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 10th, 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, woodturning demo and regular club
business. Coffee is also provided.
December meeting consisted of our annual Holiday Party at Rick and Joni Fox’s.
After all of the holiday celebrating (including a very enjoyable Woodturners Christmas
party) it is time to get back in the shop. As of this writing I have not touched my lathe for
some time, but I hope to correct that issue later today.
We have a great program on embellishments for the January meeting. Jim Hodson will
be sharing the process he goes through to create the beautiful images he puts on vases
and platters. This will be a great meeting for members and a great meeting to bring a
guest. Please consider inviting an individual with an interest in woodturning.
At the meeting I want to discuss options for members to attend the Oregon Woodturning
Symposium on March 6-8 in Albany. I am asking that before the meeting members go to
http://oregonwoodturningsymposium.com/symposium.html and review symposium
offerings and options. I believe this is a great opportunity for turners to grow in
knowledge and skills. I hope you will consider attending the symposium. Also check out
our own website at http://southcoastwoodturners.com/oregon-woodturning-symposium/
for more information.Be sure to bring your latest projects to the January meeting to share with the
membership. Those of you that attended the Christmas party have a unique piece of
wood to bring back as a new creation.
I am looking forward to seeing you at the January meeting.
Jim’s Program Notes:
I am pleased to tell you that Jim Hodson will be our Demonstrator for January. Jim will
be showing us how to embellish and personalize our turning. Many of you have seen his
platters and hollow forms and I know you will get a lot out of attending this next meeting.
Our goal for 2015 is to put tools in the turner’s hands and help each other become better
turners. In keeping with this theme, Bart Stein will be our presenter for the February
program. I’m sure that there are many more in our club, like myself, that could benefit by
using a bowl gouge correctly. Please bring your bowl gouge to our February meeting
and learn how to use it better.
Please contact me if you have a suggestion for a program or a demonstrator that we all
could benefit from.
Jim Toftner – VP Programs
See the notes from the November meeting above.
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
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??
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, January 10th at 9:00am!!
November Meeting Recap:
Jim called to order at 9:00am. We had 20 members and 2 guests present.
October meeting minutes were accepted
● Treasures report – $2430.00 as of this week (11/3/14)
● We will be buying some audio equipment for the demonstrations – $25
Election of officers for 2015
All positions are open. The nominations were given by the leadership board. The
members present voted and approved the nominations as given.
● Ike – President
● Jim – Vice President
● Tristan – Secretary
● Ron – Treasure
● Ed – Tools
● Bev – Membership
Remember to pay your AAW membership dues. Cost is:
$55 for a General membership (includes printed copies of the magazine)
$45 for an Online only membership (access the magazine online)
$60 for a Family membership (same benefits as General membership)
AAW Oregon Symposium. March 6th-8th in Albany. Entry cost is rather pricey at $225 for
member. $150 for one day. Spouse is $150. Jim T is going. Members that have gone in the
past have said it was well worth the costs. Ike will have more info at the next meeting.
Kelly – Still looking for additions to the library. Donations are welcome. Suggestions bring them
NEW MEMBERS are important. We need new blood. Board is working on it.
Ron is still working on getting acquainted with it.Jim T talked about classes next year. Offered to general public. 2 classes – between centers
and small bowls. 1.5 – 2 hour class’s
Dec – Potluck at Ricks
Jan – Jim Hodson wood burning, gilding, adding metal, dyes
Feb – ????
Online learning resource – Woodturningonline.com Free videos and articles. Updates through
Show and tell winner – Jim Ross wins the gift card.