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    • April 21, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • This demo will be viewable via Zoom


    John Beaver will be demonstrating how to create a wave bowl.

    John Beaver's woodturning career began by experimenting with a lathe that he had inherited. At the beginning, he wanted to find a way to give the pieces he turned a little more life. A bowl, or a vase, or a sculpture sitting on a shelf has a form, and there’s a certain beauty in that. He then decided that he wanted to add movement and energy to that form.

    Living near the ocean, he was inspired to bring the motion and rhythm of the waves to a round object. The exploration of that concept led to the “wavy” design which is still the core element of his work today.

    By working with round forms he found the opportunity to create designs that have no beginning or end. Even as they sit still, you can imagine the design wrapping around the piece and coming back into view, giving rhythm to the design. By moving the shapes around on the piece he found the energy that hopefully gives a feeling of movement to an otherwise static form.

    You can visit his website @ https://www.johnbeaver.net

    Zoom information will be provided prior to the event.

    • May 04, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Demo will be viewable via Zoom

    Charley will demonstrate bandsaw setup and maintenance techniques.  He will also explain band saw tune up, care of the bandsaw, how to hold blades and more.

    Zoom information will be provided prior to the demo.

    • May 12, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Demo will be viewable via Zoom


    Dennis Belcher began turning on a lathe in Junior High. Later in life and while attending a course on "chair building", his interest in the lathe resurfaced. The following is an extract from his web site.

    "I found the lathe a tool that kindled by passions. The ability to use my hands and eyes to form an object seen only in my mind is a marvelous thing. The sing of wood curls coming off a green log is a music that cries for more. The road of how do I do what I see in my mind, to a growing awareness of shape, color and form is an all engaging path."

    His website has several articles on "MultiAxis Disc Handouts" that you can download.

    You can visit his website @ http://www.dennisbelcher.com/

    Zoom information will be provided at a later time.

Past events

April 06, 2021 SWT Turning Tuesday - "Adding Tops and Bottoms" by Franck Johannesen
March 24, 2021 SWT Mar 2021 Demonstration - "Embellishing and Texturing" by Phil Rose
March 02, 2021 SWT Turning Tuesday - Mushroom Toothpick Holder by Charley Bell
January 20, 2021 January Monthly Meeting Featuring Mike Mahoney via Zoom
January 05, 2021 SWT Tuesday Virtual Meeting
December 16, 2020 December Meeting Featuring Ed Malesky
December 01, 2020 Turning Tuesday YouTube Demo - French Dentelle Lace - Moe Gingerich - Dec 2020
December 01, 2020 SWT December Meeting
November 18, 2020 November Monthly Meeting Featuring Cindy Drozda
November 10, 2020 November Tuesday Night Meeting Featuring Franck Johannesen
October 21, 2020 October Monthly Meeting Featuring Franck Johannesen
October 06, 2020 SWT Tuesday Virtual Meeting
September 16, 2020 September Monthly Meeting Featuring Trent Bosch
September 01, 2020 SWT Remote Demo
August 19, 2020 August Monthly Meeting with Achaval Emiliano
August 04, 2020 Remote Interactive Demo with Moe Gingerich
July 15, 2020 Remote, Interactive Demo with Craig Timmerman
July 07, 2020 Remote, Interactive Demo with Franck Johanessen
July 01, 2020 Turning Tuesday Youtube Video - Franck's "Turning Platters"
June 17, 2020 June Monthly Meeting Featuring Mike Peace
May 20, 2020 May Monthly Meeting Featuring Ed Pretty
May 12, 2020 Virtual Show & Tell Session
April 11, 2020 Segmented Turning Class - Additional Session
March 31, 2020 Tuesday Sawdust Session
March 24, 2020 Tuesday Sawdust Session
March 19, 2020 Al Stirt Hands-on Session
March 18, 2020 March Monthly Meeting Featuring Al Stirt
March 10, 2020 Tuesday Sawdust Session
March 03, 2020 Tuesday Sawdust Session
February 20, 2020 Nick Cook Workshop - Morning Session
February 19, 2020 Monthly Meeting & Demonstration by Nick Cook
February 04, 2020 Turning Tuesday
January 15, 2020 Monthly Meeting
January 11, 2020 Saturday Workshop
January 07, 2020 Turning Tuesday
December 17, 2019 Turning Tuesday

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