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Jason Swanson coming to MWA

Jason Swanson
Professional Woodturner/Instructor/Demonstrator
http://www.wiwoodguy.com
Coming to MWA for a 2 day small group session and a 1 day club meeting.

All day demo

When: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: University of Minnesota
    E117 Regis Center for Art
    405 21st Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
Fee: $25

Small group sessions

When:October 24 and 26, 2014
Limit:8 per class
Location: Woodcraft
   9125 Lyndale Ave. South
   Bloomington, MN 55420
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Contact: Mike Hunter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fee: $75.00

For your Holiday presents, Jason is well known for Pepper Mills.
"I teach and demonstrate woodturning all across the country now at local clubs, Woodcraft stores, woodturning symposiums, and at Folk Art Schools, including John C. Campbell in Brasstown, NC.  The segmented peppermills have literally taken me across the country in both teaching and demonstrating how I make them."

      

August 2014 Newsletter

The August Newsletter is now available.

Click on image to download.

Beads of Courage - Lyla

Dear Mr. Robinette, 

Many thanks to the MN Woodturners for their donation of jars to the Children's Hospital Beads of Courage Program. 

My daughter Lyla, 5, recently finished her second year-long course of chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer. She loves her beads and they have a place of honor in our home. Having such a beautiful vessel in which to store them makes them even more special. 

I thought you might enjoy this photo of Lyla's beds in her jar. Please pass on our sincere thanks to your members -- especially Gordon Fay who made Lyla's piece -- for the beautiful, artful  contribution to this program to encourage our little fighter. You've made a special day even more special.

Sincerely, 

Emily Mamun

  

Need wood for turning?

MWA is planning a “cutting day” in Lakeville. 

If you would like to add to your wood pile join the MWA chain saw gang on Sat. Sept. 6th  from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

No need to bring a saw as only members of the chain saw gang will be cutting wood to order for three hours in the morning.

The Lakeville MWA wood pile address is 22702 Hamburg Ave. , Lakeville MN. On Cedar Ave. just south of the Airlake airport.

Directions are: Take Cedar Ave South to 225th , turn right, then left on Hamburg ½ block to Mark Parranto”s Applewood Orchard.

The wood pile is made up of Maple, Ash, etc. and Mark will have some fresh apple from his orchard as well.

If your interested contact me with your RSVP. I hope to have several members show up and it will be good to know how many are coming.

Thank you, Neil Robinette  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

September Tool Sharpening Class

Minimize or stop end-grain tear out, chatter marks, and tool heel bruising in bowls.

Significantly reduce your sanding time.

Discover that sharp tools make you a better turner and a safer turner. 

Finally make that cut that would only be made rougher with sandpaper. 

Learn the available jigs and setups that allow you to sharpen your tools quickly so that you spend time turning, not sharpening. 

This is a single-session, hands-on class.  Bring your dull tools with you so that you can learn how to sharpen what you will be using. 

Face mask and safety glasses are mandatory 

 

Date: Wednesday September 17, 2014

Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Instructor: Neil Robinette

At Neils Shop, located at  9625 Washburn Ave. N. Brooklyn Park MN  

Map Link: Google Map

Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members

To sign up for this class, contact Rick Auge @  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you cannot respond by email link you can also Txt or call 651-332-1566

Wood Sealer

The chapter has purchased some Anchorseal Wood Sealer in bulk and can be purchased by the gallon for our members at our monthly meetings or you can contact these people listed below. For information on Anchorseal click here: http://www.uccoatings.com/products/anchorseal

Neil Robinette, Brooklyn Park  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jim Jacobs, Hastings  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bob Jensen,  Fridley  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reed Jacobs, Bloomington  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Steve Mages,  Minnetonka  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rick Auge, Shoreview  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Don't let your wood look like this

Cracked Wood

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Jacobs Tip

Remove the tool rest when sanding.  Do not feel the turning as it spins. 

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