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Next Meeting - Oct. 27th

The next meeting will be Monday, Oct 27, 2014. It will be multi faceted!

 -Fund Raiser / Raffle for the Club:
Here’s an opportunity to donate your excess wood blanks, tools, books and magazines to the club. Let’s face it, we all most likely have stuff we’re never going to use again. Let’s get it in the hands of others who might. Please bring in 3 to 5 items you don’t mind giving away to the club as part of this activity. These items will be raffled.

Please also bring in $5 to $10 so you can participate in the raffle. If we have 50 members show up and everyone plays, it’s an additional $250 to $500 we can put in the bank. Should be fun also. Everyone loves getting a deal.

-Silent Auction:
For more expensive items you’d rather sell than donate, please bring them in also and we can help you sell them. This has been a popular activity in the past. We’ll place a piece of paper next to your item. You place the minimum price you want and people can bid on your item. Highest bid wins!

-We will also have a Show and Tell for your most recent work so let’s get turning 

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Celtic Knots

Resource Material
from our June 2014
meeting with
Sharon Doughtie

Check out our June
newsletter too.
Burning Demo

Resource List

Knots from the Far Side

Round Celtic Knots

Square Celtic Knots


Future Symposium Project

Above are the latest details about a new Symposium that Gil discussed at the May meeting.
Click on the above paragraph (image) to see the full PDF text file.

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5th Annual Turners Exchange
Nov. 24, 2014

With this event we hope to get as many members as possible to participate. All skill levels are encouraged to participate (as long as it is your best effort). The only requirement is that your TURNED piece stays within the parameters of each year’s event.

“Makers Choice ~ … with texture”

• YOUR CHOICE of form (bowl, plate, box, vase, etc.).

• Maximum diameter OR height - 8”.

• At least ONE type of TEXTURED embellishment. ** (see below)

Embellishment can be a minimal area or cover the entire piece.
Some enhancements include:

Carving ~ (hand tools or power tools, i.e., reciprocating, rotary, pneumatic, grinder, etc.)

Mechanical ~ (Chatter tool, Wagner tool. Elf tool, etc. ~ while lathe is under power)

Hammered ~ (Punches, screwdrivers, countersinks, etc. ~ while off the lathe, of course)

Pyrography ~ (used as a texturing element)

Or, …. whatever your creative mind can come up with !!!

This should be a lot of fun for everyone involved! Be sure to sign your piece. Your “masterpiece” should be boxed and wrapped – anonymously! After all participants have opened their “gifts” the makers will then talk about their pieces ~ (think “Show & Tell”).

Remembering Last Year's - 4th Annual Turners Exchange

Color Wheel     Event Title: “A Splash of Color”      Color Wheel

• Here are the RULES from last november:

YOUR CHOICE of form (bowl, plate, box, vase, etc.) with maximum diameter or height of - 8”. At least ONE coloring embellishment. This can be a minimal area or cover the entire piece. Some enhancements include: painting (acrylic, oil, water color, spray, latex, etc.), dyeing (analine, metallic, leather, etc.), ink (India Ink, permanent markers, Prismacolor® pens, etc.), leafing (gold, metallic, etc.) or whatever else you can come up with!

This should be a lot of fun for everyone involved! Your “masterpiece” should be boxed and wrapped – anonymously! After all participants have opened their “gifts” the makers will then talk about their pieces ~ (think “Show and Tell”).


Past Mtg: April 22, 2013

Steve at the Lathe

Steve Antonucci gives presentation on Bowl Turning

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The purpose of the NJW is to promote woodturning education of the membership and the general public and to generate a broader understanding of woodturning as an art form.

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Chess Pieces

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Ron Brown's Pearls   Cracked Vase

Ron Brown’s Pearls (Turners Reference Guide). Here's enough woodturning information to fill a book but it's been reduced to a single page.

 Permission provided by Wayne Sutter of Woodline USA.


Here's the cracked wood
link that Gil mentioned
at the January meeting.

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