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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November 8th meeting – Doug Timberlake

CELTIC KNOT ORNAMENT !

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Western Mountain Woodturner member Doug Timberlake will show us his process of incorporating a Celtic knot into an ornament. This is a multi-step process and can give you fantastic results!

Pictured to the left is a typical Celtic knot. There are many variations to this.

This will be a very interesting Demo and one that you will not want to miss.

 

Wood Auction

Show & Tell

Dirigo High School Woodshop – November 8th – 6PM

 

 

 

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October 11th Meeting

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Would you like to turn a yarn bowl but not sure how to cut the yarn “slot” ???? 

Well you are in luck because Mike Chase will show us his technique.

 Next up for the nights events is a discussion on what finishes you use.

Bring in a bowl with a finish you like and tell us why you like it. 

 Are you having issues with applying certain types of finishes?

Bring in your bowls and let’s have a discussion and share our experiences.

Wood Raffle and Show & Tell

Dixfield High School Woodshop 6PM

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September 13th Meeting – Brian Libby

brians horn

This month we are going to have our president, Brian Libby, step behind the lathe or the mustard monster, as he calls it. He is going to show us how to make a Ceilidh Horn.

A Ceilidh horn is a Celtic drinking horn and it’s pronounced “kay lee”. Ceilidh in Scottish and/or Irish means party, gathering, or celebration. These gatherings usually involve traditional music, dancing, and of course drinking. In the Iron Age of northern Europe, the traditional drinking horn would have been used with wine or mead to make toasts, celebrate weddings, or just imbibing at banquets!

Also don’t forget the President’s challenge of turning an egg and embellishing it in someway.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 13th 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.

decorated horn

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