Next Meeting -May 26th, 2016
(next - June 30th)
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).
May 2016 Demo
“Sharpening Doesn’t Have to be a Grind!”
This demo will cover a lot more than just sharpening tools! Certainly the presentation will include the turning tools most commonly used and how they are sharpened. However, it is helpful to understand both the advantages and the limitations of a given tool geometry. For example, there are limits to the shape of bowl that can be turned with a bowl gouge that has a 40 bevel angle. The geometry of certain tool shapes will be discussed using diagrams and tool models that Paul has prepared.
The Oneway Wolverine sharpening system will be used in the demo and Paul will discuss a few other sharpening aids that he has used. The demo will also cover the use and sharpening of some turning tools that are not commonly used such as the Bedan, Captive Ring Tool and the Spindlemaster. If time allows, Paul will turn with some of the tools and end the demo with a turning project.
Paul Tiefel has worked with wood since he was a boy helping in his Dad’s workshop. His first successful projects were the treehouses Paul and his brother built in the large Hickory Nut Trees on their property. He first exposure to woodturning was in Junior High School shop class.
Paul received a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1973 and began working in the oil and gas exploration business. In 2001, Paul moved to North Texas and semi-retired. Soon thereafter he started woodturning in earnest and joined the Woodturners of North Texas in 2002.
MONTHLY PRESIDENT'S NOTES
President's report for May 2016
- Welcome to our new members: Sidney Edwards, Robert McCullough and Kelly Wootton.
- Our SWAT scholarship drawings went well. Congratulations to winners Cliff DeWitt, David Dorchert and Bob Wiggins.
- Another note on SWAT. If you would like to mail in your registration rather than paying on line go to www.swaturners.org and click on the Registration Link. A mail in link is available. Open it, print the form and mail it in with your check.
- Many very nice salad utensils were turned for Bob’s challenge. This was quite a project and it took some preplanning and more than a little skill. Though I, and a few others, were unable to finish the project or had some, shall I say, structural failures, it was a good learning experience. I hope you have all attempted turning spinning tops for the May challenge. They are fun to turn and the kids love them.
- Ray Moyer is coordinating our Beads of Courage program. See Ray for your label bead(s) and any other information on the program. The boxes are not difficult to turn and with almost 200 WNT members we would like to have a good showing of our boxes at SWAT.
- Our 2016 Empty Bowls season has started. There were several turned in at the April meeting so let’s see if we can beat our 2015 production.
- On my resignation, Ron Howe, with a cut to his arm, has graciously accepted the position of this month’s Safety Coordinator.
- See you at 6:30pm Thursday and be safe.
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.