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, January 2nd
Our demonstrator for November is Rick Orr.
Demo Description:Threaded Elk Antler and Corian Box .
Rick will turn a threaded box utilizing elk antler for the main body, with Corian pieces for the base and threaded lid. The threads will be made utilizing a "threading jig" and will NOT be hand chased. Rick will walk through the use of the threading jig for both male and female threads. The female threads will be made in the elk antler and the male threads in the Corian lid.
While the demo is geared towards the use of a mechanical threading jig, it will also implore the use of basic jam chucks plus threaded jam chucks.
A quick review will be made of elk antler as a turning media, the choice of antler pieces, where to get the antler, and it's relative price. Rick will also cover the use of Corian as a turning media, it's preparation, glue up, and acquisition. Finish techniques are simply sanding up to 12000 grit using Micro-Mesh products for all the pieces, with no other finish applied.
The demo is geared towards the beginner to intermediate turning audience, but will provide some useful information to all.
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