June 2015 Demo
“SWAT Demo - End Grained Bowls”
Jim Tanksley- Mansfield Texas
Jim has been a member of the Wood Turners of North Texas since 2005. He has demonstrated several times over the years, last year’s demo was Christmas Trees and Snow Men. This month Jim will be demonstrating turning an end grained bowl with natural edge wings. He turns several versions of this bowl with flat, weeping or concave wings. Jim will use a roughing gouge, several bowl gouges, various scrappers, some hollowing tools, a beading tool, and an Easy Woods detailer. He will start out using a face plate and turn the bottom of the bowl to accept a Vickmarc chuck with dove tail jaws.
Once the bowl is turned he will remove it from the chuck and reverse chuck it using Alan Lacers jig. It should be a lot of fun and Jim welcomes questions while he is turning. He plans on bringing several blanks and will turn as large of a bowl as the clubs Jet 1642 Lathe will turn without vibrating too much. If you plan on turning this type of bowl at home Jim suggest weighting down your lath with sand bags to reduce vibration.
Next Meeting -July 30th, 2015
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
- Welcome to our new members: Bob Kesler, David Walker and returning members Mike Jones and Flip Richardson.
- Bob Wiggins will not be at the meeting this week but be assured that John Lauderbaugh will be recognizing your June Challenge... a stemmed goblet. John will also be announcing our July challenge.
- Those at our last meeting heard Craig's fine presentation on Beads of Courage boxes. I sent out an email to all members with SWAT's new position on the program. Though there will not be any judging or awards at SWAT, you have something better, the satisfaction of having provided a means of happiness to a very ill child and your own peer recognition. You will still receive three WNT Challenge raffle tickets for each vessel turned. Remember, you need to bring your boxes to the July meeting for show and tell. If you are not going to SWAT then leave them with Ray Moyer for transport to Waco.
- We only had 8 bowls for Empty Bowls brought in last month. There has only been 8 turners make any bowls and 6 of the bowl a month members have not turned in a single one. Come on people, you can do a lot better than that. Remember you get one Christmas dinner raffle ticket for each bowl turned during the year.
- I know it is getting hot in non-air-conditioned shops but please try to keep up with the three ongoing club activities as they are not only some of our community outreach, but provide excellent training and practice.
- See you at 6:30pm Thursday and be safe. We don't need a "safety coordinator".
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.