August 2020 Update

Greetings from the Minn-Dak Woodturners Association board! We hope that you’ve been staying healthy and active during the past few months. We’ve got a few updates for you. Meetings beginning in September The board has been discussing how we can move forward under the current situation. We understand that some of you might be comfortable with … More August 2020 Update

Save the date! The Winter Extravaganza is January 18, 2020!

UPDATE #1: Due to severe weather heading our way, we are postponing the Winter Extravaganza. We’ll update this post when we have set the new date. Every January, the Minn-Dak Woodturners Association holds a “Winter Extravaganza,” an open-house event featuring several turners working on different types of projects–bowls, pens, hollow forms, spindles, tops, etc. The … More Save the date! The Winter Extravaganza is January 18, 2020!

December meeting and demo: Controlled offset turning for tool handles and other projects.

This coming Thursday, December 12. Ron Williams will demostrate how to use offset turning methods to create tool handles that won’t roll off the workbench. These methods can be used for other projects as well. Bring a friend, bring your questions, and bring a project you’ve worked on recently. It’s always fun and educational to … More December meeting and demo: Controlled offset turning for tool handles and other projects.

November meeting and demo: Three-sided bowls

At 7 p.m. this coming Thursday, November 14. Roy Jacobsen will turn a square piece of wood into a three-sided bowl. (No laws of nature will be broken during this demonstration.) Bring a friend, bring your questions, and bring a project you’ve worked on recently. It’s always fun and educational to see each other’s projects. Our … More November meeting and demo: Three-sided bowls

October meeting and demo: Back to basics

This coming Thursday, October 17. Paul Hedman will cover woodturning basics: safety, tools, mounting wood on the lathe, and the basic cuts. Bring a friend, and bring your questions! Also, please bring in something you’ve worked on recently. It’s always fun and educational to see each other’s projects. Our meeting will be at “In the … More October meeting and demo: Back to basics

September meeting and demo: Off-set turning wood pendants

We’re kicking off our new season at 7 p.m. this coming Thursday, September 12. Jim McTavish will be showing us how to create wood pendants using an off-set turning jig. Bring a friend! It’s sure to be a great demo! Also, please bring in something you’ve worked on over the summer. It’s always fun and … More September meeting and demo: Off-set turning wood pendants

December meeting and demo: “Something crooked”

Our next meeting will be Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Paul Hedman, master of the weird and wonderful, is going to demonstrate his latest multi-axis turnings. It’s sure to be entertaining and informative! In addition, we’re planning to put together a club order from Woodturners Wonders (woodturnerswonders.com). Take a look at their product line … More December meeting and demo: “Something crooked”

November meeting: Woodturning for Christmas

Our next meeting will be Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. We’re having an extended Show and Tell session; bring your Christmas ornaments and decorations, and tell us about how you turned and embellished them! Remember, membership dues (still just $25 a year) are due. Bring your recently turned projects to show to the … More November meeting: Woodturning for Christmas