Volume 1, Issue 2 March 2014 Shape, Sharpen, and Hone Wood Shavings NORTHWEST GEORGIA WOODTURNERS We learned a lot from Bob Brancheau at our February meeting. The most important two items: 1. There is no “magic” angle or grind out there. 2. There are three steps in the sharpening process: Shaping, Sharpening, Honing. Bob walked us thru the use of a bench grinder to Shape our turning tools. During the demo he showed us the need for a jig to support the tool during the shaping process. Bob utilized a Sharpie marker to insure the tool bevel was making proper contact with the grinder wheel. He also used a slow speed grinder to keep the tool a cool as possible. After getting the tool ground to the right shape, Bob then moved onto the Tormek Slow Speed Wet Sharpener. At this stage, the tool is starting to be sharpened using the Tormek’s 1000 Grit wet stone. The Tormek featured several jigs to hold the turning tools at the correct angle and depth from the tool bar. Bob showed the relationship between the BGM tool bar setup on the grinder and the similar tool bar setup on the Tormek. Hopefully, we all went home with some useful knowledge and have our tools in better shape. Finally, Bob showed us the use of diamonds to hone the turning tool. The key here was to make sure to hone the cutting edge of the tool. After the presentation, Bob shaped and sharpened several of our members’ tools while answering questions. Bob answering questions at the end of the presentation. Invitation to see David Ellsworth Bert Workman, President of the Dalton Area Woodturners Guild, has informed us of their upcoming March meeting featuring David Ellsworth. tion Center. Directions can be found at: www.daltonareawoodturne rsguild.org Nonmembers are being asked to pay $30 to attend or you can join their group at the door for $25. The meeting will be held on March 22nd @ 6PM at the Catoosa County Nutri- Inside this issue: Special points of interest: Show & Tell 2 March Meeting 2 Southern States Symposium 3 Demonstrator Trade 3 About Us 4 Membership 4 Class Opportunities 4 March 8th Deadline for Early Registration to Southern States Symposium March 22nd David Ellsworth @ Dalton Woodturners March 27th Pen Show at monthly meeting April 4th-6th Southern States Symposium May 3rd Shop Tour Wood Killer Designs Show & Tell from February Meeting Cherry Burl Bowl Tom Canada Threaded Boxes Tom Canada Ambrosia Maple 3-axis Platter Jack Kerwood Cypress Square Bowl Tom Canada Zebrawood Candle Holder Al Donahue Oak Bowl Jeff Masi Poplar Bowl Richard Green Spalted Maple Bowl Phil Ward Walnut Communion Set Phil Ward March Meeting Our March meeting will focus on pen turning. We are fortunate to have Marion Dunham join us our demonstrator. As many of you know he is our 100 year old Honorary Member from Florida. For Show & Tell this month . . . Bring In Your Pens!!!!!!!! The Wood Store has recently had over 100 pen kits donated. These range from Slimline to Cigar style pens. We’ve also Page 2 have over 200 pen blanks in stock. To move through some of these items blanks will be $1 each and pen kits will range from $1—$5 each. Most of the pen kits are from PSI so bushings and instruction sheets can be gotten easily. The Raffle will include several Pen Presses and Drilling Vises. Look forward to seeing everyone there. W O O D S HA V I N G S Southern States Woodturning Symposium Rotation Schedule Friday April 4th Saturday April 5th Sunday April 6th 1:30 PM — 3:30 PM 8:00 AM — 9:30 AM 8:00 AM—9:30 AM Dennis Liggett: Twisted Goblet Nick Cook: Three Legged Stool Nick Cook: Production Projects Trent Bosch: Sunburst Platter Harvey Meyer: Mosiacs on Wood Mike Mahoney: Heirloom Bowls Jimmy Clewes: Square Oriental Box Mike Mahoney: Heirloom Bowls Jimmy Clewes: Scorched Ash Bowl Mike Mahoney: Calabash Bowl Trent Bosch: Vessels and Surfaces Trent Bosch: Vessels and Surfaces 10:15 AM — 11:45 AM Dennis Liggett: Tangled Aspen Lyle Jamieson: Foundations of Hollow Forms Steve Cook: Candle Sticks Jimmy Clewes: Lidded Box and Brass Ring Lunch and Auction 3:30 PM—5:00 PM 3:00 PM — 4:30 PM 10:30 AM — 12:00 PM Dennis Liggett: Untraditional Canteen Dennis Liggett: Untraditional Canteen Mike Mahoney: Calabash Bowl Steve Cook: Pepper Mill & Salt Shaker Mike Mahoney: Calabash Bowl Jimmy Clewes: Leaf Ash Platter Trent Bosch: Vessels of Illusion Trent Bosch: Vessels of Illusion Dennis Liggett: Tangled Aspen Jimmy Clewes: Leaf Ash Platter Harvey Meyer: Mosaics on Wood 5:00 PM — 6:30 PM Dennis Liggett: Goblet with Twisted Stem Mike Mahoney: Hollow Form Threaded Lid Trent Bosch: Sunburst Platter Jimmy Clewes: Square Oriental Box Demonstrator Trade Do you have a particular item that you are good at turning? Have you ever wanted to show others how you turn? Why not try your hand at demonstrating? We have an opportunity to trade demonstrators with the North Alabama Woodturners group that meets over in VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2 Boaz, AL. Their President, Jess Walls, attended our last meeting and expressed a great interest in having a swap of club member demonstrators sometime this year. If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to pursue let Jeff know by emailing him at [email protected] It’s a great way for both clubs to see more turners without the expense of bringing them in. Page 3 Welcome to the Northwest Georgia Woodturners. NORTHWEST GEORGIA WOODTURNERS Membership Info Individual $25 Family $30 Student $15 Membership runs from July thru June. Our meetings are at 6:00 pm on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Senior Center, 1325 Kingston Hwy., Rome, GA. 30161. NWGAWOODTURNER meetings are informal with featured “show & tell”, guest demonstrators, and quite a bit of learning and sharing of ideas and techniques between members. Visitors are always wel- We’re on the Web come, so come and join us. nwgawoodturners.org Upcoming Classes Many of our members have expressed interest in hands on turning classes. Many of the demonstrators that travel from club to club offer the opportunity for hands on classes either the day of or day after there presentation to the club. We have had a few opportunities offered to us in the past month and wanted to let you all know about them. June 27th Mark Silay $50/person 6 person limit Terry Brandin’s Shop Contact Terry for more information. [email protected] Sept 28th — Oct 3rd Nick Cook Turning for Food John C. Campbell Folk School www.folkschool.org Oct 24th—26th Jimmy Clewes Jess Walls’ Studio Boaz, AL Contact Tommy Hartline for more information. [email protected] Our demonstrator from last month, Bob Brancheau, has offered teaching a 3 Saturday course on segmented turning. Each Session would focus on one aspect in the project allowing the students Bob Brancheau’s Segmented Turnings to work on the completion before the next session. Cost would be around $100 including materials. The classes would be held at Terry Brandin’s shop. At this point we are seeing the level of interest we have within the group. If we have at least 4 members wanting to take advantage we will setup the dates and times. The resulting segmented turning would be similar to the one Bob brought in for Show & Tell. If any of our members would be interested in teaching a class let us know and we can post it in next month’s newsletter.
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