March 8th Meeting – Jed Malcore

A duck call turned by Jed Malcore

A duck call turned by Jed Malcore

Jed Malcore of Malcore Woodturning will be our demonstrator on March 8th. Jed is going to show us how he makes game calls, specifically duck calls.

He is going to show the process he uses to go from a square block of wood to a working duck call. Along the way, Jed will show how he makes the barrel and the insert. Jed will also show different types of inserts for making the desired sounds, including how he crafts his own insert and tunes them.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 8th starting at 6 pm in the Dirigo High School woodshop. At the end of the night, we will have our usual show and tell as well as our world famous wood raffle.

Two laminated duck calls turned by Jed Malcore - Western Mountain Woodturners Association

Two laminated duck calls turned by Jed Malcore

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February 8th Meeting – Lanny Dean

Lanny Dean working at the lathe - Western Mountain Woodturners Association

Lanny Dean working at the lathe

Lanny Dean will be our demonstrator for our February meeting. Lanny is going to show us how to make a bowl two different ways.

Lanny started turning in 2009 and he quickly went from a hobby to an obsession. Lanny is also a past president of the Maine Woodturners.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, February 8th starting at 6 pm in the Dirigo High School woodshop. At the end of the night, we will have our usual show and tell as well as our world famous wood raffle.

As always, in our winter months, if RSU 10 should close school for the day, or cancel afterschool activities, our meeting will be canceled.

Lanny Dean's natural edge bowl with pyrographed tree - Western Mountain Woodturners Association

A natural edge bowl with pyrographed tree

Lanny Dean's natural edge bowl - Western Mountain Woodturners Association

Natural edge bowl

Lanny Dean's Cherry bowl - Western Mountain Woodturners Association

Cherry bowl

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January 11th meeting – Mark Irving

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For our January 11th meeting Mark Irving of Bath, Maine is going to be our demonstrator for the night. Mark is an excellent woodturner and will be showing us how he makes his beautiful rolling pins. Mark’s demos are always entertaining because Mark uses his Maine humor while he shows us his turning tricks.

Our meeting is January 11th starting at 6 pm in the Dirigo High School woodshop. At the end of the night, we will have our usual show and tell as well as our wood raffle.

As always, in our winter months, if RSU 10 should close school for the day our meeting will be canceled.

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December 14th meeting

Our next meeting is December 14th at 6pm in the woodshop at Dirigo High School and it’s our annual Christmas party.

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Peter Walen’s cool design.

A few things you need to know about the party.

Spouses and friends are encouraged to join us.

Yankee Swap—gift should be something handmade, preferably by you. Spouses can participate as well, following the same rule.

Pot Luck Supper—everyone should bring their best or favorite dish of food to share along with a serving utensil.

Please remember that we are in a school and alcohol isn’t allowed.

The club will provide coffee, soda, plates, napkins, cups and plastic ware.

There will not be a Show & Tell or wood auction

As always, in our winter months, if RSU 10 should close school for the day our meeting will be canceled.

 

 

 

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November 9, 2016

Mike  Chase

On November 9th Mike will step behind the “Mustard Monster” and work his magic by turning a toothpick dispenser. This is a design that was featured in Wood Magazine –  Issue 182, March 2008.

toothpick dispenser

Mike is a great demonstrator and will take us step by step through the process making of this very unique and useful project. It is a great gift idea for the Holiday season.

This was originally scheduled for last June, but had to be postponed.

 You certainly do not want to miss this demo!

Presidents Challenge — turn a spinning top that is textured and has color !!!!

Wood raffle and Show & Tell

November 9th  at 6pm in the Dirigo High School Woodshop

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October 12, 2016

Al Mather will  demonstrate  Inside-out Turning

Al is certainly no stranger to demonstrating at Dixfield.

This month he will take us through the steps involved in making this unique turning.

 

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September 14, 2016

Brian Libby demonstrates Turning  a  Twig  Pot

Twig pots or weed pots are a nice way to use up odd pieces of wood, and best of all you can go into the back yard and take a branch or small sapling and create a nice little gift !

Turning should be about having some fun !

This is a quick and very easy project that will help hone your skills.

Don’t forget about the Presidents challenge! Turn a spurtle !!!

September 14th at 6pm in the Dirigo High School Woodshop

 

 

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September Meeting

Presidents  Challenge

Summer is in full swing and before we know it, it will be time for our September meeting !

This past week I have had a lot of time to sit around and think,  sooooo here is my plan.

Most months I will issue a challenge for the next meeting. My challenge for the September meeting is to turn a spurtle. It can be simple or very ornate, most of all  HAVE FUN !!

Size – about 12” long b ¾ to 1” at the handle with the smallest part about 3/8” to ½”.

MORE INFO ON THE DEMO WILL BE PUBLISHED

CLOSER TO THE MEETING DATE

September 14th  at 6pm in the Dirigo High School Woodshop

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JUNE 8, 2016

UPDATE

 

KIM DAILEY

will demo on Wednesday June 8th

Turning an acrylic pen

6PM Dirigo High School woodshop

Hopefully Mike can do his demo in the fall!

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JUNE 8, 2016

Mike  Chase

On June 8th Mike will step behind the “Mustard Monster” and work his magic by turning a toothpick dispenser. This is a design that was featured in Wood Magazine –  Issue 182, March 2008.

toothpick dispenser

Mike is a great demonstrator and will take us step by step through the process making of this very unique and useful project. It is a great gift idea for the Holiday season.

This is our last meeting until September and one that you certainly do not want to miss!

Wood raffle and Show & Tell

June 8th  at 6pm in the Dirigo High School Woodshop

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