Category: Newsletter

  • WBW Newsletter, February 2024

    WBW Newsletter, February 2024

    Next Meeting Wednesday February 21,7 pm at Bridges Church, 625 Magdalena Ave,Los Altos 94024 Program Finishing Part 1 – Sanding and prep! From Bob Bley: We have been discussing having a panel regarding finishing. Since the first step in finishing is surface preparation, we are going to break this up into two sessions. The first…

  • WBW Newsletter, January 2024

    Next Meeting Wednesday January 17,7 pm at Bridges Church, 625 Magdalena Ave,Los Altos 94024 Program Extended show and tell! Bring one or two of your favorite / challenging pieces and tell us what you learned making it. You can also bring an inspiring piece you may have from another turner and share your thoughts about…

  • WBW Newsletter, December 2023

    Next Meeting Wednesday December 20,6 pm at Bridges Church, 625 Magdalena Ave,Los Altos 94024 Program Holiday Potluck! Note that we start earlier than usual at 6pm. Don’t miss out on what’s likely to be another memorable feast. The club provides the turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, water. Members contribute a favorite dish. We will have the…

  • WBW Newsletter, November 2023

    Next Meeting Wednesday November 15,7 pm at Bridges Church, 625 Magdalena Ave,Los Altos 94024 Program Board nominations and election of the 2024 board of directors. 2024 demo possibility: Sally Ault, overview with Dean Caudle. Holiday potluck sing-up. Demo – Bending a tree: off-center turning with Kelly Smith. As seen on Slack! Come see first hand…

  • WBW Newsletter, October 2023

    Next Meeting Wednesday October 18,7 pm at Bridges Church, 625 Magdalena Ave,Los Altos 94024 Program Regular Meeting: The program for October is “Grind, Grind, Grind”. This is a follow up from Tina’s demo from last month where we had many discussions around the types of grind. David will show and discuss the most common gouge…

  • WBW Newsletter, September 2023

    Next Meeting Wednesday September 20, 7 pm at Bridges Church, 625 Magdalena Ave,Los Altos 94024 Program The program for September is a demo and presentation by Tina Chou on “Advanced Basics for Bowl Turners”. President’s challenge: Based on our last in person meeting where Jon demonstrated the Sorby texturing tools: bring a piece that shows…

  • WBW Newsletter, July 2023

    Next Meeting Wednesday July 19,7 pm at Bridges Church,625 Magdalena Ave,Los Altos 94024 Program Jon Bishop on using the Sorby texturing tools. Tina’s demo has been moved to September. President’s challenge: For the July challenge, you probably guessed it: make a finial, either to fit a hollowed piece, an ornament, or by itself. Upcoming Meetings…

  • WBW Newsletter, June 2023

    Next Meeting Wednesday June 21,7 pm at Bridges Church,625 Magdalena Ave,Los Altos 94024 Program Don Bonnett will demonstrate his techniques for turning finials. President’s challenge: A staved goblet, regular goblet or any staved turning. Upcoming Meetings July: Tina Chou on bowl turning techniquesAugust: picnic at Cuesta Park in Mountain View Notes from the Last Meeting…

  • WBW Newsletter, May 2023

    Next Meeting Wednesday May 17,7 pm at Bridges Church,625 Magdalena Ave,Los Altos 94024 Program May presentation is with Eric McCrystal with a talk on making staved goblets of various styles for small scale production. Eric will bring in his jigs, fixtures and special tools that allow him to make a variety of styles. President’s challenge:…

  • WBW Newsletter, March 2023

    Wednesday March 15,7 pm at Bridges Church Program: Live demo on finialsby Don Bonnett President’s challenge: A defect you fixed based on last month’s talk ofbowties, resin fills, etc. Upcoming Meetings April: Kirk Deheer on fixing transitionsMay: Eric McCrystal on staved goblets Wednesday February 15, 2023 Fixing defects with bowties, sawdust fills, resin, stitchesby Claude…