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
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!
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:
The September meeting of the Minn-Dak Woodturners Association is coming up this week, Thursday, September 14th at 7 p.m. at In the Chips. We’ll have a brief business meeting, and then Jim McTavish will be demonstrating various methods for mounting wood on the lathe. In the Chips is located at 303 21st St. N., Moorhead, … More September meeting and demo: How to mount wood on the lathe
Check out Trent Bosch’s demonstration of hollow forms. … More Trent Bosch demonstration, May 2016