guests tonight were Joyce Adams (wife of Jarrell Adams) and their friend, Dan
Jim Steadman says there are more TVW hats for sale at $5.00.
Henry Davis has 35 selections in the club library that can be checked out. There is a listing on our internet site.
Henry also sold a 16” Craftsman scroll saw at the meeting for $75.00.
Thanks to Gary Runyon for bringing a bag of ear plugs to pass out to folks at the meeting.
Doyle also knows of a 12 inch Powermatic commercial planer for sale. It doesn’t have a sharpener. Call him for details.
Art Brickse passed around a sheet telling about a steady rest. For more information, go to www.theokspindoctor.com.
On October 4, the first Saturday of the month, the carvers will be meeting at Phil Bishop’s shop to host a learning workshop for anyone wanting to begin carving. They will be showing all kinds of carving, and invite all who are interested to attend.
SHOW AND TELL
1. Bob Leonard brought a device he had made out of a 2x4 with a dowel sticking out of it. It was designed to hold the top of a cane he was carving into an eagle head. He got the idea from Sharon Wright at a carver’s meeting.
3. Ralph Hand brought a curved top, or camel back, trunk he had made of local white pine with walnut trim, hinges, handles, and latch. The pegs were cherry. There was a lift-out tray inside, and box joints on the corners. He had cut the underside of the top with shallow curfs to create the curve. All the working parts were made of wood.
Molloy brought a sample open-turned leg he had made on his Legacy CNC
machine. He also had a book “press”
where the books sat on a segmented plank while a vice made of wood slid and
screwed to hold them upright and in place.
He told us that the bottom plank with the sliding groove had to be cut
so the grain did NOT run the length of the board, or it would end up grabbing
the sliding vice. Another interesting
thing he brought was some bellows he made of walnut that had carving on
it. He had made one for the CEO of
Nissan, which is now in
5. Ross Roepke has been busy again making boxes from cut-off ends of his furniture lumber. They were very unique, using combinations of woods and unusual style hinging on one. He also made a stylized clock from some ½ moons of mahogany someone had given him.
6. Jay Hazel made a box he had made for his GPS. It was of cherry, and had an inlay on top of a compass rose. He learned to do the inlay at one of our seminars. It had box joints and a poly finish.
7. Scott Short showed us a segmented bowl which had won first place at the Franklin County Fair. He also showed the cigar Indian which the carvers have finished. It, too, took first prize. Jim Wright, whom we lost recently to illness, carved the face. They will bring it to the exhibition if it has not sold before then.
Wendling brought his father’s old
Rees made a two-sided glass display case for a dollar bill which had been given
to a homeless lady in
10. Ed White brought a turned corn cob. He made it at the fair the previous night, having salvaged the cob from an antique corn sheller demonstration. He used a skew to turn it.
11. Dick Wollam took a class at Tom Cowan’s, where he roughed out a box elder bowl and finished it to bring tonight. He also made a plate from butternut, which was green when he turned it making it warp. He wet it down, laid it down with weights on it, and now it’s fine! He also brought a walnut imagination turned bowl which he described as a knuckle buster, and a walnut candle holder.
Maierbacker brought a very interesting pitch fork made from one piece of either
stem and roots or stem and branches. It
came from a neighbor’s house, and he thinks it supposedly came from
He showed us how to turn natural edge bowls. He can sell 3 natural edge bowls to one smooth edge. The advantage of the nesting tool is that you don’t lose all that beautiful wood like you do turning one bowl at a time.
You start by turning the outside of the largest bowl. He “eyeballs” the shape so that the curved nesting tool doesn’t cut through the side of the bowl. Turning on the lathe, he guides the curved tool into the bowl, cutting carefully at first so as not to knock the bowl loose from the chuck. After the tool gets deep enough into the bowl, the tail stock can be brought up to secure the bowl, and you can go faster. As the cutter gets further into the bowl, he slides the toolrest under it for stability. When the tool has gone almost to the center, he uses a wrench to pop the first bowl free. Then, he finishes up the cutting on the inside of that bowl, turns it around on the lathe, and cuts a foot on it. (He is a master at keeping the sides an even thickness.)
Then, he put the chunk that came out of the middle back on the lathe and cut the next size bowl down, repeating the process above until the whole nest of bowls was cut.
It takes Doyle about and hour to an hour and a half to cut out the whole nest. He’s fast! Then, he lets them dry 4-5 days depending on the weather. He trues up each foot, chucks them up, and sands each bowl on the lathe using a power sander with the lathe turning. He says it takes a lot longer to sand and finish them than it does to cut them. Doyle uses a gloss lacquer, hand rubs them with steel wool, and then waxes them. He ends up with 6 or 7 gorgeous bowls from one piece of wood! That’s great!
The tool comes with insertable knife heads cut at unusual angles, and comes with a jig to sharpen them.
A question came up about carbide tools, and it was recommended that they not be used for woodworking because they can never be sharpened back right.
Thanks, Doyle for an informative and very interesting program!