April 28, 2019 Club Meeting

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Date(s) - 04/28/2019
11:30 am - 4:00 pm


Special demonstrator Al Miotke, Chicago Woodturners and President of the Segmented Woodturners.  Al was a demonstrator at the Segmented Woodturning Symposium is STL in Oct 2018 and is a featured demonstrator at the AAW Symposium in Raleigh, NC in July 2019.  His presentations are entertaining and informative for all turners.  Check Al’s gallery and background at:  Al Miotke, Chicago Woodturners.

Pre-meeting at 1130am – Al will be giving an introduction to segmented turning.  He will be demonstrating jigs that are used to cut segments and form the complex designs done with segmenting.

During the break between the premeeting and the main meeting, our VP Eric Oman will be grilling hot dogs and burgers in the parking lot.  We’ll also have chips and water.  Members are encouraged to bring a snack / finger food to share during the lunch break.

Meeting at 1pm –  Al will be showing how to turn a bowl from a board – yes starting with flat stock.   Turning a large bowl on a lathe tends to waste a lot of wood; Al will show a simple way to use exotic woods and techniques to enhance the project and yield a striking and impressive bowl with minimal materials cost.

President’s Challenge for April is to turn an egg or several eggs.

Location – 8300 Valcour Ave; Affton, MO
For directions click here.