We are very pleased that at our next WGNC meeting on Thursday August 13th we will have the famous shavings maker Mike Mahoney! Mike will do a remote demonstration and address any questions for us around his large area of expertise.
The project Mike will be demonstrating will be a burial urn. He will be taking us through the whole process he uses to create these masterpieces from wood selection, design, sizing, hollowing, threading and finishing. Along the way he will discuss gouge and sharpening techniques, different types of cuts or any special tools that he utilizes.
Besides demonstrating this very interesting project, Mike will also provide lots of tips and techniques that he has learned over the years of professional wood turning.
This presentation includes: design, material selection, cutting out a blank in preparation for turning, roughing out, hollowing, jam chucking, sanding and finishing.
The more different methods and ideas we are exposed to, the more we expand our own horizons. Sharing is the most important asset that we have, and bringing Mike's world of experience to our local club will certainly help us all grow!
About Mike Mahoney:
Mike Mahoney has been a professional woodturner since 1994. His bowls are featured in galleries across the United States. Mike's work is sought after by collectors all over the world. Mike is often requested to demonstrate and teach for woodturning clubs, craft schools, and symposia. He has traveled around the world to discuss and demonstrate his craft and is considered an authority in woodturning.
As you can imagine, Mike produces a lot of bowls and other turnings but he also produces enormous piles of wood shavings. You can learn more about Mike at his web site: https://bowlmakerinc.com/
We hope you will join us Thursday evening August 13th for our remote demonstration using Zoom. The Zoom meeting will be launched at 6:15 PM. Folks can sign in then and explore Zoom and socialize with other members. At 6:45 PM we will have a short business meeting and then at 7:00 PM Mike's demonstration will begin.
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A passcode is required and will be sent to members through our email newsletter.
Time to get ready. They're coming soon, "Tips, Tricks and Jigs".
Join the fun on September 10 for our annual “Tips, Tricks and Jigs” presentation. This is a member supported event so be sure to submit something to share with the group.
It appears the NCSU Crafts Center will remain closed for the summer session, but we are making plans to help keep club activities going in the coming weeks and months.
The details are still coming together, but our intent is to provide at least 3 monthly activities on Thursday nights: The usual 2nd-Thursday club meeting and demo, a meeting solely for sharing the virtual gallery offerings, and another for either a video watch party or smaller breakout-sized demo.
Here's what we have so far, and please note items are subject to change as options become available. All activities start at about 7pm, but any variations will be included in our newsletter.
- August 13: Virtual Demo: Mike Mahoney - Urns
- August 20: Show & Tell (2 items per member, 2 photos of each piece)
- August 27: TBD
- Sep: 10: Tips and Jigs Remote Slide Show
Greetings fellow woodturners;
As we continue to deal with this COVID-19 crisis, we hope that you all remain safe, healthy and confined as directed.
NCSU and the Craft Center continue to remain shut down and it appears this will continue to be the case into the fall.
The WGNC board is continuing to find ways to bring you the learning resources and camaraderie you have come to expect from the club.
This Spring and Summer we have been able to bring you Zoom live video demonstrations, virtual galleries, video watch parties and other content opportunities to keep you informed and entertained while obeying the new requirements of physical social distancing.
More is planned for the second half of 2020, so please keep an eye on updates which can be found in the "A look ahead 2020" article.
Please stay tuned and look for updates in the coming WGNC newsletters.
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