Hi Guys. All are welcome to meet at my house next Saturday 11/16 if that works for you guys. Like before, we can start around 10 am and go until whenever. I have a heater for my garage so we should not have to worry if it's cold or raining. I need some volunteers to do demos please.
I live at:
41 Bouresse Ct. in W Little Rock.
Let me know whos coming, so we can have a headcount. All that I ask is that you bring your own drinks, we will cook some burgers or whatever.
Thanks and let me know.
(501) 353-7739 (mo)
I just got on line to check on you guys! I haven't heard from anyone & I thought you all might have passed on.....I don't know about next Saturday but I will check back by Wednesday if not before....:biggrin:
Great idea Bob, yes let's do a trade. Rules are less than $10 in materials (we work for free ;-)
Can be a pen or other item.....let's get creative!
Also, we need a few volunteers for a demo...I'll go first with a natural edge bowl demo (thanks Scott for the blank).
Who else is in?
Swear I can never make it to one of these. It always seems like they are while I'm afield, or the Sat. when I get home on Sunday. Oh well, I haven't turned anything in so long, all my tools are in storage. This sucks, lol!
I have been busy on & off for the past 3 weeks with a woodworkin' project..I am still not sure if I can get away to run up there for the meeting on Saturday....(I really need a little more notice to get my ducks all in a row) I like the idea of the PITH (Pen In The Hat) or pen swap!
Also, I think show & tell is very informative & educational, that one idea
that you may pick up or learn about, may be the one thing that changes your turning drastically! I really want/need to see that live edge demonstration, I tried one but had a lot of truble sanding the end grain...
Well, I have about talked myself into makin' the trip but I will have to leave before dinner time...I posted the pics in "Other Things We Make" but wanted to share them with ya'll as well...
The first demo was by John(who also hosted this get together at his home)...turned a great bowl from an old Southern Red Oak crotch. The jig he used on the bandsaw cut a near perfect disc that made the actual turning a lot easier....thanks John, guess I have another tool(toy) to add to my growing list!!
The bowl is going to need some more drying time before finishing....but you can get the idea from the photo's what it will end up looking like.....I hope?
And here is a another bowl he started to turn....
I didn't get a chance to get any photo's from Bob's demo, but he showed everyone how to make the custom finials for JrGent 1 pen kits(which could be applied to any pen kit that you can 'pop' the finial out of), and then he amazed us by doing the tiny trim ring that goes between the two pieces on the cap. And he did this all from one PR blank!!!!
We had a great meal, and swap a under $10 item.....but we didn't make any plans for the next meeting(should be in February of 2014)?
Well I was in LR but was unable to attend the "turnin"..was @ Children's Hospital instead helping watch over grand-daughter that arrived 6 weeks early unexpectedly! Let me know about the next one & I'll try to make that one...
also, I have a almost brand new Shop Smith that I need to sell...$2,500.00
I will post pic when I get back home next week...
Here's the pen I finished with the custom finial & centerband. I think I'll end up making it a roller ball. I have an order for a fountain pen (a freebee pen), and this stock nib writes perfectly. And I don't have another chrome fountain pen in this model.