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Turners 1 January Meeting

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President Jim Vasi gets the meeting started

There was a good turnout in spite of the cold weather and date change

Jim Hilburger eulogizes the late Don Almeter, a long time member of the club

We had a visit from Thomas Sy, Executive Director of Aspire

He presented the club with an appreciation of it's contributions to the Aspire program

Over the years, the club has made and donated over 2000 toys for the children's benefit

Rich Mialki, and his able helper, explain the construction of the walking dinosaur toy

A look at the show and tell table

Bob Ball leads off show and tell with his technique of making wood stemmed glass goblets

Next up was Carm Queeno showing his garden dibbler

Don Hoffmann shows his two of a set of turned plates

Our presenter for the evening, Jim Vasi brought in a selection of items for the demo

Some of the example segmented turnings Jim brought it.

After the coffee break, Jim gets the presentation started

He made a simple segmented bowl for the demonstration

Jim explains the techniques he uses for planning and calculating the lengths and angles

The calculations are very straight forward and pretty simple

One of the keys to success is accurate, and repetitive cutting of the segments

A look at Jim's homemade cutting fixture made by Jim Hilburger

Jim explains the differences required in the more sophisticated designs

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Photos by Kurt Hertzog
     

 


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