May 2005

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Tim Austin put on a great demonstration this month. Tim won a gift certificate for tuition to John C. Campbell at last year’s Christmas party. His demonstration was a report on his trip and the classic tilt-top oval table he made in a class taught by Don Russell. Tim had a very good demo and showed off a fine piece of furniture.

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A special thanks to Don Russell for his beautiful hurricane lamp that he donated to the club after his demonstration at the April meeting. Mel Brown has built another tool. This time he made a deep hollowing jig complete with a laser. This jig allows one to make those deep vessels with ease and the laser lets you know exactly where the tip of the tool is at all times. Now we can all expect to see Mel bring in some of those tall thin-walled vases! Stay tuned. Earl Lee Taylor brought in some really nice bowls. The deeper bowl with the curved rim on the left is made of Cherry. The square-edged bowl in the background is Ambrosia Maple. The interesting bark edge bowl on the right was a piece of Oak firewood but when Earl noticed its beautiful crotch figure he couldn’t allow it to be burned.

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These nice cups (or goblets) were turned by James Files. This was James’ first time to bring something for display. Keep ‘em coming James. Will Pate brought this exquisite bark-edge Chestnut bowl to display. Will did a great job on this one. Great material and positioned just right on the lathe. . . .a real classic piece. Just when you think you’ve seen everything Lawrence Thomas can do . . . he comes up with something new. This month he brought in a couple of pepper grinders. They were nice but we’ve seen Lawrence do pepper grinders before.

Lawrence’s outstanding piece this month was the large open vase. It has a spiral groove all the way around it from top to bottom. He turned it from a piece of Chinaberry and then scorched it with a torch before sanding and applying a finish. The result—another conversation piece for his vast collection.


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Bill Cleage has brought in a walking cane to our meetings for years . . and he didn’t let us down this time. This month Bill’s cane was made of Walnut trimmed in Ebony and with a spalted Persimmon handle.

Bill’s surprise was the nice bowls and goblet he also presented. The five bowls were made of (from the top left): spalted Pecan (the largest bowl), Sycamore, Florida Rosewood, a natural- edge Cherry bowl and a Persimmon bark-edge. If that wasn’t enough—Bill also brought a goblet made of Sycamore with a Walnut foot.


If you like spalted pieces you need to look closely at these turned by Jerry Osmundson. He brought in a large spalted Hackberry bowl, a pepper grinder turned from spalted Hackberry and a second bowl from spalted Sycamore. Really nice pieces

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Nevin Newton loves to turn segmented bowls. Besides that. . . he’s really good at it. This one has several species of wood in it and approximately 300 pieces. If you need to know exactly how many just ask Nevin—he knows. Here comes Santa Claus. Chris Pruitt turned this ornament and then put a Santa face on it out of polymer clay.

Have you started making your ornaments yet? No. It’s never too early!


Thanks to James Armstrong for the pictures and description