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American Association of Woodturners

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Wine Country Woodturners

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Bay Area Woodturners Association

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Women In Turning

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Nor-Cal Woodturners

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Silicon Valley Woodturners

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West Bay Woodturners

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2018

JAN - Turned name badge

FEB - Thin walled bowl

MAR - Lidded box / Peppermill

APR - For the kitchen / not bowl

MAY - Top

JUN - Coloring a turned object

JUL - School donation

AUG - A bowl for aesthetics

SEP - Collaborate / training

OCT - Natural edge bowl / platter

NOV - Calabash

DEC - For the holidays

2015

JAN - One tool

FEB - Rude Osolnik

MAR - Inside / Outside

APR - Winged

MAY - Stemmed organic

JUN - Embellish

JUL - Faceplate w/bead/cove

AUG - Undercut rim

SEP - Twice turned

OCT - Purely sculptural

NOV - Treen

DEC - Holiday Ornament

2012

JAN - Found on a desk

FEB - Cracks or bark, not nat-ege

MAR - Bird house

APR - With finial

MAY - With legs (not glued on)

JUN - Pierced

JUL - Nut dish

AUG - Back to school

SEP - A tray (not a plate or platter)

OCT - Flutted

NOV - For the kitchen

DEC - Holiday purpose

2009

JAN - Handled

FEB - With holes

MAR - Cracked

APR - Treen

MAY - Toy

JUN - Natural edged

JUL - Glued

AUG - Repaired

SEP - Craft item

OCT - Legged

NOV - Not footed

DEC - Seasonal

2006

JAN - Turned name badge

FEB - Under 2 inches

MAR - Treen

APR - With bark

MAY - Top

JUN - Glued

JUL - With stem

AUG - Hollowed

SEP - With lid

OCT - Altered

NOV - With holes

DEC - Gift

2003

JAN - Turned name badge

FEB - Something handled

MAR - Nat. edge or bark inclusions

APR - Craft item

MAY - Spinning top

JUN - Hollow form

JUL - WIth stem

AUG - Glue up

SEP - None (no meeting)

OCT - Open forum

NOV - With holes

DEC - Xmas ornament

2000

JAN - An old thing

FEB - A new turned badge

MAR - Sphere larger than 3"

APR - Something with a stem

MAY - Mushrooms

JUN - A hollow something

JUL - Segmented turning

AUG - Something with a lid

SEP - Something with a hole

OCT - Natural edge turning

NOV - Something with a handle

DEC - Christmas ornament

2017

JAN - Embellishment

FEB - Home made tool or jig

MAR - Use the skew

APR - Segmented / glued up

MAY - Toy or top

JUN - Broken and repaired

JUL - Not wood

AUG - Wearable

SEP - Collaborate / training

OCT - Face or profile

NOV - Multi-axis

DEC - For the holidays

2014

JAN - Mushroom

FEB - Alternate chucking

MAR - Square bowl

APR - Sphere

MAY - Collaborative / teach

JUN - Not wood

JUL - Inlay

AUG - Complimentary pieces

SEP - Helix, spiral or threaded

OCT - Different model lathe

NOV - Lidded box

DEC - For the shop

2011

JAN - Laminated

FEB - Stemmed

MAR - Made from 4"x4"

APR - Egg

MAY - Hollow form

JUN - Not footed (no stands)

JUL - Patriotic

AUG - With handle

SEP - Color it

OCT - Winged

NOV - Lidded

DEC - Serving

2008

JAN - Starts with "J"

FEB - With an "F"

MAR - Starts with "M"

APR - With an "A"

MAY - Starts with "M"

JUN - Starts with a "J"

JUL - Starts with "J"

AUG - Starts with "A"

SEP - Starts with "S"

OCT - Starts with "O"

NOV - Starts with "N"

DEC - Starts with "D"

2005

JAN - Turned name badge

FEB - Flower holder

MAR - Broken / repaired

APR - With bark

MAY - Spinning top

JUN - Craft item

JUL - Colored

AUG - Glue up

SEP - With handle

OCT - Deliberately altered

NOV - Serving (hint: utilitarian)

DEC - Gift

2002

JAN - Natural edge turning

FEB - Craft item

MAR - Something with a handle

APR - Turning between centers

MAY - Spining top

JUN - Hollow form

JUL - Natural edge bowl

AUG - Stemmed turning

SEP - Multi-piece glue up

OCT - Seasonal turning

NOV - Open forum

DEC - Xmas decoration

1999

JAN - Name badge

FEB - Inspired by Merryl's demo

MAR - Weed pot

APR - Spindle turning

MAY - A vase

JUN - Hollow form

JUL - More than 1 type of wood

AUG - A lidded anything

SEP - A functional piece

OCT - Tool handle

NOV - Platter

DEC - Ornament

2016

JAN - Spindle

FEB - Bowl

MAR - Lidded turning

APR - Goblet

MAY - Natural edge

JUN - Top / toy

JUL - Plate / platter

AUG - Hollow form

SEP - Craft item

OCT - Artsy

NOV - Ornament

DEC - Favorite

2013

JAN - Thirteen

FEB - Off-axis

MAR - Two of a kind

APR - Raindrop

MAY - Wearable

JUN - 2 joined and different woods

JUL - Off-center

AUG - Pen, not from a kit

SEP - Whistle, flute, pan pipes, ...

OCT - Inside-out

NOV - Nut, pod or seed

DEC - Miniature

2010

JAN - Plate / platter

FEB - Inclusions

MAR - Using a screw center

APR - Between centers (no chucks)

MAY - Toy (a top is not acceptable)

JUN - Multi-axis

JUL - Textured

AUG - Sculptured

SEP - Faceplate (only)

OCT - Treen

NOV - Collaborated

DEC - Seasonal (not an ornament)

2007

JAN - Starts with "J"

FEB - Starts with "F"

MAR - Starts with "M"

APR -  Starts with "A"

MAY - Starts with "M"

JUN - Starts with "J"

JUL - Starts with "J"

AUG - Starts with "A"

SEP - Starts with "S"

OCT - Starts with "O"

NOV - Starts with "N"

DEC - Starts with "D"

2004

JAN - Plate / platter

FEB - Glue up

MAR - With lid

APR - Between centers

MAY - Top

JUN - Something added, not glue

JUL - Colored

AUG - Handled

SEP - Carved or altered

OCT - Seasonal

NOV - Natural edge

DEC - Decoration

2001

JAN - Any reverse turning

FEB - 2" or less turning

MAR - Natural edge turning

APR - Bowl with a lip

MAY - Top or turned toy

JUN - Glue up

JUL - Handled turning

AUG - Hollow form

SEP - Lidded turning

OCT - A bowl

NOV - Turning between centers

DEC - Xmas decoration

1998

JAN - Turned name badge

FEB - None

MAR - None

APR - A plate

MAY - A cup

JUN - A bowl to go with may cup

JUL - Lidded table bowl

AUG - Non-functional artwork

SEP - Spindle turning

OCT - End grain

NOV - Spinning top

DEC - Ornaments

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Serious Injury

Jan 31, 2021

Jonathan Katz-Moses

Serious Injury - What emergency trauma medical workers need you to know - Shop/Woodworking/Jobsite/DIY

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Lathe Safety

Jan 2, 2017

Sharon Doughtie

Sharon Doughtie talks about lathe safety.

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Surprise at the lathe

Sep 5, 2013

Mike Lanahan

Mike talks about surprise or getting startled while working on the lathe.

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On the perils of Personal Protective Equipment

Jun 2, 2011

Anonymous

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Fire safety is common sense

Mar 6, 2008

Mitch Matlow / Howard Cohen

Safety in the shop includes taking proper precautions to avoid fire. Mitch Matlow from the San Jose Fire Department gave a presentation on safety in the shop.

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First Aid In The Shop

Jul 5, 2017

Patrick Sullivan M.D.

Patrick Sullivan MD, who is also a woodworker gave a talk on how to do First Aid in the shop.

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As I see it

Sep 4, 2013

Bob Gerenser

In As I see it, Bob talks about the perils that may happen to wood turners and says that we should not get paralyzed just because it could happen. Use of common sense and good safety practices can avert such incidents.

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AAW Suggested Lathe Safety Rules

Aug 4, 2011

Mike Lanahan

Mike itemizes some of the important safety precautions to take while working at your lathe.

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Health Matters

Apr 2, 2009

Howard Cohen

Both Dave Fiend and Colin Mackenzie, M.D. present some of their thoughts and experiences related to physical and health safety issues.

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Safety First

Sep 6, 2007

Harry Levin

Harry talks about the face shield that saved his face from an exploding Acacia bowl.

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If you are willing to be a mentor at Silicon Valley Woodturners please let Ray Hari know. SVW has a good insurance program.

Dennis Lillis

Dennis Lillis

Los Gatos, CA

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I am happy to offer whatever help and guidance I can based on my modest skill set in the following areas:

  • Wood processing and storing

  • Tool selection and sharpening

  • Turning technique for a variety of projects

  • Sanding and prep

  • Finishing

  • Hollowing

  • Coring


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Jerry Galli

Jerry Galli

Emerald Hills, CA

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I have been turning since 2015,  about 5 years. I try to attend workshops with professional woodturners 2  to 3 times a year. Last year (2019) I attended a workshop with Trent  Bosch and Jimmy Clewes. Both were 3-day workshops. I enjoy doing pens  of all kinds, spindle work, natural edge bowls, coring with the Oneway  system, hollow forms with finials, lidded boxes, kitchen ware items. I  can also give you guidance on how to build a small kiln for wood drying.  I am willing to mentor at my home workshop when it is safe and when the  COVID 19 pandemic is over.


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Mike Lanahan

Mike Lanahan

San Jose, CA

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I  have been turning for about 10 years, and since I can’t decide what I  want to do when I grow up, I turn a variety of things, from shaving  brushes to a bass drum.  For several years I did the production turning  of prayer wheels for the manufacturer.  Repetitive turning is like  Ground Hog Day, you get to try various ways to make cuts, and then do it  all over again.  Repetition is a great value to refine your turning  skills, speed and efficiency.


My mentoring strengths are an  introduction to safely using the lathe, individual tool use, tool  sharpening, making peppermills, coring with the Oneway system, bowl  turning, applying finish with an airbrush, threading, boxes, vacuum  chucking, shaving and makeup brushes.  I don’t do pens or bottle  stoppers.


With the COVID-19 pandemic  raging, I can assist over Zoom or FaceTime.  For in-person interaction,  since I’m risk averse, there are a few requirements.  Any visitor to my  shop must meet one of the following conditions:

  1. Have received a COVID-19 vaccination and been subsequently tested as immune.

  2. Have verified test results to be free of the active virus, with the test taken within 2 hours of the visit.

  3. Be quarantined for 14 days in a  tent on my front yard prior to admittance.  Bring your own food, tent,  supplies, waste collection and disposal capability.  A hose is available  for water.

  4. For short, 15 minute visits,  N95 face mask, face shield, 6 foot social distance, and preferably being  inside a human hamster ball.  Extended visits of 30 minutes OK if  hamster ball option is used, or until you pass out for lack of oxygen,  whichever comes first.  Mileage may vary.


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Bob Bley

Bob Bley

Menlo Park, CA

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I  can help with general shop set up, dust collection, natural edge,  hollowing and inlay to name a few. However, it will be virtual for the  near term.


Bob

Dec 13, 2021

Jewelry
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Jewelry

Jun 14, 2021

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Hollow form

Dec 14, 2020

Fancy finial