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Monthly Meeting presenter: Keith Gotschall

Thursday, October 17, 2024, 5:30 PM until 9:00 PM
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Featured presenter: Keith Gotschall

Quaich: Spindle to bowl demo

In this information rich demo we will explore both spindle turning and bowl turning. The techniques of one are easily transferred to the other and Keith will show you how. He will go over grain direction and how that informs the direction of cut, and how that makes such a huge difference to the outcome of your project. Traditional turning techniques will be explored and all the basic tools will be shown in use. Have trouble making beads or coves? Keith will show you how to improve your shapes and make it easier to get reliable results. In bowl turning, these same ideas come into play. In the end we will have a winged bowl that has been turned both as a spindle and a bowl; a very traditional Scottish vessel called a “Quaich” that is used for ceremonial purposes. Very exciting!

You can find more about Keith at his website:

Member Gallery: Members are encouraged to bring their woodturning creations to the monthly meeting where they will be photographed and you will receive a free wood raffle ticket. The photos are posted on our website and often included in the Newsletter.

Tool Raffle: A great way to pick up a new tool at a fraction of the cost if you're the lucky raffle winner!

Wood Raffle: There is always a good selection of quality turning wood donated by Club members.