Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Central Ohio Woodturners, Jan 2006

Our meeting on January 10th had a record attendance with 105 people present. We meet in the shop and classroom of the OSU Industrial Technology Education building. This month's meeting featured Richard Ruehle and Fred Dutton demonstrating the Oneway and Kelton coring systems, respectively. Walt Betley also did a "beginner's corner" on spindle turning.

Here are some pics from the meeting:

The coring demo going on in the shop.

Richard Ruehle at work.

Walt Betley demonstrating the use of the skew in the beginner's corner. Several years ago Walt was doing a skew demonstration, which resulted in a trip to Riverside hospital and six stitches to close up his thumb. This was after he was discussing how sharp he keeps his skew. We still give Walt the business about this story.

Walt's my neighbor across the street, and he's the one who encouraged me to try my hand at woodturning. "I know you'll be good at it," he said. Thanks, Walt!

Don Leman is one of our newer members. He's been turning about a year and is doing some interesting segmented pieces. This is an assortment of bottle stoppers.

I like how he made the cork disappear inside the turning. I bought one of these last night for my bottle stopper collection.

I'm club president again this year, and I've been doing a monthly "President's Challenge" for the club. This month's challenge was "treen," which are turnings that are utilitarian and mostly for the kitchen. Seven members participated in the challenge and there were some great entries. The next three pics show some of the treen presented during the show-and-tell session.

The spurtle on the far right is one made by Richard Raffan. Richard gave it to me when I visited him in Australia last October. The scoops and other treen right next to it were made by Floyd Anstaett.

Jerry Hubschmann brought in two sets of knitting needles, napkin rings, and the spout for an olive oil dispenser. He wrote an article for American Woodturner on how to make the dispenser top.

The bottle stoppers were made by Richard Ruehle, the scoops by Al Schmidt, and the car cup holder adapter was made by Bill Harsh.

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