UPDATE: No January meeting

After postponing the Winter Extravaganza, we were going to try to hold a regular club meeting; however we have to cancel that due to a COVID-related closure at our regular venue. Hopefully we’ll be able to hold the February meeting; stay tuned for the announcement. Thanks!

Winter Extravaganza POSTPONED; regular club meeting to be held

We are postponing our Winter Extravaganza (normally held in place of our January meeting). While the COVID-19 case count in the region is trending down, due to the crowded nature of the Extravaganza, with large numbers of people coming through the out venue, we have opted to wait a couple of months and hold the … More Winter Extravaganza POSTPONED; regular club meeting to be held

December meeting and demo: Hollowing from the bottom

7 p.m., Thursday, December 9, 2021 Have you ever seen a hollow form with a tiny opening and wondered how they did it? They might have “cheated” and hollowed it through the bottom. Paul Hedman will be demonstrating this technique of making “impossible” hollow forms.Don’t forget to bring something for Show and Tell! We’d love … More December meeting and demo: Hollowing from the bottom

November Meeting and Demo: Coring bowl blanks

Our November meeting is coming up: 7 p.m., Thursday, November 11, 2021. Jim McTavish will demonstrate how to core multiple nesting bowl blanks from a single block of wood using the McNaughton Center Saver system. Don’t forget to bring something for Show and Tell! We’d love to see what you’ve been working on! Coming up: … More November Meeting and Demo: Coring bowl blanks

October meeting and demo: Hollowing tools and techniques

We’re exploring some of the tools and techniques you can use to create hollow forms, lidded boxes, Christmas ornaments, and more! Bring your questions and bring a friend! 7 p.m., Thursday, October 14, 2021 Don’t forget to bring something for Show and Tell! We’d love to see what you’ve been working on! NOTE: Longtime club member … More October meeting and demo: Hollowing tools and techniques

September meeting and demo: Turning Spheres and Beyond

September Meeting and Demo: Turning Spheres and Beyond, with Paul Hedman, 7 p.m., Thursday, September 9, 2021 We’re kicking off our new club year with a great demo by Paul Hedman: Turning Spheres and Beyond. Paul has turned too many spheres to count over the years, and he’ll be de-mystifying the process of turning a sphere, … More September meeting and demo: Turning Spheres and Beyond

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!