The mission of the Woodturners of North Texas is to advance the creative pursuit of woodturning through educational programs, practical demonstrations and community service projects. Personal achievement is encouraged through mentoring, design challenges and member participation.
July 2014 Demo
“Hollow Form Process”
by Dennis Ford
Dennis's Handout - Click Here
I plan on doing a demo on "Hollow Form Process". This will involve mounting a blank between centers, turning a tenon and rough shape. I will put the piece in a chuck, dress up the upper outside and hollow the interior with hand held tooling. To make the process interesting to viewers (and much faster), the blank will have multiple holes drilled in it. Your camera should be able to show the tool inside the hollow form. The lower portion of the outside will be shaped after most of the hollowing is done. I will also bring a blank to make a finial out of in case of enough time for a quick finial.
Next Meeting - July 31th, 2014
MEETING LOCATION AND TIME
The chapter meets on the last Thursday evening of each month from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at the Handley-Meadowbrook Lions Club, 6013 Craig Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76112.
Visitors and guests are always welcome to attend our meetings. The Handley-Meadowbrook Lions Club is about 1.5 miles south of I-30 on I-820 S. exit Craig Street (Exit 30a).
MONTHLY PRESIDENT'S NOTES
President's report for June 2014
- Our upcoming meeting promises to be an event you don't want to miss. We will be starting at 3pm with an Open Shop where you can get your turning questions, whether large or small, answered by a knowledgeable mentor. Seven lathes will be set up to allow hands on training along with a couple of grinding stations for help with that ever important tool shaping and sharpening. We will be concentrating on bowl turning from the log to the table but any turning question is fair game. Don't worry about dinner as our vice presidential HOT DOGS will be available for $1 each and also chips and drinks. Please bring change for these purchases. We will stop at 6pm to set up for our meeting. See John Horn's article for more information.
- Concurrently with the Open Shop will be a Swap Meet. Bring wood working tools, machine, or material and see if anyone would like to buy or swap for it. Swapping and bartering will also be available during the break period.
- This meeting will be different than most, not only because of the Open Shop but we are going to give away two SWAT registrations and banquet tickets. SWAT provides one registration for a turner who has never been to a SWAT symposium and wishes to go this year. In addition, our club provides a ticket for the Saturday night banquet. The winner will be chosen by a drawing of eligible club members. The second registration and banquet ticket is provided by our club for any club member who will go to SWAT and will also be determined by a drawing. In both cases the winners will be responsible for their transportation, lodging and evening dinner(s) excluding Saturday's banquet. See Bob Clark's SWAT section of this newsletter.
- We will be changing the meeting order this month with announcements followed by our critique session. The critiques are meant to help the turner with positive feedback about form and finish. We all started the same way so don't be ashamed to bring in anything you turned. After the critique will be a break then our demonstration of Tips and Tricks followed by the Bring Back raffle.
- We will be passing the sign up sheet for our Empty Bowls Bowl of the Month program. We need many more turners to help with this very important program.
- See you at 3:00pm Thursday and be safe. We do not need any new “safety coordinators”.
Monthly Bring Back Raffle
Every month at our meeting we have a table to share what we have turned. Tickets are $1. If you win a turned/ unturned item, you are asked to bring a like item to the next meeting you attend.
June 2014 Bring Back Results