Hi fellow MAWT members, We had an excellent demonstration at the September meeting by two of our fellow members. Tom Hipsak gave us a ton of tips for pen-turning, specifically Turn For Troop pens, and Curt VanWeelden did an explanation and demo on laser engraving. There was plenty of great … Continue reading
Curt Van Weelden provided a copy of the slide show he used for his laser engraving demo last Monday evening.
I have a limited amount of pear wood and hickory wood that I cut this summer. I have one log of pear left that is about 9 inches in diameter and 16 inches long. If you have never turned pear, it is an interesting wood. It has very little grain … Continue reading
We were able to capture the demonstration that Ron made for the August meeting. Click below to see the YouTube video. You are going to want to make some popcorn and get comfortable, as the video is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
August 2020 MAWT President’s Letter Hi fellow members, The August demonstration by yours truly was making wood rings with the lathe. I hope your interest was piqued by the demo. Whether it’s making a solid wood ring, a ring with a metal core or a beautiful inlay with crushed stone, … Continue reading
(By Ron Zdroik) Ring Making Suppliers – You can find the materials and tools I used at these vendors: Craft Supplies USA – woodturnerscatalog.com (ring cores, blanks, crushed stone, metal powders, tools) Woodcraft – woodcraft.com (rings cores, crushed stone) Ring Supplies – ringsupplies.com (ring cores, blanks, crushed stone, metal powders, … Continue reading
Tom Hipsak has complied a number of photos submitted by members for the July Virtual Gallery. See it below, or click here to download it. Thanks, Tom!
President’s Letter – July 2020 Meeting Hi to all MAWT members, We had a great demonstration by Mike Peace for the July meeting. He showed members that the skew is a versatile and helpful tool for woodturning and doesn’t deserve the bad rap it is sometimes given. If you are … Continue reading
Tom Hipsak has once again compiled a number of photos of members’ projects into a “Virtual Gallery.” Thanks Tom!! And, thanks to everyone who submitted photos. See the gallery below or click here to download it.
Hi fellow members, The Milwaukee Area Woodturners club had its first interactive remote demonstration (IRD). Tony Rozendaal had the honors to be the first member demonstrator. Although we are definitely in the learning stage, the demo went very well and with experience, our future demos will be even better. Specials … Continue reading