Thanks to everyone who was able to make it to the Woodturning SIG meeting yesterday. We had a pretty good turnout of 11 members and had a great demo.
a. Turning classes: Discussed current class offerings over the last 2 months and asked what other kind of classes might be of interest. Cross training among teachers was encourage so popular classes could be offered more frequently and not bottlenecked to single instructors.
b. Show and tell/monthly challenge: this months turning challenge was a small bowl. We had 6 participants and the winner was Kris who brought in a bowl made from spalted pecan (please correct me on species if I got that wrong). The bowl had a resin coated bottom that was a fantastic artistic addition to the whole look. The prize was a resin nebula pen blank. She has designated Candleholders as next months challenge and she will supply the prize to the winner so get to making!
c. SIG leader vote: the SIG was somewhat dormant last year and this was our first meeting in about as much time. A new SIG leader was needed and an open call for volunteers was had. Kris and Myself both threw our hats in the ring. The vote was very close but I was elected as SIG leader for a 6 month term. Our next vote will be in August.
d. Demonstration: Arguably the best part of the meeting Kris was kind enough to share her experience with off-center turning, provide a whiteboard chart about theory, and then did a demonstration to provide examples. If anyone has a picture of the chart, please upload below.
Thanks again to all who were able to make it. I will schedule the next meeting soon, and will take Johns advice about moving the days around so more folks can attend.