We are the Denver area chapter of the AAW (American Association of Woodturners) serving Woodturners throughout Colorado's Front Range.
We help Woodturners gain experience by providing monthly demonstrations with Professional Turners, a library, mentoring, a Ladies group (Ladies of the Lathe) and Youth mentoring, etc.
Everyone is welcome to join us at one of our monthy meetings to see what we are all about.
We meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:15 to 9:00 PM in the basement of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware.
Visitors and new members are always welcome.
Tuesday, October 3rd
Our demonstrator for October is Rudy Lopez.
Demo Description: Square to round Bowls, Vases, and Hollow Forms.
Denver Hand's on Class: On Wednesday, October 4th, Rudy will be teaching a hands-on class at Rockler.
Class Description:We will be turning a natural edge end grain vase from a green log using a bowl gouge and the Rolly Munro Hollower. I will explain limb selection, pith orientation and drying to help avoid cracking. We will cover the differences of cutting end-grain verses side-grain and using different end-grain hollowing methods. We will use the Rolly Munro Hollowing tool and discuss it verses the bowl gouge, scrapers or a hook tool along with the use and sharpening of the negative rake scraper. I will demonstrate how light can be used to gauge thickness, reverse jamb chucking to undercut and hollow the foot, and sanding wet wood on and off of the lathe.
Skill Level / Experience:Beginner/Intermediate with skills beyond the basics, familiar with using the side ground bowl gouge and able to comfortably turn a natural edge bowl.
Tools & Supplies:Face Shield recommended, Safety Glasses required, Chuck for 1"X 8 mini-lathe or lathe that will be used, 1/2" or 5/8" side ground Bowl gouge, 1/4" to 3/4" Round nose scraper, Parting tool, I will have some extra tools for students to use.
Many thanks to the August Clean Up Crew Volunteers: Steven Balchunas, Chris Toth, Nic Ansuini.
The September Clean Up Crew Volunteers are: Dennis Fanning, Donna Kitchens, and Scott Thomsen (his 2nd time!).
There was 1 new member in July, and two new members in August
The June Newsletter is now avaliable.
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