April 13 ,2016

Open Mic Night ……….

Well sort of !

Actually the Sharing of Ideas. This will be a group discussion on various turning subjects.

Some of the subjects will be

  • Holding that piece of wood on the lathe
  • Hollowing techniques and equipment
  • Design
  • Bring in a tool with a special grind for a specific purpose and explain why you like it
  • Inspiration from Totally Turning

A great opportunity to exchange ideas and techniques

Bring in that half turned item for the “Half Turned Challenge”

Wood raffle and Show & Tell

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

 

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MARCH 9, 2016

Al  Mather

 Turning small decorative “Christmas” trees

“I will put an emphasis upon the skew chisel, and will discuss and demonstrate one style of these trees with which I use the skew for the majority of the shaping.

We will have time for some practice turning. Members are encourage to bring their skew chisels and detail spindle gouge and also a narrow parting tool if they have them, and try some of my suggestions My tools will be available for member to try as well.

The object for this practice time, is not to learn every cut the skew can be used for, but to have some practice time for the specific cuts used to shape the trees.”

There will be several mini lathes to get one-on-one help and also have some fun !

Bring your FACE SHIELD, skew, detail gouge and thin parting tool 

NO wood raffle or show & tell

Wednesday-March 9th-6 PM-Dirigo High wood shop-Dixfield Maine

 

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February 10, 2016

Peter Walen

Will be our demonstrator for the evening. We don’t know exactly what pete has up his sleeve, but it will diffently be worth attending to see!

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Pete will demonstrate

Burned, cut and spray painted art pieces

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DON’T MISS THIS ONE !!!!!

Wednesday, February 10th, Dirigo High School Woodshop 6PM

 

 

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January 13, 2016

Brian Libby demonstrates using a flexible shaft tool to embellish your turnings.  This will be the passing on of information that he learned after taking a class with Steven Kennard at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in September.

The demo will start with the basics of turning a small box and then show how to really make that box stand out with some simple embellishment.

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Dirigo High School Woodshop

Wednesday – January 13, 2016 

6PM to 9 PM

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December 9, 2015

Christmas Party

Pot luck supper – please bring a dish to share

(Don’t forget the serving utensil – the club provides plates, silverware and drinks)

Gift exchange (Yankee Swap) for those who wish to participate 

(home-made is preferable)

Spouses and kids are also invited !

 

No Show & Tell or wood auction

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November 10, 2015

Brian Libby demonstrates turning a small box and then using a flexible shaft tool to embellish it. This will be the passing on of information that he learned after taking a class with Steven Kennard at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in September.

The demo will start with the basics of turning a small box and then show how to really make that box stand out with some simple embellishment.

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REMINDER-For those who participated in last months hands on demo, bring back your finishes carved pieces for show & Tell !!!!

THIS IS A TUESDAY MEETING

BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAY !!

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October 14, 2015

Justina Hatch

will demo Carving on an ornament !!!

Justina will have an ornament with the top turned and show everyone how to make the bottom open twisted. She will bring carving knives and Kevlar gloves for those who want to try carving.

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Wood raffle and show and tell

6PM  Dirigo High School Woodshop

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September 9, 2015

Bill  Lewis will demo TEXTURING !!!

He will demo the use of the Henry Taylor and Robert Sorby texturing tools as well as the Chatter tool and will also make one of his chattered Christmas Trees.  Bill will also discuss some of the other Christmas Ornaments that he makes.   

President’s summer challenge

Please bring in your project for the summer challenge – which was a box with any kind of decorative lid.

“half turned” challenge”

If anyone still has finished pieces from the previous “half turned” challenge, please bring them.

Hoping for lots of “show and tell” after a long summer

Wood raffle as usual.

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JULY 11, 2015

Max Brosi – Woodturner

from Manorhamilton,  Leitrim, Ireland

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Dirigo High School Woodshop

145 Weld St., Dixfield, ME 04224

9am – 4pm

The cost is $20 per person

Lunch is available in the local area

For more info check out our facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/westernmountainwoodturners

               or

call Kim at 207-357-5473

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June 3rd Meeting

KIM  DAILEY

TURNING A BOX

It will probably be end grain orientation, maybe decorated, it might have a finial, and then again maybe not.

What ever the size, shape,embellishment or design, it will be a great demo!

Don’t forget to bring back the “half turned Challenge” item!!!

Dirigo High Shool woodshop – Dixfield, ME   6PM

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