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Date change for 2019 Turning Bee

Postby loyd » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:41 pm

Due to a conflict with local events, the new date for the turning bee is May 18.
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Postby loyd » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:24 pm

Looks like the plan has come together. 8-) 8-) 8-)
May 18 -- Turning Bee; Larry Wendland's shop.
The annual Tom Cowen Memorial turning bee will be on May 18 2019 at 0800. A fee of $10.00 per person will include lunch and help offset cost of bowl blank. Club will supply coffee and donuts also drinks for the day. Bring a folding chair and turning tools if you have them. A count of attendees is needed as early as possible. Sign up will start at the April meeting. If you miss the April meeting you can sign up by sending an email to Larry Wendland at culets@gmail.com


A meeting of the mentors will be right after the regular April Club meeting.
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Re: Date change for 2019 Turning Bee

Postby mrl » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:36 pm

are we only doing boles??
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Re: Date change for 2019 Turning Bee

Postby loyd » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:09 pm

Turning Bee is where beginners and novices go to get some, supervised, hands on training on how to use turning tools and the lathe. We use bowls to help folks know how to do basic things like holding and use of the tool and operating the lathe safely. Sometimes, when there is interest enough, there are seminars and workshops to go deeper into the craft.
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Re: Date change for 2019 Turning Bee

Postby rgulley » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:47 am

The turning bee might be a good place to introduce sharpening the tools as well as turning skills. Shouldn't be too hard to get a couple grinders there. People who bring there own tools could get tips on sharpening them as well as how to use them.
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Re: Date change for 2019 Turning Bee

Postby loyd » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:09 am

Good idea. It wouldn't be too difficult to set up either.
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Re: Date change for 2019 Turning Bee

Postby henry » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:25 pm

Good Idea, there are always people waiting for their turn at a lathe.
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Re: Date change for 2019 Turning Bee

Postby loyd » Sat May 18, 2019 7:15 pm

2019 Turning Bee was a success. New turners in the club. Tired but happy minders again. A great meal prepared by the Wendlings again. Lot's of fun and camaraderie for the enjoyment of the old and new turners alike. :D :D :D
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Re: Date change for 2019 Turning Bee

Postby loyd » Sat May 18, 2019 7:30 pm

Richard's idea of sharpening instruction got some action at the 2019 Bee. Larry asked me to give a short lesson in sharpening to Dennis. We stepped to the grinder and Dennis got some pointers just before being called to lunch.

That's the good news. But there's also some bad news too [for Dennis]. The turning tool set he purchased had only spindle gouges. At least he now knows the difference and what to look for in a bowl gouge. His tool set has a variety of very shallow spindle style gouges and they'll be useful for spindles [e.g. furniture pieces, candlesticks, etc.] and he now knows what to look for in the way of a bowl gouge.

That's one of many advantages to these turning bees. Too bad that folks get attracted to turning tool sets rather than springing for individual tools specific to the job at hand. The temptation is great but the solution is simple: Talk to an experienced turner before purchasing tools. Turners are almost always willing to show off their knowledge by giving advice -- sometimes even good advice. :lol:
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Re: Date change for 2019 Turning Bee

Postby henry » Sun May 19, 2019 10:19 am

It was a great day for a turning bee ! Many thanks go Sherry and Larry for their hospitality and it was great to see Karen joining us.
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