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.









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



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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.


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


call Kim at 207-357-5473

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June 3rd Meeting



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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Tips, Tricks and More!

Bring your tips and tricks that you have learned and share with the group.


Are you having problems with anything? Bring your questions; we will try to answer them!

There will be several different pieces of wood available for a hands-on approach to help solve any of your problems

REMINDERHalf Turned Challenge

Bring in a half-turned piece to swap and then bring back next month

Wednesday, May 13th  2015  @ 6PM, in the Dirigo High School Woodshop

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Pyrography 101

Ralph Whalen  – Woodburning

Ralph is new to the club but has been a woodworker for many years.

Bring your wooddburners – this is a hands-on demo

Ralph will bring some wood and show us how to embellish our work with.

This will be a fun evening, don’t miss this one!


Dirigo High School woodshop  @ 6PM  – Dixfield, Maine

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Large platter W/end grain cutting board

 Peter Walen will once again step behind the mustard monster and perform his magic, showing us how he makes a large platter and then inserts a small, round, end grain cutting board in the center.

Even if you don’t turn large platters (16-20 inches) there is a lot information that can be used is other smaller projects.

Wednesday-March 11, 2015

 Dirigo High School Woodshop  @ 6PM

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Photography 101

Photographing Your Woodturnings

Kim Dailey, Steve Hatch and Brian Libby will share their knowledge of photography and how to take good photos of your projects.

We all like to share photos of our woodturnings but sometimes they don’t do justice to the piece. Is it the wrong angle, too much light, not enough light, too close? 

You do not need to spend big bucks on a high tech set up to take quality pictures! An expensive digital camera is not even needed. A simple point and shoot digital will work just fine. For very little cost you can set up a “photo tent” and take very good photos to share on social networks, through email, the internet or where ever. Sometimes just a little post processing will great improve the quality of the picture.


Dirigo High School Woodshop 

February 11, 2015    –     6PM



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Charlie Tidswell Demo

On January 14th Charlie will show us his procedure making an inside out turning.

Charlie has been turning for a relatively short time, but is a very enthusiastic woodturner and always pushes himself out of his comfort zone to try new things.

See you there!

Dirigo High School woodshop  – 6PM

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