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Future Events

April, 2024

Thursday
18
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Live Demonstrations: Local, regional and international woodturning experts share tips and techniques.

Matt Monaco
Topic - “Advanced Skew Work” — Finesse, Tool control & fine form

Matt Monaco operates a full-time woodturning studio in the Ozark region of Missouri, making dedicated collections, signature series vessels, lidded containers, and spindle-turned items for industries of craft, interior design, and the high-end furniture trade. Matt is a Fine Woodworking Contributor & Ambassador, and is supportive of U.S. craft organizations & environments that carry desire to further integrate woodturning into wider demographics, and wish to see the craft thrive into the future.

Learn more about Matt at his website:
www.monacobowls.com


Member Gallery: Members are encouraged to bring their woodturning creations to the monthly meeting where they will be photographed. Everyone who brings a turned creation will receive a free wood raffle ticket. The photos are posted on our website and often included in the Newsletter.

Tool Raffle: A great way to pick up a new tool at a fraction of the cost if you‘re the lucky raffle winner!

Wood Raffle: There is always a good selection of quality turning wood donated by Club members.
Friday
19
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This class will allow you to understand & learn both the tool control necessary to create a fine detail platter. An emphasis on beginning- advanced sharpening modifications and cutting clean using traditional tools to create surfaces cut straight off the tool to understand major differences between scraping, cutting, and shearing will be clearly demonstrated with method that allows for members & students to be engaged in learning the process of creating a fine, classic form, and also be useful for understanding effective ways to finish this style of item as a utility or display item to a fine food safe sheen’

The classes will be held at Gerrit Van Ness‘s shop in Bay View.
Saturday
20
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This class will allow you to understand & learn both the tool control necessary to create a semi enclosed wood pottery vessel. An emphasis on beginning- advanced sharpening modifications and cutting clean using traditional tools to create surfaces cut straight off the tool to understand major differences between scraping, cutting, and shearing will be clearly demonstrated with method that allows for members & students to be engaged in learning the process of creating a fine, classical pottery form, and also be useful for understanding effective ways to finish this style of item as a utility or display item to a fine food safe sheen.

The classes will be held at Gerrit Van Ness‘s shop in Bay View.
Saturday
27
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April SS Event - Intro to Bowls - $25

May, 2024

Thursday
16
Mount Vernon Christian School Auditorium
5:30 PM
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Live Demonstrations: Local, regional and international woodturning experts share tips and techniques.

Presenter - Neil Turner (https://neilturnerartisan.com.au/gallery)
Topic - Turning a Sphere with embellishments
Neil’s work has been shown in galleries across Australia and internationally. His fine sculptures and furniture feature in both public and private collections and he has received public art commissions. He has also been invited to demonstrate his skills at numerous schools and associations both locally and internationally.


Member Gallery: Members are encouraged to bring their woodturning creations to the monthly meeting where they will be photographed. The photos are posted on our website and often included in the Newsletter. Those who bring a turned item will receive a free wood raffle ticket.


Tool Raffle: A great way to pick up a new tool at a fraction of the cost if you‘re the lucky raffle winner!

Wood Raffle: There is always a good selection of quality turning wood donated by Club members.
Friday
17
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Hollow Form Flying Saucer Shape

The classes will be held at Gerrit Van Ness‘s shop in Bay View.
Saturday
18
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Hollow Form Flying Saucer Shape

The classes will be held at Gerrit Van Ness‘s shop in Bay View.
Saturday
25
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Live / Natural Edge Bowls

June, 2024

Thursday
20
5:30 PM
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Topic - TBD

Live Demonstrations: Local, regional and international woodturning experts share tips and techniques.

Member Gallery: Members are encouraged to bring their woodturning creations to the monthly meeting where they will be photographed. The photos are posted on our website and often included in the Newsletter.

Tool Raffle: A great way to pick up a new tool at a fraction of the cost if you‘re the lucky raffle winner!

Wood Raffle: There is always a good selection of quality turning wood donated by Club members.
Saturday
29
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Platters - $25

July, 2024

Saturday
13
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Natural / Live Edge Bowls - $25
Thursday
18
Mount Vernon Christian School Auditorium
5:30 PM
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Live Demonstrations: Local, regional and international woodturning experts share tips and techniques.

Presenter - Eric Lofstrom (https://www.ericlofstrom.com/artwork)
Topic - Triple Axis Turning

More information can be found here:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a8b1f4718b27d5478192321/t/5a9365d6085229b264e8345a/1519609321606/Lofstrom-+Eric-+Triple+Axis+Turning+Demo-+Handout-+8pgs.pdf

Member Gallery: Members are encouraged to bring their woodturning creations to the monthly meeting where they will be photographed. The photos are posted on our website and often included in the Newsletter. Those who bring items to share will be eligible for a free wood raffle ticket.

Tool Raffle: A great way to pick up a new tool at a fraction of the cost if you‘re the lucky raffle winner!

Wood Raffle: There is always a good selection of quality turning wood donated by Club members.
Friday
19
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The classes will be held at Gerrit Van Ness‘s shop in Bay View.
Saturday
20
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The classes will be held at Gerrit Van Ness‘s shop in Bay View.
Saturday
27
Lodge @ Hillcrest Park
11:00 AM

August, 2024

Friday
2
Anacortes
10:00 AM
Saturday
3
Anacortes
10:00 AM
Saturday
3
Bellingham Civic Stadium
11:00 AM
Sunday
4
Anacortes
10:00 AM
Saturday
17
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This will be our Annual joint picnic with the Northwest Corner Woodworkers Association.

Saturday
31
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August SS Event

September, 2024

Thursday
19
5:30 PM
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Topic - TBD

Live Demonstrations: Local, regional and international woodturning experts share tips and techniques.

Member Gallery: Members are encouraged to bring their woodturning creations to the monthly meeting where they will be photographed. The photos are posted on our website and often included in the Newsletter.

Tool Raffle: A great way to pick up a new tool at a fraction of the cost if you‘re the lucky raffle winner!

Wood Raffle: There is always a good selection of quality turning wood donated by Club members.
Saturday
28
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September SS Event

October, 2024

Thursday
17
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Featured presenter: Keith Gotschall

Quaich: Spindle to bowl demo

In this information rich demo we will explore both spindle turning and bowl turning. The techniques of one are easily transferred to the other and Keith will show you how. He will go over grain direction and how that informs the direction of cut, and how that makes such a huge difference to the outcome of your project. Traditional turning techniques will be explored and all the basic tools will be shown in use. Have trouble making beads or coves? Keith will show you how to improve your shapes and make it easier to get reliable results. In bowl turning, these same ideas come into play. In the end we will have a winged bowl that has been turned both as a spindle and a bowl; a very traditional Scottish vessel called a “Quaich” that is used for ceremonial purposes. Very exciting!

You can find more about Keith at his website: https://keithgotschall.com/


Member Gallery: Members are encouraged to bring their woodturning creations to the monthly meeting where they will be photographed and you will receive a free wood raffle ticket. The photos are posted on our website and often included in the Newsletter.

Tool Raffle: A great way to pick up a new tool at a fraction of the cost if you‘re the lucky raffle winner!

Wood Raffle: There is always a good selection of quality turning wood donated by Club members.
Friday
18
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The classes will be held at Gerrit Van Ness‘s shop in Bay View.
Saturday
19
Anacortes First Baptist Church
9:00 AM
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Spend a day with Keith Gotschall learning to turn

Morning:

Bowls, bowls, bowls, demo.

In this fast paced demo, Keith will turn a number of bowls. Of course going over the techniques that go into creating an attractive, useful bowl, but also addressing the design language necessary to making better bowls. There will be an interactive critique of bowl design, shape, possibilities. Being able to critique our own work honestly is the key to getting better results. Audience participation is actively encouraged!

Afternoon:

3 leg stool demo.

In this demo Keith lays out the basic stool seat and shows how to drill at the appropriate angles. He then turns the seat using a 4 jaw chuck. Next he will then show how to lay out a leg using the minimum of measuring tools and explain how to replicate. Demonstrating beads, coves and straight cuts to make a simple pattern, he will then show how easily it can be replicated quickly and accurately.

You will learn elements of design that will make replicating the legs of the stool very easy. Discussion of design will also show how to avoid common pitfalls, and ways around possible flaws. Techniques shown are simple, but effective in both spindle turning and bowl turning. Discussion with the audience will cover critique, furniture styles, possible options for further exploration and wood selection.
Sunday
20
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The classes will be held at Gerrit Van Ness‘s shop in Bay View.
Saturday
26
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October SS Event - Holiday Ornaments

November, 2024

Thursday
21
Mount Vernon Christian School Auditorium
5:00 PM
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Holiday Party (tentatively planning to meet at the Mount Vernon Christian School)

This will be a potluck Holiday Party with the club providing the turkey and ham. Please bring your favorite desert and/or side dish(es) to share.

We will have a Bucket Raffle, where folks have donated cool things for you to put some of your raffle tickets in to hopefully be the lucky winner.

If you have items to donate to the Bucket Raffle please contact Melanie Mankamyer.
Saturday
23
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November SS Event - Shop Inventory and Sharpening