MCW Jan. '14 Meeting
Jan 12, 2014Public
Photo: Before the meeting, members socialize and look over the Library, Silent Auction, and Show & Tell tables.
Photo: We had a very diverse assortment of pieces for Show & Tell.
Photo: The Library of DVDs is open for business.  Come and check it out (literally) at the next meeting!
Photo: The Library is open, and Benji Omisore is checking out a video.
Photo: We had some nice bowl blanks, half logs, and pen blanks donated by members to the Silent Auction.  We encourage everyone to bring stray pieces of turning wood to share with others.  The Treasury netted nearly $600 from this activity in 2013.
Photo: We owe our excellent Photo Gallery still shots every month to our resident professional, Mike Colella.
Photo: And here's how he does it...
Photo: Fire in the hole!  Is that the definition of 'actinic'?
Photo: MCW has a mentoring program that can help new turners get safely through some of the difficult learning issues.  Eliot Feldman is going to be mentoring Margaret Follas in hollowing.  I can't think of anyone better!
Photo: Eliot also won the Bring-Back Challenge last month and is handing out raffle tickets to find a new owner for the delightful little hollow form he made.
Photo: A happy Mark Verna won the piece and will bring something back next month.
Photo: Jeff Tate made a flat-work Christmas tree in sections.  This is one.
Photo: Jeff turned this bowl from a cross-laminated form in walnut and poplar.
Photo: Jeff also turned this cedar Christmas tree with a natural base.
Photo: Joe Barnard showed this subtly-curved bowl, in process.  He still has to decide on a foot and remove the chuck tenon.
Photo: Joe made these cherry and walnut bangles, learning how to hold them on the lathe for turning and sanding.
Photo: Eliot Feldman displays his goncalo alves hollow form.
Photo: Tim Aley with a dramatic winged bowl from his spalted-hickory stash.  I can hear that propeller spinning!
Photo: Dick Webster happily describes his spalted-maple, natural-edge bowl.
Photo: Ed Karch shows a collaborative piece he did with Beth Ireland.  Beth turned a bowl to be decorated.  When Ed decorates, Ed decorates!
Photo: It came out as a pickelhaub, a spiked helmet, decorated with Ed's zentange and dangle patterns.
Photo: This hollow, painted, maple form is named "Sahel" as a tribute to Ed's favorite biogeographic region in Africa, where he spent over twenty years working in sustainable natural resources, in the country of Mali.
  It has gazelle horns, milk paint, acrylic gesso, and pen and ink, with graffito on the back.  The patterns on the front are similar to the patterns and colors of the cotton and wool blankets of the Fulani herders.
Photo: The pattern on the back is a that of a bogolanfini, a handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud, of the Bambara farming community.
Photo: Bob Grudberg converted a cracked maple blank into a design opportunity and ended up with a form approximating a Phil Brown "flare".