

There will not be a demonstration at this meeting. No instant gallery.

There will be a vote for 2015 Club Officers .

Don’t forget that applications and dues for 2015 will be collected.

We are a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners.

Nov 4th, 2014 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Harold Pannell – Turning Bird House Christmas Ornaments.

Also there will be a “Tips & Tricks” on sanding…so bring your helpful ideas to share

Oct 7th, 2014 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Reneau Dubberley – Threading turnings with a easy to make jig

Sep 2nd, 2014 (Tuesday 7:00pm)

Richard Dwyer – Fluted bowl with router, enhancing a bowl with a router

Aug 5th, 2014 (Tuesday 7:00pm)

Tips, jigs, tricks, or other items for show or discussion…., Bob Gunther, Bill Dotten, Reneau Dubberley, Harold Pannell, Sparky Paessler, Norman Sloan

July 1st, 2014 (Tuesday 7:00pm)

John Stroud will be demonstrating

Richard Dwyer will be demonstrating a wide variety of hollowing tools including a captured system with laser pointer.

June 3rd, 2014 (Tuesday 7:00pm)

Lee Eldredge – Rose Engine

May 6th, 2014 (Tuesday 7:00pm)

Pat Thomas – Marbling turned pieces

Apr 5th, 2014 (Saturday 10:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-4:00pm)

Joe Ruminski – Demo

Joe Ruminski – Download PDF > Handouts & Resource List

Mar 4th, 2014 (Tuesday 7:00pm) (Meeting at the Community Chest Building)

Janice Manuel – spindle turning techniques, spindle turning tools, & production techniques

Feb 4th, 2014 (Tuesday 7:00pm)

Walt Panek – Natural edge bowl

 

Jan 7th, 2014?(Tuesday 7:00pm)

Ken Lewis – Lidded boxes

 

2013

Dec 3rd, 2013 (Tuesday 7:00pm) – Annual Christmas Dinner at Woodcraft This is a potluck dinner and everyone is invited. This is a chance to just hang out and get to know other club members better.

There will not be a demonstration at this meeting.

There will be a vote for 2014 Club Officers .

Don’t forget that applications and dues for 2014 will be collected.

Nov 5th, 2013 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Sorby Turning Demo – with Jeff Farris

http://www.robert-sorby.co.uk/

Oct 1st, 2013 (Tuesday 7:00pm)
Reneau Dubberly – Demonstration on high gloss no polish finish with the finest sanding of 220 grit

Sep 7th, 2013 (Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm) James Duxbury – Kaleidoscopes

www.duxterity.com/ec

Aug 6th, 2013 (Tuesday 7:00pm)
Bill Tillson – The “Tillson” method of “High Gloss Finishing”

THE TILLSON DISORDER – THE SYSTEM FOR FINE ART FINISHES

220 grit between coats of lacquer: DEF Gloss Lacquer Sanding Sealer (amount used measured by cans)
600 grit 3-M automotive sandpaper
1000 grit 3-M wet-dry automotive sandpaper
2000 grit 3-M wet-dry automotive sandpaper

THEN. . .
?Beal system with tripoli

Menzerna Stick compound ? FMEZW very fine grade (olive)

Menzwerna Stick compound ? FMEZVFS = finest grade (tan)

Liquid polish (?) on FLDW = 12? flannel dyed wheel? ( 500 rpm )

Luthiers Merchantile International?? 1-800-477-4437? or? 1-707-687-2020
THEN . . .
Hand buff with the best car polish approved for clear-coat finish

Jul 2nd, 2013 (Tuesday 7:00pm)

Demo – Tom Ilowieki – Turning wooden jewelry

July 5th & 6th – Friday & Saturday

Classes – Tom Ilowieki – Turning wooden jewelry

June 1st (Saturday 10:00am-Noon, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Jim Barbour

Jim?will help us develop new skills including getting a tight fit with a friction lid. ?Hollowing out through ?a small hole in a small vessel. ?Using a spindle gouge and detail gouge. ?Learning to turn a finial. ?Learning to fit the finial into the lid of the box. Learning to use dyes to color a turning.

http://shopdogturnery.com/

June 2nd (Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm)

Jim Barbour Class

Cost $55 (includes wood)

Limit 6 students

May 14th, 2013 (Tuesday 7:00pm)………note the 2nd Tuesday of the month
Curtis Buchanan – turning windsor chair legs http://www.curtisbuchananchairmaker.com/

(We will be meeting with the Hoston Valley Woodworkers)

Apr 2nd, 2013 (Tuesday 7:00pm)
Mellisa Gunther – Turning a mushroom

Mar 5th, 2013 (Tuesday 7:00pm)

Bill Nash – New Carter Multirest (Steady Rest) (5 min)http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2084903/38847/carter-multirest.aspx

Program: Terry Clark????????????-????????????? Lazy Susan, Baby Rattle

 

Feb 5th, 2013 (Tuesday 7:00pm)

Jerry Lovegrove – Will talk for a few minutes about the new “Easy Chuck”

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2085319/40657/easy-wood-tools-4-jaw-easy-chuck-1-x-8-tpi.aspx

Bob Gunther – Laminated/Layered bowls

Jan 2nd, 2013 (Wednesday 7:00pm)

Debra Foster-Brunst ????- ? Pen turning

 

2012

Dec 4, 2012 (Tuesday 7:00pm) – Annual Christmas Dinner at Woodcraft
This is a potluck dinner and everyone is invited.
This is a chance to just hang out and get to know other club members better.

There will not be a demonstration at this meeting.

There will be a vote for 2013 Club Officers .

Don’t forget that applications and dues for 2013 will be collected.

Nov 6, 2012 (Tuesday 2:00pm-5:00pm) Robert Sorby Woodturning Tools
Sorby Woodturning demonstration (Chris Pouncy)

(Demonstrator from England)

http://www.robert-sorby.co.uk/
Nov 6, 2012 (Tuesday 7:00pm-9:00pm) Robert Sorby Woodturning Tools
Sorby Woodturning demonstration (Chris Pouncy)

(Demonstrator from England)

http://www.robert-sorby.co.uk/

 

Oct 6, 2012 (Saturday 10:00am – Noon, 1:00pm – 4:00pm)
Alan Hollar – Professional woodturner

Program: Turning & carving vessels with legs/feet

http://www.southernhighlandguild.org/pages/members/member-gallery.php?id=538

 

Oct 7, 2012 (Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm)
Class with Alan Hollar – Professional woodturner

Workshop: Turning & carving vessels with legs/feet

Class will cover wood selection and preparation, design considerations for the turned vessel to allow for wood to carve later, and the use of power carving tools and methods.

Alan will supply of various carving tools that can?be used by the students, but if they already own?some of the tools themselves, they should bring them along for evaluation and comparison.? Alan will have some factory made jigs, and some low tech holding solutions as well for mounting the work for carving.? Otherwise, just basic bowl turning tools are needed.

Limit 6 students

Cost – $70

Material: Can buy blanks from Alan for $5 to $10 or bring your own (6″ to 7″ in diameter & 3″ to 5″ in height). Also Woodcraft has a selection of blanks.

Lathe, chuck provided

 

Sep 9, 2012 (Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm)
Class – Lee Sky – Turning Norfolk Island pine

Each student will?be provided 2 blanks

Chuck and lathe will be provided, bring your own turning tools

Cost – $90

Sep 4, 2012 (Tuesday 7:00pm)
Bob & Melissa Gunther – Turning a hollow ornament with finials

Aug 7th, 2012 (Tuesday 7:00pm)
(1) Harold Panell – Turning a salt box

(2) Dan Freeman – Woodturning Tips, Tricks, & Tools
July 14, 2012 (Saturday 10:00am – Noon, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Alan Leland – Professional woodturner

Program – Alan will turn a mushroom box with a hand chase threaded lid. He will demonstrate small scale turning and the tools that I use for miniature turning.He will turn items like a small doll house sized candlestick table, a regular miniature bowl, a natural edged miniature bowl and possibly a miniature lidded box or hollow form.

Cost: Free

http://alanleland.com/

 

July 15, 2012 (Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm)
Alan Leland – Professional woodturner
Class – Thread chasing

Turn a small threaded lidded box

Limit 6 students

Cost – $75 (includes wood)

Materials, lathe, chuck provided

Bring your own woodturning tools, thread chasers provided to?first 3 students

June 5, 2012 (Tuesday 7:00pm)
Black gesso platter with Richard Dwyer

May 1, 2012 (Tuesday 7:00pm)

Dan Freeman – Tips, Tricks, & Tools

Apr 20 , 2012 (Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm)
Class #1 – Cliff Lounsbury

“The Lathe + The Router = WOW”

Cost $75 per person -?4 person limit per class

If you ever wanted to apply flutes to bowls, platters or hollow forms using the router on the lathe is a easy and safe method. If you ever wanted to add handles to bowls or holllow forms using the router is a method. If you ever wanted to carve objects on the top of your turning without adding them without glue the router can allow you to do this.

Students should bring a couple of turnings that will fit on our 12″ Delta lathes. The turnings be they bowls, platters, hollow forms, or what not (mugs). They must have the tenon for the four jaw chuck that they will be using. The turnings should be thick enough that material can be removed without threatening the integrity of the piece. The piece would not need to be any thicker than 5/8″ to 3/4″ depending on what they are trying to do. If you are trying to include handles the piece will have to be thick enough to all of the size of handle that you would want. Fluting, for instance, would be much narrower.
Apr 21 , 2012 (Saturday 9:00am – Noon, 1:00pm – 4:00pm)
Demo – Cliff Lounsbury

Cost: Free

“The Lathe + The Router = WOW” If you ever wanted to apply flutes to bowls, platters or hollow forms using the router on the lathe is a easy and safe method. If you ever wanted to add handles to bowls or holllow forms using the router is a method. If you ever wanted to carve objects on the top of your turning without adding them without glue the router can allow you to do this. He will start off showing them how his router on the lathe can be used as a pen mill and then he will go into turning a tea pot from a burl. This demo will include all levels of the club.

Apr 22 , 2012 (Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm)
Class # 2 – Cliff Lounsbury

Cost $75 per person -?4 person limit per class

“The Lathe + The Router = WOW”

If you ever wanted to apply flutes to bowls, platters or hollow forms using the router on the lathe is a easy and safe method. If you ever wanted to add handles to bowls or holllow forms using the router is a method. If you ever wanted to carve objects on the top of your turning without adding them without glue the router can allow you to do this.

Students should bring a couple of turnings that will fit on our 12″ Delta lathes. The turnings be they bowls, platters, hollow forms, or what not (mugs). They must have the tenon for the four jaw chuck that they will be using. The turnings should be thick enough that material can be removed without threatening the integrity of the piece. The piece would not need to be any thicker than 5/8″ to 3/4″ depending on what they are trying to do. If you are trying to include handles the piece will have to be thick enough to all of the size of handle that you would want. Fluting, for instance, would be much narrower.

 

Mar 6, 2012 (Tuesday 7:00pm)
Surface Treatment On Woodturnings With Bill and Tina Collison

“Texturing, Coloring, Gilding and more…”

Tri-Cities Woodturners Past Programs
Feb 7, 2012 (Tuesday 7:00pm)
Walt Panek – Basic Bowl Turning

Also remember to bring your Super Bowl for the judging. ( A bowl that is worked on at least in part or finished on THE DAY OF THE SUPERBOWL)

Jan 3, 2012 (Tuesday 7:00pm)
Sharpening

– Oneway Wolverine system (Greg Goode)

– Sorby Pro Edge Sharpening System (Bill Collison)

Everyone is welcome to bring tools to sharpen

2011

Dec 6, 2011 (Tuesday 7:00pm) – Annual Christmas Dinner at Woodcraft
This is a potluck dinner and everyone is invited.
This is a chance to just hang out and get to know other club members better.

There will not be a demonstration at this meeting.

There will be a vote for 2012 Club Officers .

Don’t forget that applications and dues for 2012 will be collected.
NOV 1, 2011 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Robert Sorby Tools
Chris Pouncy from Sorby will conduct a woodturning demonstration with their line of woodturning tools
From Sheffield England

(Chris will also be demonstrating from 2:00pm to 5:00pm)

Oct 4, 2011 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Easy Wood Tools
Craig Jackson from Easy Wood Tools will demonstrate all of their woodturning tools……..bowl turning, beading, and hollow turning.

Easy Wood Tools


Aug 2,
Sep 10, 2011 (Sat 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm)
John Lucas
John is a professional photographer, author, professional woodturner.

Morning session: Photographing your work

Afternoon: Turning John’s hand mirror,

Using a chatter tool

Sorby tool texturing

Misc carving techniques – hand and power

Cost: Free

http://www.woodmagazine.com/community/great-woodworkers/john-lucas/

2011 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Woodturning Tips, Tricks, & Tools

Open to everyone…………briefly talk about a woodturning tip or method to help others.

Bring a tool to show and discuss it’s use. (No demo’s on the lathe necessary.)

********No program on Tuesday July 5th **********

July 12 , 2011 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Bill Dotten


Flower is made of one piece of firewood and does not need too many tools. A lot can be done with normal workshop tools, although I will demo the use of some special tools.

********No program on Tuesday June 7th **********

June 4, 2011 (Sat 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm) Frank Penta


Demo by Frank Penta, Professional woodturner, instructor, author.

Frank will be demonstrating platters and multi-axis bird houses

Cost: Free

http://www.frankpenta.com/sites/penta/

June 5, 2011 (Sun 9:00am-4:00pm) Frank Penta (Class)
Turning multi axis boxes, birdhouses & bottle stoppers

Limit 6 students

Cost: $60 plus $15 for wood

May 3, 2011 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Bob Gunther
Using rocks and minerals to enhance a turned platter

********No program on Tuesday April 5th **********

Apr 9, 2011 (Sat 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm)
Charles Farrar
Professional Woodturner – Turning Scalloped Bowls

Cost: Free

www.charlesfarrar.com
April 10, 2011 (Sun 9:00am-4:00pm) Charles Farrar (Class)

Turning scalloped bowls

Limit 6 students

Cost: $60 (includes wood)

Bring your own bowl turning tools

Bring your own power carving tools if you have them

(such as Foredom, Wecheer, etc)

Mar 29, 2011 (Tuesday 6:30pm) Beth Ireland – Special Program
“Turning Around America”??? www.turningaroundamerica.com

www.bethireland.net

Mar 1, 2011 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Norman Sloan

Mini Lathe Discussion & Uses

Items to Demonstrated

Turning a Wooden Pen and finished with CA GLUE

Turning Acrylic and how to finish

Turning a Hollow Christmas Ornament

Feb 1, 2011 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Lee Eldridge
Rose engine lathe

Jan 4, 2011 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Rick Murray
Professional woodturner – Making the most Out of Your Burls

Rick will bring several different cuts of burls to show the process.

Bring your own burl if desired for discussion on what to do with it.

Rick will also turn a piece.

Schedule 2010

Dec 7, 2010 (7:00pm) – Annual Christmas Dinner at Woodcraft
This is a potluck dinner and everyone is invited.
This is a chance to just hang out and get to know other club members better.

There will not be a demonstration at this meeting.

There will be a vote for 2011 Club Officers .

Don’t forget that applications and dues for 2011 will be collected.

Nov 2, 2010 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Harold Pannell
Turning bird house & sea urchin ornaments with Harold Pannell

Oct 5, 2010 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Robert Sorby Tools
Sorby –

Chris Pouncy will be demonstrating Robert Sorby tools on Tuesday, October 5 during the Tri-Cities Woodturners meeting beginning at 7:00. Chris will also be demonstrating at the store on Wednesday, October 6 from 10:00-12:00 and again 1:30-3:30.

The focus of the demonstration this year will be the new hollowing system, Sovereign Ultima and the ProEdge Sharpening System.

Sep 25, 2010 (Saturday 8:30am – 12:00pm) Lee Sky
Lee Sky (professional woodturner)

Turning Norfolk Island pine.

Cost: Free

http://www.goldcoastwoodturners.org/Gallery/Lee%20Sky.htm

********No program on Tuesday September 7th) **********

Sep 12, 2010 (Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm) Jamie Donaldson
Class – Jamie Donaldson (professional woodturner)

Each participant will turn 2 of the square forms during the hands-on session that was demonstrated on Saturday and shown in the pictures. Also bring any turning tools that gives you a hard time or that you need assistance with sharpening.
Cost: $45 (includes materials)

Sep 11, 2010 (Saturday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm) Jamie Donaldson
Jamie Donaldson (professional woodturner)

Jamie will turn 3 different versions of square form designs, each increasing in difficulty and design considerations. He strives to encourage turners to break out of a “brown and round” mentality, and illustrate that turning square forms is possible without bloodshed! Sharpening and safe use of the side ground bowl gouge will begin the demo, and tips from his bag of tricks will be illustrated all during the program. Jamie will discuss the entire project from blank selection to final sanding and finishing (no actual sanding or finishing during the demo.)

http://www.jamiedonaldsonwoodturner.com/

Cost: Free

Aug 3, 2010 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Walt Panek
Basic Natural-Edge Bowl Turning with Walt Panek

Walt’s low-key presentation allowed everyone to follow along each step he takes to make a natural-edge bowl.
My take away “secret” is to make a centering tennon that will just fit the hole in the face-plate. This will make aligning the faceplate very accurate and allow you to remount the wood in balance.

But what really got everyone’s attention was at the end of the one-hour class, he demonstrated how even the wall thickness was by sawing the bowl in half.

You could hear the gasps from the 50 people attending as the band saw neatly cut the bowl in half. Yes, the wall thickness was consistent. (Time didn’t allow finishing the bottom.)

July 6, 2010 – Terry Clark
Secrets revealed! Terry shared how he sands the inside of captive rings. Very trick. Terry making a baby’s rattle in sycamore.

Terry also revealed how he mounts 36″ diameter bowls to finish the bottoms: a Straka chuck.

Here is a link to make your own Straka chuck: http://www.woodturninglearn.net/articles/StrakaChuck.pdf

June 1, 2010 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Bill Tillson & Bill Tindall

A Double Bill Night
Bill Tillson – High Quality Gloss Finishing

Wow. Is this excessive or not?

At what point do you decide to stop the finishing process? Bill Tillson moved the goal post.

When does a craft become art? Bill demonstrated the steps to make THE difference.

click here => Bill’s secret formula and finishing supplies.

Bill Tindall – How come wood does that?

This was an excellent presentation about why wood behaves the way it does. Bill explained what is goes on at a cellular level within wood as the temperature and moisture changes. Easy to understand scientific processes.

Be sure to check out the new additions to the Image Gallery.

********No program on Tuesday April 6th) **********

May 4, 2010 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Reneau Dubberley
Reneau Dubberley – Threading any kind of wood

Reneau Dubberley will demonstrate his own design of a threading fixture. He has successfully threaded pine, cherry and many other woods. The only limitation is the grain can not be completely parallel to the axis of the lath (spindle turning).

Mar 27, 2010 (Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm) Warren Carpenter
Warren Carpenter – Professional Woodturner, demonstrator, and instructor

Member of the American Association of Woodturners, Carolina Mountain Woodturners, Mountain Laurel Woodturners, Southern Highlands Crafts Guild.

Owner of the Arts Company, an American Art Craft Gallery in Seneca, SC.

Morning session part 1: Basic Bowls and a Little Beyond: Warren will talk about and demonstrate many aspects of bowl turning including safety, drying, twice turning, sanding, finishing, and line and design. Depending on time available, turning demo will include turning a green wood bowl blank and a natural edge bowl. A dried bowl blank will then be turned in which Warren will insert a slice of a black walnut shell.

Morning session part 2: Sharpening: The basic focus of this demo is sharpening of the bowl gouge with a ?finger nail? grind using the wolverine system with various jigs. A small amount of time will be spent on some of the other tools in the bag, i.e. spindle gouge, scrapers, and roughing gouge. Sorry, no skew sharpening!

Afternoon session: What?s in that Screwed-up Wood: Warren will attempt to share what he sees in burls, crotches, and other screwed up pieces trees. Using a combination of sketches, finished turnings, and pieces of wood, we will discuss the options and bring some into reality by turning a piece or two. We will discuss safety, drying, sanding, finishing and of coarse, line and design.

Cost: Free

www.woodbywarren.com

Mar 28, 2010 (Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm) Warren Carpenter
Warren Carpenter – Hands-on Session

 

Turning that Screwed-up Piece of Wood: This class is for the intermediate to advanced turners who know what the bevel is on the bowl gouge and can ride it ease. This class is all about the bowl gouge, 3/8? or ??, with some type of ?figure nail? grind. After starting with a simple turning project, we will move into the wonderful world of ?screwed-up? wood. We will be turning wood from crotches of trees and likely from burls. Sanding and finishing will be discussed but not experienced in this class. Wood will be supplied.

Students will need: Face Shield, Bowl gouge, (Sharpening jig, vari-grind, Ellsworth, etc., so they can sharpen the same as they do at home.), Pieces of screwed-up wood for advice.

Cost $85

Mar 2, 2010 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Bill & Tina Collison

VALUE ADDED: Embellishment and Enhancement of Turned Work

This demonstration will show several of the methods by which a turned item can be transformed from Fine Craft into Art. Bill and Tina Collison work as a team. Bill turns thin walled, finished pieces (bowls, plates and vessels) which serve as blanks for Tina to embellish and enhance with coloring, burning and piercing and/or some combination of all the above. They are members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and Tennessee Association of Craft Artists. Their work has been juried into numerous art shows and exhibits and is available for sale in over 20 galleries and stores. Bill and Tina Collison’s work can be found online at

www.southernhighlandguild.org/collisondesigns

FEB 6, 2010 (Saturday) Don Rose

Don Rose – Professional Woodturner – Don will turn about 6 small projects on a mini lathe with an emphasis on quick and easy ways to turn different forms. Don will also give a sharpening demo using a slow speed grinder and wolverine jig.

Jan 5, 2010 (Tuesday) Rick Murray
Professional woodturner Rick Murray from Erwin.

Bring burls or “problem pieces” of wood that you don’t know what to do with them. Rick will go through his process of determining how to work a piece and discuss design options.

******** 2009 **********

Dec 1, 2009 – Annual Christmas Dinner at Woodcraft
This is a potluck dinner and everyone is invited.
This is a chance to just hang out and get to know other club members better.

There will not be a demonstration at this meeting.

There will be a vote for 2010 Club Officers .

Don’t forget that applications and dues for 2010 will be collected.

Nov 3, 2009 Melissa Gunther
Melissa will demonstrate turning delicate thin icicle ornaments

Oct 6, 2009 Robert Sorby Demonstration
Clive Brooks, Product Manager for Robert Sorby (from England) will demonstrate several woodturning projects & use of various Sorby woodturning tools.

Sep 6, 2009 (Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm) Alan Hollar Woodturning Class
Woodturning class with Alan Hollar (Newland, NC)
Turning a natural rim bowl – Limited enrollment at Woodcraft

Suggested tools: 1/2 & 3/8 bowl & spindle gouges, parting tool

Level: Intermediate

Cost $100 (includes material)

http://www.southernhighlandguild.org/alanturning/

Sep 5, 2009 (Saturday) Alan Hollar
Alan Hollar professional woodturner, teacher, and demonstrator from
Newland, NC. Alan’s demonstration will be on finishing woodturnings and turning a natural rim bowl.

http://www.southernhighlandguild.org/alanturning/

Aug 4, 2009 (Tuesday 7:00pm) Bob Gunther and Richard Dwyer
Bob and Richard will demonstrate epoxy inlays for turning.
June 2, 2009 (Tuesday) Terry Clark
Terry Clark – Enhancing your pieces with texturing, dyeing, and liming wax

May 5th, 2009 (Tuesday) Mark Busch

Our own Mark Busch will do another program on his excellent segmented turnings.

April-7th (Tuesday) Bill-Dotten

Our own Bill Dotten will demonstrate turning his “Bent handle ladles”.

http://woodspin.com/default.aspx

Mar 1, 2009 (Sunday) Alan Leland Woodturning Class
Woodturning class with Alan Leland (Durham, NC) –
17″ high 3 legged stool – Learn how to do Alan’s stool project, turn legs, comfortable seats, proper mortise and tenons with wedges
Limited enrollment at Woodcraft
cost:$90 (includes materials)
Level: Intermediate
Tools: 5/8 bowl gouge (fingernail grind, 5/8 bowl gouge (traditional grind), 3/8 detail spindle gouge, 3/8 beading & parting tool
Feb 28th, 2009 (Saturday) Alan Leland
Alan Leland – professional woodturner, teacher, and demonstrator from Durham, NC .
http://www.alanleland.com/

Alan is known for his many demonstration projects and classes. Alan will demonstrate turning a three legged stool with cross braces. Other demonstrations may include tips, techniques, sphere, candle stick, lazy susan, Ikebana flower vase, weed pot, ring holder, etc as time permits.

Cost: $10/person

Feb 3rd, 2009 (Tuesday) Cancelled due to weather

Jan-6-2009 (Tuesday) Andrew Weems – Pen turning

Schedule 2008

Dec 2, 2008 (7:00pm) – Annual Christmas Dinner at Woodcraft

This is a potluck dinner and everyone is invited.This is a chance to just hang out and get to know other club members better.

There will not be a demonstration at this meeting.

There will be a vote for 2009 Club Officers

Don’t forget that applications and dues for 2009 will be collected

Nov 4, 2008 – Meeting 7:00pm – Mark Busch


Explanation of segmented turning (forming/turning/calculating segmented rings). Come hear about some of Mark’s techniques used in his excellent segmented turnings.
Oct 7, 2008 (1:00pm-4:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm) – Sorby Woodturning Demo (England) Chris Pouncy, representative from Robert Sorby, will demonstrate the use of the spiralling system, hollowing tools, and sandmaster while turning a small hollow form. Tuesday, October 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and at the Tri-Cities Woodturners meeting from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.(Thanks to Woodcraft for this program)
Sep 27, 2008 (Saturday – 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm) Allan Batty
Members – $25, Non-members – $30 Allan Batty, professional woodturner, teacher and demonstrator from England will be our guest demonstrator. Allan Batty’s skill, teaching ability, and quick wit has made Allan one of the more popular demonstrators. Alan is known for demonstrating thread chasing, box turning, bowls, platters, secret ball, boxes, twist work, etc.
Sep 26, 2008 (Friday 9:00am-4:00pm) – Allan Batty Woodturning Class
Woodturning class with Allan Batty (England) Box turning – $70 – Limited enrollment at Woodcraft (check or cash only
Sep 2, 2008 (Tuesday 7:00pm) – Favorite Turning Tools & Jigs

Bring your favorite turning tool or jig (homemade or bought) to share.

Will also discuss efforts to bring professional woodturners to our club in 2009.

Aug 5, 2008 Meeting Tuesday 7:00pm – Bob Gunther
Bob Gunther (Asheville) –
Multi-axis bases on platters.
For those who have seen Bob’s high quality platers with multi-axis bases,
come see how the bases are created.

July 26, 2008 Meeting (Saturday) Nick Cook (Marietta, GA) –
Come see nationally known woodturner Nick Cook at Woodcraft.
Tri-Cities Woodturners members – Free admission
Non-members – $30 (or join the club for $25)
In addition to creating one-of-a kind pieces and his staple gift items, Nick teaches and lectures on various woodturning topics, has written artices for several woodworking magazines, and produced two woodturning videos.
Nick will demo the three-legged stool, his platter with the burned edges, and the pepper mill.

No Meeting on July 1st
Jul 25, 2008 (Friday) – Nick Cook Woodturning Class
Jul 25th (Friday 9:00am-4:00pm) – Nick Cook (Marietta, GA) Hands-on class – Peppermill Class Limited $100 plus $20 materials. Sign up at Woodcraft.

June 3, 2008 Meeting – Tuesday 7:00pm – Lee Eldridge
Lee Eldridge – Sharpening turning tools.
Bring your tools for hands-on sharpening after the demonstration.

May 6, 2008 Meeting – Tuesday 7:00 pm
Charlie Smith of Burnsville, NC will demonstrate how to turn a Multi-Axis bowl.
April 1, 2008 Meeting – Tuesday 7:00 pm

Tom Ilowiecki will demonstrate turning bracelets

segmenting
jam chucking
ebonizing
buffing
etc

March 4, 2008 Meeting – Tuesday 7:00 pm
Mark Doman will demonstrate Captive hollow turning with the Lightning Hollower (Don Derry System).

Easy setup system without the extra support apparatus (needing adjustment). Ready to go in seconds. (For smaller scale hollowing than other hollowing systems.)

For more details on Derry tools: http://derrytools.com/
February 5, 2008 Meeting – Tuesday
Our February meeting will be on the 5th at 7pm at Woodcraft in Johnson City, TN.

Bowl coring with Richard Dwyer (Oneway System) and Bill Dotten (Kel McNaughton System)
Special Extra Meeting in January 08
We will have a special meeting January 22nd with Lyle Jamieson from Traverse City, MI.

The meeting will take place at Woodcraft in Johnson City, TN.

This meeting will have 2 different parts: 1pm – 4:30pm and 5:30pm – 9pm. There will be a fee for this class. $25 for all day or $15 for one half day session. Spouses can attend for $15 for the all day event.

This is a great opportunity for our club to see a professional turner ofthis caliber.

Lyle Jamieson is known for his incredible wood sculptures and hollowingtechniques. He will demonstrate his boring bar systemthat makes hollow turning easy and creates safer in-control hollowing.

You will see:

his backrest system that stabilizes the handle
his laser jig that helps measure hollow form thickness. TheJamieson Tool System takes the stress out of hollow turning.

For more detail see Lyle’s website: https://www.lylejamieson.com/

January 15, 2008 Meeting – Tuesday
January 15th will be our normal monthly meeting at 7pm at Woodcraft in Johnson City, TN.

Harold Pannell will be presenting how to turn, finish, and assemble a lighthouse night light.

Schedule 2007

January 2 Dave Hansard

February 6 Bill Dotten Bottle stoppers

March 6 Jim Ketron Ebonizing wood with India ink and

buffing with the beall system

April 3 Nick Aloisio Overview of his turned & carved hollow-forms

May 1 Janice Manuel Working w/ Corian

June 5 Walt Panek Windsor Stool

July 3 Jim Ketron Cancelled

August 7th Joe Getty Free walk-in class 1:00pm-5:00pm

Woodturning demo at 7:00pm for the club

**September 7 Joe Ruminski Intermediate class

(Friday Class 9am-4pm?..at Woodcraft?for 6 PAID students only?.)

**September 8 Joe Ruminski Bowls, chalice, and false hollow forms

(Saturday Demo 10am-12pm & 1pm-4pm)

October 2 Bob Gunther Layered Bowls

November 6 Rick Murray Platters with natural rim edges (winged platters)

December 4 All Christmas dinner

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