July President’s Letter Hi fellow MAWT members, We were finally able to host our first in-person meeting at Woodcraft for the July presentation. Tony Rozendaal demonstrated an ingenious lathe attachment that allows you to cut threads and also turn spheres. Working in the intellectual property field, I am always interested … Continue reading
Here are some on-line resources for turning spheres: The jig I was using is a Chef Ware Kits EZ-Jig. Click here for the link. For the “octagon” method of roughing out a sphere, this blog post by Keith Larrett, gives the method with slightly higher precision than I did And, … Continue reading
This is a reminder that the AAW Virtual Symposium is this Weekend. See details here: https://www.woodturner.org/Woodturner/2021-Virtual-Symposium/2021-Virtual-Symposium-Home.aspx If you can’t attend this weekend, the demonstrations will be available through August 8th. The cost for the symposium is $45 for AAW members and $60 for non-members.
Kevin Seigworth and myself have been having an email conversation the last few days and he suggested we put it out on the website for further comments from the MAWt membership. You can reply to this post online, or if that is too much of a challenge, reply to the … Continue reading
Hi fellow MAWT members, Although it might still be spring, summer has begun in earnest in Wisconsin. I hope everybody is enjoying the warm (actually HOT!) weather. Our June demonstration by Dennis Belcher was filled with lots of information and creative ideas for dealing with cracks on your turned items. … Continue reading
Tom Hipsak has put together a virtual gallery for June. It should appear below, or click here to see the gallery in a separate browser window. Tom would like to know if the club members would like to continue with the virtual gallery after we start having in-person meetings. Members … Continue reading
Former Wisconsin Woodturners members Bob and Cami Brzycki are downsizing and have some machines for sale. A list with asking price is as follows: The prices are: Powermatic Planer Mdl 100 $1,500 Planer dust collector 100 Powermatic Jointer 8” 800 Delta Boss Oscallation Sander 250 Performax Power … Continue reading
Hi fellow MAWT members, It’s Wisconsin and spring is in the air – one day it’s 80 and the next, in the 40s! Whatever the temperature, I hope everyone is enjoying the flowers and leafing trees. Our May meeting featured our Show and Tell Gallery, courtesy of Tom Hipsak, a … Continue reading
Thanks to Tom Hipsak for compiling a virtual gallery from pictures submitted by club members. If the gallery does not appear above, click here.
Mark your calendar for the AAW’s 2021 Virtual Symposium on July 17 and 18. You’ll have a front-row seat for live demonstrations, panel discussions, special interest topics, a trade show, Instant Gallery, live and silent auctions, drawings, and more. Learn from some of the world’s best! AAW’s handpicked roster of … Continue reading