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November 2014 Chapter Meeting

This meeting will feature Rick Auge demonstrating coring bowls out of a rough turned bowl shape. 

Rick has been using a Mc Naughton bowl saver on a regular basis.  

His skill and ease of use will allow us to see how to save bowls out of a valuable piece of wood instead of turning it into shavings.

 

 

This is a very different demo, don’t miss this one, it’s the last demo and meeting for this year

 

 November Double Challenge: You may enter both if you choose.

  

Number One:  Two bowls as close to identical in size and shape as possible. Of course be as creative as you like!  This challenge will test your turning skills.  

  

Number Two is: A platter. Sounds easy, and it is, but the design and variations are endless!  

Small to large, your challenge is to turn a unique shape or size. Everything from the type of wood to the finish, the color, the stain or dye all are fair game when turning a platter. Test the judges! Turn on your lathes members!  

 

And remember one category is for first time entrents don't be bashful!! 

Location: Salvation Army
2445 Prior Avenue North
Roseville, MN 55113-2714
see map below

Time: 6:00pm social time, meeting starts at 6:30pm
There will be a Wood raffle and the chapter library available.

Anchorseal wood sealer is available at every meeting. This version as with the last barrel is freeze proof,  no need to keep it in a heated area. Member price is $10.00 per gal.

 

You may have noticed the frenzy of activities prior to each meeting to get all the gear in place and working by 6:30.  This requires the help of more than just the two guys. We need two more members who regularly attend our meetings to be available to lend a hand.

 

  

How to Turn a Flute

If you missed the October Chapter Meeting, Charlie Prokop demonstrated how to turn a flute.

His documentation can be found here: Flute Jig Documentation

Flute Picture

 

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.

November 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 November 19th , 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

Slow the RPM way down when starting big pieces of wood, do not stand in the "Line of Fire"

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