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.
Tuesday, May 2nd
Our demonstrator for May is Tom Wirsing, who will demo:
A discussion of changing technologies in metals and grinders which are changing our choices of both tools and grinding wheels. In this demo I will sharpen both conventional tool steels (M2) and particle metal tools (CPM10V) with both conventional grinding wheels (Norton 3X) and Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN) wheels, turn some wood with each grind, and examine the grinds under a 300 power microscope, displaying the magnified grinds on the large-screen monitors, and discuss the differences in results.
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.
Many thanks to the April Clean Up Crew Volunteers: Tim Adair, Kay Shofner, and Don McDowell.
The May Clean Up Crew Volunteers are: Scott Thomsen, Vern DeGroot (his 2nd time volunteering this year!), and Gary Starritt.
There were five new members in April
The April Newsletter is now avaliable.
Austin Hardwoods - 975 W. Mississippi Denver, Co
Austin Hardwords is welcoming us into their facilities to get a behind the scenes look at everything they do. They would like us there at 8AM so that they can begin the tour on time and be able to show us everything!
Richard Raffan is coming to Colorado for a couple of days before going to Kansas City for the AAW symposium. He will be giving an all day demo on Saturday June 17th at the Woodcraft in Loveland, and has agreed to do another all day demo on June 18th (Fathers Day) at Rocklers in Denver. The cost is $30 per person which includes lunch. If you are interested, please email the FRW President at email@example.com
Richard Raffan has been turning wood professionally since 1970. During a day-long seminar Richard will turn a range of bowls, some spindles, a cross-grain box, a tray, and an endgrain box with a suction-fit lid. As he turns using standard gouges, chisels and scrapers, he'll explain in detail what is happening as work proceeds and why. He'll show you how to have a catch whenever you want. Working with less than perfect blanks so you'll see how Richard overcomes problems that confront all turners.
A signup sheet will be passed around at every meeting up to and including the June meeting. You can pay at a meeting, or fill out the payment form and send in payment to:
Front Range Woodturners
P.O. Box 620605
Littleton, CO 80162
A Collection of Richard's Work
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