Florida West Coast Woodworkers

Serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte Co

Month: January 2014

January Turnners meeting

Vase mounted on Lathe

Vase mounted on Lathe

Photo above shows the vase form after being cut first on the bandsaw.  Closest to the head stock is a round plywood disc that will be used in later steps.

As usual Denny had a very informative meeting. He demonstrated a square to round vase. A block of mahogany was cut with angled sides on a bandsaw, then the corners were rounded off in the lathe. The inside was hollowed out and a fancy base was turned. It made a very interesting and beautiful vase, but we decided it would be hard to drink beer from it.

We tried to use a video camera to look over Denny’s shoulder and show how he is using the tools, but had problems connecting the camera to the projector, we’ll keep trying.
Larry

 

 

Lathe steady rest supporting a round plywood ring glued at the top of the vase

Lathe steady rest supporting a round plywood ring glued at the top of the vase.  Denny’s steady rest is shop made to fit the bench on which his lathe is mounted.  Three adjustable arms position roller blades wheels, here repurposed to guide the turning work.  The work is spun by hand and the roller blade wheels are fit by eye to support the plywood ring.
Hollow out operations on the vase
Hollow out operations on the vase.  Notice the small repositionable light allowing better visibility of the interior.

January meeting

Hi everyone,

Iif you didn’t make Wednesday’s meeting, you missed an interesting and fun time. The subject was sharpening, and four of our members demonstrate four different methods of sharpening.Ed Goldburg, showed us how to sharpen using sandpaper(a.k.a. the scary sharp method). I followed up, demonstrating grinding on a slow speed grinder, 1750 RPM, to create the primary bevel, then following up with water stones to create a secondary bevel and polish the edge. Then Andy DeLorenzo demonstrated his work sharp machine; a very cool, reasonably priced method to get into power sharpening. Finally John Phillips, demonstrated the cream of the crop with this Tormic sharpener. John has purchased just about every attachment available for the machine and we were all impressed at what it would do (something to put on your Christmas list).

We really appreciate the time and effort these members put into there demonstrations.

We also made our first attempt at using the video projector and a camera to zoom in for a close-up look at what was going on. It went pretty well for a first attempt, and we will be improving our vidiography.

Announcements:
• Turner’s meeting-Monday the 13th and then Denny Wetter’s house.
• Shop meet-Monday the 20th at Terry Bair’s house.
• State fair-February 16 and 17th, we need volunteers to man the woodworking booth.Free ticket to helpers.
• Next months meeting is our annual tool auction. It’s time to look around and see what you are not using that someone else might be able to use.
• The tool show(a.k.a. the woodworking show) is March 21-23, help us man our booth, and you will get free tickets.

We’re looking for outside speakers for our meetings, also topics that you would be interested to learn more about. Our members have a world of information that they can share.  If you hear of anybody or read about anyone that you think might be interesting please let me know.

I hope to see you at either the turner’s meet our shop meet, ( or both).
Larry

January 2014 General Meeting Show and Tell

January Meeting Show and Tell items.

The jig MIke used to align all those biscuits.

The jig MIke used to align all those biscuits.

 

Segmented bowl made from plank construction

Segmented bowl made from plank construction

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Lowell built this platform as a base for an artwork project he was hired to do.

A scroll sawn mirror by Ed Columbo

A scroll sawn mirror by Ed Columbo

A doll sized crib by Mike Swart featuring all biscuited joints.

A doll sized crib by Mike Swart featuring all biscuited joints.

An ornament by Ed Columnbo

An ornament by Ed Columnbo

 

Scroll Saw work by Terry Bair

 

 

Intarsia by Joe Mathis

 

Who made this?

Who made this?

 

 This post’s content and original photographs provided by Andrew DiLorenzo.