November 14th meeting – Roundtable on embellishments

From Al Stirts demo in 2012

From the Al Stirt demo in 2012

Join us Wednesday, November 14th from 6 -9 pm in the Dirigo High School woodshop for a round table discussion on embellishments. Bring in your items, ideas or questions. Tell us how you did it (or show us). If you have a specific tool that you use, bring it. Maybe you have a new, better or safer way of doing a familiar technique. Maybe you have seen something that you would like to try but don’t know how.

Any idea is up for discussion: carving, painting, pyrography, texturing, inlays, piercing, etc.

Bring your examples, tools, ideas and questions.

We will be having our usual show and tell. Along with our world famous wood raffle.

To a Peter Walen piece in 2016

To a Peter Walen piece in 2016

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October 10th meeting – Steven Hatch

This month Steven Hatch is going to be our demonstrator. He’s going to be doing a demo on what he calls twisted eccentric turnings for handles and ornaments with captured rings for decorations. Sounds just a little off center to me. You aren’t going to want to miss this one.

Captured rings on a turned spindle

Captured rings on a turned spindle

Also don’t forget to bring in your turned Molinillo for the presidents challenge.

We will be having our usual show and tell. Along with our world famous wood raffle.

Our meeting is Wednesday, October 10th. The meeting starts at 6pm in the Dirigo High School woodshop.

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September 12th meeting – Bill Lewis

This month Bill Lewis is going to be our demonstrator. He’s going to be doing a timely demo on how he turns his seasonal boxes. Bill’s demos are always good and full of turning tricks and tips. What a way to kick off our return from summer vacation. You aren’t going to want to miss this one.

Bill Lewis' seasonal boxes

A few of Bill’s boxes

 

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June 13th MEETING

Hollowing systems

 

The GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY

There are several captured hollowing system available, Brian Libby will demonstrate three different captured systems and a couple of hand held tools as well.

This will be an interactive demo with discussion and hands on participation.

There are even captured systems for mini-lathe!

We will need a President and Vice-President !

Show and tell  –  Wood raffle

June 13th at 6pm in the Dirigo High School Woodshop

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May 9th Meeting

It is that time of the year – election time !!!!

At our May meeting we will need to elect a President and Vice President .

Please consider volunteering for one of those positions.

Our March meeting was canceled doe to the snow storm, Peter Walen has agreed to do that demo at our May meeting. Please scroll down this page and check out Pete’s work.

Bring back your “half turned” project.

Wood raffle and show & tell

Wednesday, MAY 9th, Dirigo High School Woodshop, 6PM

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APRIL 11, 2018 Meeting

SPECIAL MEETING AT

Rare Woods USA in Mexico, Maine

Here is an opportunity to see a huge selection of wood from all over the world.

Meet at their facility at 6PM for a guided tour !

120 Swift River Road Mexico, ME 04257

Bring back your “half turned” project

There will not be any

show & Tell or wood auction

 

 

 

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March 14, 2018 meeting

Peter Walen

will be our demonstrator at our March 14th meeting

Here is some of Peter’s resent work. He will show us how he textures and paint his art work.

 

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REMINDER- bring back your half turned challenge.

Show and Tell

Wood raffle

If RSU 56 is closed there is also no meeting.

Wednesday, March 14th, Dirigo High School Woodshop, 6PM

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February 14, 2018

Open Forum Night

Let’s try something a little different this month!

Bring a turning problem, project or tool that you’d like to get some advice on.

Have you got any “tips or tricks”? If so bring them along !!!

Wood raffle and show & tell

REMEMBER- If RSU 56 closes school there will be no meeting

January 10 6PM At Dirigo HS woodshop, Dixfield Maine

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January 10, 2018 Jeff Enck

JEFF ENCK  February 2015

Demonstrates Piercing

Jeff is a member of the Southern Maine club in South Portland and has done some great work piercing his turnings.

February 2015

 

 

 

 

 

This will be a very informative meeting-Don’t miss this one !!!!

REMEMBER- If RSU 10 closes school there will be no meeting

Wood raffle and show & tell

January 10 6PM At Dirigo HS woodshop, Dixfield Maine

 

 

 

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December 13, 2017 – Meeting

Christmas party

Our next meeting is December 13th at 6pm in the woodshop at Dirigo High School and it’s our annual Christmas party.

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

If RSU 10 should close school for the day our meeting will be canceled.

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