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.
Hi fellow MAWT members, We started the club’s participation in the Empty Bowls project with a presentation by Colleen Vollard of Cream City Clay. Colleen has been involved with the Milwaukee Empty Bowls project for a long time and spoke about the October Soup Event and the various non-profits that … Continue reading
These pictures were taken with my cell phone. If I missed a name or a detail about a piece feel free to send any corrections/updates in an email.
Hi all, For our first club meeting of 2020, we had two presenters: First, Aaron Foley, an attorney who practices estate planning law. He provided information to help members understand wills, trusts and directives, allowing them to figure out what to do with all of their personal belongings which includes … Continue reading
Hi fellow woodturners, A special welcome to members of the Wisconsin Woodturners club who have now joined the Milwaukee Area Woodturners. Thanks for signing up and we all hope that together we can share our skills and expertise, and enjoy the friendship of fellow woodturners. This past Monday we were … Continue reading
Hi fellow members, We were all treated to a great demo by Lyndal Anthony describing the basics and the details of gouges and scrapers, their angles and their bevels, and how to use them to your advantage to help make turning easy and smooth. His presentation was helpful for beginners … Continue reading
Hi fellow MAWT members, Our June 3rd meeting featured Tony Rozendaal demonstrating numerous buffing techniques from pens to bowls. He made it look so easy and fortunately for members sitting in the front row, without a single item flying across the room. Once you master these techniques, your turnings will … Continue reading
To all members: Thanks to Jim Andresen for a great demonstration! With almost what seemed to be half of his work shop in the meeting area, he showed everyone how to cut segments using three different methods, numerous ways to glue and clamp, assemble everything, turn segmented discs only using … Continue reading
Hi fellow members, We were all entertained by Mark Trenier and his UFOs, which is reality were not actual alien vessels but lidded vessels. Mark had a table full of his examples and demonstrated hollowing, lid fitting, using whatever tool works at the moment and explaining how you can never … Continue reading