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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June 14th meeting – Steven and Justina Hatch

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This month we are going to have the husband and wife duo of Steven and Justina Hatch doing the demonstration.  They are going to show us how they create acrylic blanks using a two-part polyurethane called Alumilite. They will show mixing it and putting it under pressure to make all of the air bubbles disappear.

 

I believe that Steven is also going to show how he turns the acrylic. This will be his first turning demo with us, so please come to the meeting and show Steven some support.

Custom block of acrylic

Custom block of acrylic

 

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May 10th meeting – Charlie Tidswell

Charlie Tidswell

Charlie Tidswell

Our own Charlie Tidswell from Beneath the Bark Art is going to be our demonstrator for our May 10th meeting and he is going to demo how he makes a Torus.

What is a Torus? the dictionary defines the Torus this way. Torus: in geometry, a torus is a surface of revolution generated by revolving a circle in three-dimensional space about an axis coplanar with the circle. If the axis of revolution does not touch the circle, the surface has a ring shape and is called a torus of revolution.  Still not getting it? Then come to our May meeting and learn more.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 10th 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.

Charlies Tidswell's Torrus

Charlie Tidswell’s Torus

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April 12th meeting – Lanny Dean

Lanny Dean working at the lathe - Western Mountain Woodturners Association

Lanny Dean working at the lathe

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Lanny Dean will be our demonstrator for our April 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, April 12th 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.

A natural edge bowl with pyrographed tree.

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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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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