UPDATE: Please note the Zoom link has changed below We are excited to announce that, with the easing of COVID-related restrictions in Minnesota, the May meeting of Minn-Dak Woodturners will be IN PERSON at In the Chips in Moorhead (303 21st St N, Moorhead, MN 56560). Also, recognizing that some may not yet be comfortable … More May meeting: In person and online!
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!
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.
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
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
The Minn-Dak Woodturners 2019 Winter Extravaganza is scheduled for January 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at “In the Chips” located at 303 21st Street North in Moorhead, just north of Burger King and the Coca-Cola Plant. Plenty of parking on the North side and on the street. As always, we’ll have several turners … More 2019 Winter Extravaganza
Got a budding wizard or witch in your family? Just in time for Halloween, Jim McTavish will be demonstrating how to turn a “magic” wand. Bring a friend! Visitors are always welcome! Remember, membership dues (still just $25 a year) are due. Bring your recently turned projects to show to the group. Even if you … More October meeting and demo: Wand making!
Our next meeting will be Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. Ron Williams will demonstrate how to create cremation urns using staved construction. Bring your recently turned projects to show to the group. Even if you made a really fancy funnel, we still would like to see what you have been up to. Our … More February meeting and demo: Cremation urns
On Saturday, January 27, 2018, Minn-Dak Woodturners will be holding our annual Winter Extravaganza! This is a great time to stop by and see several skilled turners demonstrating different facets of woodturning: pens, bowls, hollow forms, and so on. The fun will start at 9:00 a.m., and we’ll be going until 3:00 p.m. Just to … More Coming up: Winter Extravaganza!
At last night’s demo, Phil Holtan asked how many of us would be sad if we didn’t have to do any sanding. Nobody raised their hands. He went on to talk about steps you can take to reduce the need to sand, including: Using sharp tools. One point he raised here is that you don’t … More Woodturning without sanding? Notes and pictures from the November meeting