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FEBRUARY GUILD MEETING CANCELLED

FEBRUARY GUILD MEETING CANCELLED
Due to the weather, the school is closed tomorrow night. We will reschedule Art Liestman.
FEBRUARY GUILD MEETING CANCELLED

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For Sale: Titan 400 lathe thru the Woodturners of Olympia

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Project: Turn a Pencil-Stub Holder

In the  December 2016  issue of their Journal, “American Woodturner”, The American Association of Woodturners  have published an article I wrote and submitted earlier in the year.
 
The article is titled “Turn a Pencil-Stub Holder” and as some members may, like me, like using good old fashioned wooden pencils, the text is shown below.  It’s a […]

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Michael Hamilton-Clark in AAW Magazine

A note from Bob Askew:
I would like to draw the attention of all of us who are AAW members to the latest issue of the American Woodturner magazine. Our very own Michael Hamilton-Clark is the author of the article on page 16 which describes the story of how he came to devise his pencil stub […]

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Turn an Eccentric Pedestal Bowl by Allan Cusworth

An Article by Allan Cusworth
Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement magazine have published an article I have written for them. [December/January issue – DB]

It’s called “Turn an Eccentric Pedestal Bowl” and is in the December/January issue that has just been placed on newsstands. I know that some of the FVWG turners like to know when these […]

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John Spitters receives John Bese Award for 2016

The John Bese Award is given to a Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild members in recognition of Master craftsmanship. 
John Spitters receives the award for 2016 from Guild President Bob Askew.
Congratulations John!
(Photo: Lin Mapson)

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Points of Interest: Food Safe Finishes

Points of Interest is an ongoing series of web discoveries by Guild members and friends.
Allan Cusworth found this article on the West Bay Woodturners (San Francisco) website and thought we might all find it worthwhile.
Good one Allan! And thanks to the author.
Food Safety – West Bay Woodturners – Dec 2016
The topic of food safe finishes […]

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The 12 Turns of Christmas: #2 Christmas pudding tea-light box

THE 12 TURNS OF CHRISTMAS a personal challenge to turn 12 small Christmas projects in the run up to Christmas. In episode #2, Steve Twydell follows from last times snowman pen with A Christmas pudding tea-light box. A handy tea light holder with a small box to hold matches or a spare candle, made from Mahogany and […]

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The 12 Turns of Christmas: #1 A Snowman Pen

THE 12 TURNS OF CHRISTMAS a personal challenge to turn 12 small Christmas projects in the run up to Christmas. In this first episode, Steve Twydell of Templeboy Turnings shows how to turn a pen in the shape of a snowman and how to modify a slim-line pen kit into a one piece twist pen.

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Points of Interest: A Japanese Woodturning Technique

Points of Interest is an ongoing series of web discoveries by Guild members and friends.
Al Byron found this large scale project. Japanese woodturning techniques.Why are we still using a lathe? Skews be damned! Ha Ha! 

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Points of Interest: Fine joinery

Points of Interest is an ongoing series of web discoveries by Guild members and friends.
My nephew Andrew Bird found this example of very fine decorative joinery work.
I am not sure if either of us has the patience to finish a joint like this. Amazing. 

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Lee Valley Turning Demonstrations – January 2017

A note from Ed Pretty:
Lee Valley Turning Demonstrations
January 2017
Lee Valley Tools Coquitlam will be promoting woodturning during the whole month of January 2017. To that end, many of their seminars are woodturning oriented and they plan to have in-store demonstrations every week; one session on Thursday and Friday evenings, three sessions on Saturdays and one […]

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President’s Challenges for 2016/17

The President’s Challenge is a monthly tradition at the FVWG.
It pits the Presidents imagination versus the Guild members turning skills and results in a fun challenge for all.
Here is the list of President’s Challenges for 2016/17. Enjoy!
September          Textured
October               3S “something simple segmented”
November           A wearable fashion statement
December           […]

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Points of Interest: Rolls

Points of Interest is an ongoing series of web discoveries by Guild members.
Beverley Pears is constantly expanding her areas of interest. These look delicious!
I can just imagine one, in the shop, filled with turkey and cranberry or steamed hot Montreal smoked meat with a bit of Dijon!
I wonder if she used gel stain and wipe-on […]

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Homemade Wood Collet by Calvin McCarthy

A Note from Calvin McCarthy
There was some interest shown after my demo last Thursday meeting about my home made collet. I am attaching a PDF which could be used if you think it would be helpful.  There are no exact dimensions because it will have to be made to fit each lathe individually, but woodturners […]

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Project: Inertial Sander Plans

Inertial Sander Plans
After a fun “Hands On” night at the Guild meeting Oct 13th, here are the plans for the Inertial Sander if you want to make one.

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Points of Interest: Turning a bead with the skew chisel

Points of Interest is an ongoing series of web discoveries by Guild members.
Ross Paterson found this instructional video through Fine Woodworking. “This is one of the better demos I’ve seen on explaining use of the skew.”
Turning a bead with the skew chisel
Curtis Buchanan show you how he uses the skew chisel to turn a bead on […]

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Guild Members Demonstrate at Arts Alive 2016 in Langley

Guild Members Demonstrate at Arts Alive 2016 in Langley
By Allan Cusworth
On August 20, 2016, Bill Olsen, Jay Mapson, Dan Breck and Allan Cusworth set up canopies in Langley City at the annual Downtown Langley Business Association’s Arts Alive Festival. Phil Vetra was a part of the day with his turned pieces being displayed on Dan’s […]

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Wood: Maple and Cedar

Hello,
I recently had to take down a big leaf maple and a cedar on my property. Feel bad just chopping it up for firewood, and I have a bunch already anyways. Was wondering if you know of anyone who could make better use of the wood?
Right now I have (Dimensions listed are the diameter at […]

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Guild Assets

A message from Michael Hamilton-Clark about Guild Assets
To all members:
We need to up-date the list of Guild Assets – the various lathes, attachments, shields, audio/visual equipment, coffee making items etc. As the Guild has limited storage facilities, many of these are held by individual members and are brought to meetings or made available as required.
If […]

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