MCW Oct '13 Meeting
Oct 23, 2013Public
Photo: Social time before the meeting.  Our new video monitor and tall stand have made a large impact in the presentation of our demonstrations to the audience.
Photo: Jack and Imelda say 'cheese' for the roving cameraman.
Photo: Some very nice cherry half logs showed up for the Silent Auction.
Photo: The Library was open!
Photo: MCW guest Dave Swiger introduced himself.  He is visiting from the Mid-MD Woodturners in Frederick, where he is President.
Photo: Another guest from Mid-Md Woodturners was Sherman Reeder.
Photo: Several new members joined MCW this evening, including Doug Wolf, ...
Photo: ... Bob Pinco, and ...
Photo: ... Elbert Pair.  Welcome to all three new members.
Photo: President Tim Aley runs the meeting "high tech", reading his notes from his iPad.
Photo: Carl Powell talks about updates to the Member area of the MCW Website.
Photo: Gary Guenther presents the Liam O'Neill demo bowl to Phil Brown for donating the original curly-elm blank and for bringing "tons" of wood to MCW Silent Auctions.  Liam turned the bowl at our meeting a year ago; Gary dried it successfully and recently completed and finished it.  Liam will sign it when he is in the area next April.
Photo: The Show and Tell table was jam packed with items, big and small...
Photo: ... and as seen from a different vantage point at a different time.
Photo: The lidded challenge brought many different items, these and more.
Photo: Tonight's demonstrator, Mark Gardner, brought in some of his signature items for us to see.
Photo: Bob Grudberg shows his cherry salad bowl.
Photo: Bob also had a segmented vase with great character with the lines of the marble wood.
Photo: Here Bob talks about the open-segmented lid for his bowl and the problems he had with it.
Photo: Phil Brown shows off two box elder salad bowls that he made from wood he picked up from members.  This one from Mike Colella and ...
Photo: ... this one from Tim Aley.
Photo: Phil made this signature "flare" from the Wye oak.
Photo: Phil talked about this bowl given to him by this year's ITE (International Turning Exchange) class as a very personal 'thank you' for housing them, getting them to different local collections, and sending them home with a truck full of wood.  The bowl was turned by Ben Carpenter and textured by Malcolm Martin.
Photo: Richard Webster shows off the great grain and balance of his rimmed mulberry bowl.