March meeting and demo: Pen Production Runs with Brian Geffre

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

February meeting and demo: Back to basics

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

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

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

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!