7 p.m., Thursday, May 11 SPECIAL LOCATION: Moorhead High School Career Academy Thin spindle work can be a little intimidating. Jim McTavish will be giving a demonstration of the tools and techniques you can use to create attractive hair pins, detailed finials, and other small diameter spindle projects. NOTE: We are meeting this month at the Moorhead … More May 2023 meeting and demo: Hair Pins and Fine Finials.
7 p.m., Thursday, March 9 One of the most important practices for any turner, whether you’re a beginner or have years of experience, is to keep your turning tools sharp. A dull gouge, scraper, or parting tool makes turning a struggle and leaves a finish that requires endless sanding to clean up. On the other … More March 2023 meeting and demo: Sharpening and shaping turning tools
7 p.m., Thursday, February 9 Getting started with woodturning doesn’t have to be intimidating if you learn some basic principles. Come on out this Thursday to learn how to mount a piece of wood between centers, how to make those first cuts, and how to make the two basic shapes that make up virtually every … More February 2023 meeting and demo: Spindle turning for beginners
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
We recorded Paul Hedman’s demo from the December 9th meeting. Because of the length, it’s split into three parts. Here’s part 1: Part 2: Part 3: