SOUTHCOAST WOODTURNERS NEWSLETTER
News of the South Coast Woodturner’s Club
A Chapter of the American Association of Woodturner’s
Please Pay 2015 South Coast Woodturners Dues
Our next meeting will be held on: January 14th, 2015 at 9:00am
We meet the second Saturday of each month in the woodshop of the Harding School in Coos Bay. The
Harding Building is located below Marshfield High School on 7th Street. Parking is behind the building
near the football/track field. Enter the workshop through the door on at the NW corner of the building.
Look for our sign on 7th street and near the door to the classroom.
Members, Guests and Prospective members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Meetings begin at 9am
and include a club raffle, show and tell, bring-back (See Ike’s Corner for details), woodturning demo
and regular club business. Coffee is also provided.
Beginners’ Class: Your board has approved two beginning woodturning classes under the leadership
of Jim Toftner. These classes are intended to be a package program for individuals that have little or
no turning experience. Lathes, tools, and wood will be provided by the club. Classes will be held at the
Harding School shop.
The first class will focus on wood lathe basics, safety, and turning between centers projects. Details are
still being developed, but plans are that each participant will take home a honey dipper and more. The
first class will be February 28, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. During the second class session each participant
will turn a small bowl to take home. This class will be held March 21, again from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
There is a nominal fee to cover a portion of the cost of offering the class. The total cost for both days is
$10 for club members, $20 for non-members, and $10 for students. If you have family members or
friends wanting to learn to turn have them contact me (email@example.com )
ASAP as space is limited.
Oregon Woodturning Symposium: Be sure to consider attending the Oregon Woodturning
Symposium in Albany on March 6-8
th. Information and registration is available at
February Meeting: Jim Toftner has arranged another great program. Master woodturner and
outstanding instructor Bart Stein will cover the key skills of using the bowl gouge. It is my understanding
Bart will provide us an opportunity to practice what we learn. Please bring your bowl gouge.
Bring-Back (Edited by Tristan): We will be trying something new starting this meeting, please help us
make it a success. The Bring-Back is a way to get our members to challenge themselves and turn
something for another member. Ike has turned something to present to the first winner, this is the
Bring part. Next month the winner of Ike’s turning will bring-Back something they turned and present it
to that months winner. This turns into a chain of Bring-Backs. The tickets for the bring-back are free,
other than possibly having to turn something for the next meeting. There will be no pressure to take a
ticket, well maybe a little. Tristan will have more details at the meeting.
This should be a great meeting and I hope you will be there.
Jim’s Program Notes:
Many of you have expressed an interest in hands on meetings. This month’s program will be Bart Stein
demonstrating how to properly use a bowl gauge. Bring your own bowl gauge. I hope that you will
get as much out of this program as I think I will.
Next month’s meeting is probably one of the most important things for a wood turner to be able to do.
Ed Meyer will be demonstrating how to sharpen our tools. This will be another hands on meeting, so
bring a tool that you would like to be able to sharpen correctly. We will have two wolverine
sharpening systems available for members to use.
As of 1/23/15 – $2,606.72
The new library listing is up on the SCWT web site with many thanks to Shelly Knapp our web
master. USE IT!!
If any of our members have DVD’s or books they would like to share with the rest of the group we
would be more than happy to accept them. Does anyone have suggestions for items we should
buy, just let me know.
Also a reminder that one of the many benefits of being a member of SCWT is that we get a 15%
discount on turning related items at our local Oregon Tool and Supply. Just show your membership
card. The KLINSPOR Woodworker Supply has SCWT on its list for discounts if want to shop on
line. Any questions on this see me at the October meeting.
R. Kelley/SCWT Librarian
We now have hats. $15, they are green bill with Tan top. Items are still available, priced better than
most other options.
Are there any ideas as to what we could stock that would sell??
There are still a few members that have not paid their 2015 dues. Bev has a list if you forgot.
Bev will also have updated 2015 membership lists. These will have members phone numbers and
New members will be able to pick up their name tags from Bev at the meeting.
USE IT, USE IT, USE IT!! If you have photos you would like loaded to it, just email the images to
Shelley Knapp with a description of the image. If you would like your own area to show off your work,
email Shelley a biography of yourself and your turnings.To sell items or put a notice in the newsletter contact:
Tristan Holland — email firstname.lastname@example.org
See you all Saturday, February, 14 at 9:00am!!
January Meeting Recap:
We had 33 people present including 9 guests.
Ike called the meeting to order at 9:00am.
We have club business cards available, please see Ike or Jim if you would like some.
Treasure Report: Ron Darth – $2325.17 as of this meeting
o Jan Kelly congrats on continuing to sell seam rippers
Secretary – no new news
Membership – See Bev to pay your 2015 dues. $20 for single. $25 family
o AAW is a good investment
o 3 new members joined today
AAW National symposium is in Pittsburg this year. Well worth it if you can make it.
March 6th-8th is the first Oregon symposium. In Albany is $225 or $150 for a single day. Rick Fox
mentioned that for the cost it’s well worth it. Tons of Inspiration and knowledge will be gained.
Ike would like to coordinate transportation for a single day trip. Talk with Ike if interested.
4 volunteers to assist with the demo sessions. Jim and Lee will be our volunteers. Sonny will also
help. Looking for 1 more.
Ike would like to get our name out in the community. Possibly have works in the cases at the
library. No charge to use it. We provide the signage. Rick will coordinate. Look for further info as
it gets closer.
Wood Carvers show again at Pony Village. No set dates.
Possibly having pieces with he flat wood folks at the art museum. Ike will coordinate. Normal
meeting the Second Wed. 0900 at Boat Works. Ike will attend their meeting.
Ike and Jim Toftner are working on a beginner’s class. Class will be in Feb 28th and March
21st. More info will come. Ike will need help. Between centers on the 28th and simple bowls on
Ed equipment – Major needs. One lathe needs new bearings. Everything needs a good cleaning
and oiling. Within the next month. Motion passed to purchase new bearings if needed.
Kelly – Library. Still missing a few items. A33 turn them if you find them.
Ron Store- Still working on it
Jim T- next program will be Bart Stein. Proper use of a bowl gouge. Hands on demo. Lathes will
be set up. We are making chips on 8 lathes!
Jim Hodson gave a wonderful demo on embellishing your work. If you didn’t get his handout ask
one of the officers.
Lunch – Mexican downtown
Show and tell drawing – Ron Drath won.