MCW Dec. '11 Meeting
Dec 24, 2011Public
Photo: Gary Nickerson brought his wife Barbara as a guest.
Photo: Guest Duane Schmidt pulls the winning ticket for the Bring Back Challenge. Elliot Shantz had the lucky ticket.
Photo: Stan Wellborn shows off the figure in his maple burl bowl.
Photo: Stan shows a spalted bowl that he is not sure what the wood is.
Photo: Ed Karch applies his practiced wood-ID eye and thinks it is probably maple as well.
Photo: Stan with a very thin bowl from the Mazanita root burl.
Photo: Stan shows a card from an Atlanta importer who specializes in wood from Australia.  We might consider a group buy with him sometime.
Photo: Gary Guenther shows off the inset cabochons in the ends of his "Harry Potter" magic wands.
Photo: Gary's Tooth Fairy "yo-yo" box lid is tight enough to not fall off but easy to remove so the teeth don't go flying across the room.
Photo: Gary's paper-clip holder (shown here inverted for effect) works with a small rare earth magnet glued under the wood.
Photo: Bill Long shows off a carved spoon form he purchased from the incomparable Norm Sartorius.
Photo: Bill describes what he was trying to do before he started playing with the band saw.
Photo: Ilya Zavorin shows a laminated bowl form he is working on.
Photo: Elliot Shantz's shows a pair of unique hollow ornaments.
Photo: Here are some icicles for the ornaments from pink ivory.
Photo: This is Elliot's real trick.  He took veneer, wrapped it around a cardboard tube and glued it on.  He cut out sections of this for the ornament bodies, which are then completed with turned tops, bottoms, and icicles.
Photo: Elliot tells the story of having to turn this little bowl quickly, before it dried.
Photo: Elliot turned snowmen for children to paint.
Photo: Bob Browning found the plans for this hanging tree-fruit Christmas ornament.
Photo: Bob shows a trick on how to drill a straight hole that he found in the free book he picked up at the last meeting.
Photo: Mike Twenty shows the bottom of his square box with up and down wings.
Photo: Ed Karch's bird sculpture was made in a method popularized by Mike Hosaluk, by turning, cutting, re-glueing, and a bit of carving.
Photo: Ed's ebony challenge piece with inlaid notes.
Photo: Ed Karch and his mostly-turned (yes, indeed!) bison skull.  It was inspired by one hanging in his shop.