At the July meeting… Demonstration Ken Thrun gave a nice review of segmenting. Ken was a pattern-maker by trade and this has influenced the way he makes segments. His preferred method is to draw a pattern for each segment size and cut out a curved segment on the bandsaw. By … Continue reading
I decided to make a separate post on the resources for vacuum chucking. Resources: Vacuum Pumps Bob Leonard’s web site – Frugal Vacuum Chucks One example of an inexpensive HVAC type pump – this pump will generate an oil mist. A vacuum generator that runs off compressed air – not … Continue reading
Symposium The 2018 AAW Symposium is held later this month in Portland, Oregon. Whether or not you plan to attend the Portland Symposium, you may find the Planning Guide to be interesting. Announcing 2019 AAW Board of Directors Candidates On behalf of the AAW Nominating Committee Chair, Kathleen Duncan, and … Continue reading
The Milwaukee Area Woodtuners club met on June 4, in the basement of Woodcraft of Milwaukee. Dave Drickhamer announces that we are over half way to the goal of 1000 pens turned in for Turn For Troops! The Topic for the evening was “Reverse Chucking Bowls” to finish turn the … Continue reading
For the first time since January, we had an event that was not affected by the weather! Unless some members may have been mowing lawns or out on the golf course. Mark Trenier demonstrated making birdhouse ornaments. It’s always a pleasure to have Mark demo – both for the good … Continue reading
Total Experience Video: PPE with Lauren Zenreich AAW Total Experience Woodturning Tip: Lauren Zenreich, Personal Protection Equipment for Woodturners from AAW on Vimeo.
This tip on Protecting Wood from Chuck Jaws is by Bill Fordney. It comes from the Woodturning Chatter section of the October 2012 issue of American Woodturner. Click here to read the tip. This tip is also posted to the Resources page under the Club tab on this website.
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The webmaster is in the process of adding a new page that records the history of special events. Therefore, he is asking for any photos from the following special events that members may be willing to share: Bihn Pho – 2015 Nick Cook – 2014 Alan Lacer – 2013 Lyle … Continue reading
Over the weekend of April 14 and 15, 2018, our club hosted Michael Gibson as featured demonstrator and hands-on instructor. Michael is known for his teapots. On Saturday he demonstrated turning a teapot and on Sunday, at the hands-on session, we learned about making good form on our woodturnings. We … Continue reading