February 13th – Sheila Wiken

Sheila Wiken's music pens

Let’s try this again. This month our President, Sheila Wiken, will be demoing how to turn a laser cut, themed pen.

Are you always looking for personalized gift idea? It’s not too early to start thinking about how to personalize gifts for birthdays, graduations, special occasions or even Christmas. These are available in many military, occupational, hobby, and animal themes and almost everything else and include various degrees of difficulty. Ideas will include the easiest themed kits, as well as some kits that will take more patience but the turning is the
same in all.

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

Join us Wednesday, February 13th from 6 -9 pm in the Dirigo High School woodshop for our monthly meeting.

If RSU 56 should cancel school that day, we will also be canceled.

Sheila Wiken's Kokopele pen

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January 9th meeting – Sheila Wiken

This month our President, Sheila Wiken, will be demoing how to turn a laser cut themed pen.

Are you always looking for personalized gift idea? It’s not too early to start thinking about how to personalize gifts for birthdays, graduations, special occasions or even Christmas. These are available in many military, occupational, hobby, and animal themes and almost everything else and include various degrees of difficulty. Ideas will include the easiest themed kits, as well as some kits that will take more patience but the turning is the
same in all.

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

Join us Wednesday, January 9th from 6 -9 pm in the Dirigo High School woodshop for our monthly meeting.

If RSU 56 should cancel school that day, we will also be canceled.

 

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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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