President’s Message:

This month’s meeting will feature Sally Ault, a noted woodturner from San Diego, CA.  While Sally is a great source of information about woodturning in many areas, this presentation will concentrate on her unique turned jewelry.  This is probably going to be a first exposure for many of us about a new area for gifts or sales of our craft.  Please note that WIVES, SPOUSES, and SIGNIFICANT OTHERS, are invited to attend this fun demonstration.

The Board of Directors has been working on the initial plan to become a non-profit organization.  We are making good progress and will have something to present to the membership soon.

David Frank has completed a budget for the year that will be available at the meeting.

Steve Hurt will bring some Norfolk Island Pine for the wood raffle, so bring your money.  We will also have Show and Tell and the Critique.  Remember the 3-minute timer !!!

See You Saturday,

Chuck Hiatt

Mentors Available

The following list of members have offered to act as mentors to any member of the club who wishes to have hands-on instruction.  This can be done at the mentor’s shop or at the member’s home on their own lathe.  It is an excellent way for beginning turners to quickly learn basic skills and safety and for more advanced turners to develop new ideas and skills.  Using your member roster, give any mentor a call to arrange a time.  If you don’t have your roster or want to add your name to the mentor list, give the newsletter editor a call.

Each mentor can teach basic skills; some have also listed specific topics in which they are especially interested or have more advanced skills.

Bruce Berger         Any topic including segmented turning

Warren Brown       Any topic

David Frank            Any topic

Al Geller                   Open form bowls, natural edge bowls, bowl design

Ron Lindsay           Any topic including hollow turning freehand

Jim Rinde                Anything to do with using and turning resins, turning goblets, hollow turning with a boring bar with/without a laser

Herm Ross              Miniatures; tool making and metal work

Chuck Stevenson Basic turning; he is learning to do segmental work

Gary Toro                Anything you want to make

Sam Turner             Any topic (if he doesn’t know how, he will learn it with you)