Mark your calendars! The woodturning enthusiasts with the Minn-Dak Woodturners Association are inviting the public to learn more about this fascinating and rewarding craft at the 2023 Winter Woodturning Extravaganza, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, at In the Chips, 303 21st Street North, Moorhead, MN. This free event will feature … More 2023 Winter Woodturning Extravaganza is coming soon!
Join us this Thursday, December 8 to learn more about the process of crafting a bowl from start to finish: cutting the blank from the log, rough turning, drying, and finish turning. Bring a friend, and bring something for Show and Tell! We’d love to see what you’ve been working on! Winter Extravaganza! Don’t forget that our … More December 2022 meeting and demo
7 p.m., Thursday, September 8 We’re excited to kick off a new year of Minn-Dak Woodturners meetings, and we hope you can join us. Our demo will feature making captured rings, showing the tools and techniques you can use to add rings on baby rattles, goblets, or wherever you want to add that unique and … More September 2022 meeting and demo: Kicking off a new year!
7 p.m., Thursday, May 12 Bangle bracelets are a quick and easy gift, and don’t take a big chunk of wood, making them a great way to use up some of those smaller off-cuts that are just to pretty to throw away. Roy Jacobsen will show the simple methods he uses to turn bangle bracelets. … More May meeting and demo: Bangle Bracelets with Roy Jacobsen
We’re pleased to announce that, after an unwanted hiatus, the Minn-Dak Woodturners’ Extravaganza has returned, and everyone is invited! The 2022 Spring Extravaganza will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2022, at In the Chips, 303 21st Street North, Moorhead, MN. This free event will feature several skilled turners demonstrating … More 2022 Spring Extravaganza
7 p.m., Thursday, March 10 Many turners know the basics of turning and assembling a pen. But what if you want to make a few of the same kind of pen?. What are the secrets to scaling up your pen production to make ten, or one hundred pens, with the least wasted time and energy? Brian … More March meeting and demo: Pen Production Runs with Brian Geffre
7 p.m., Thursday, February 10For our newer members and attenders, we’re going back to the basics: How to mount a piece of wood on the lathe, what’s the difference between spindle turning and bowl turning, what’s the difference between a spindle gouge and a bowl gouge, and more.Bring a friend, and bring something for Show … More February meeting and demo: Back to basics
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!
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
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