February Demonstrator

February’s Remote Demo: For our February Zoom meeting, we are again partnering with our friends in the Woodturners of Olympia (WOO) to present Harvey Meyer, who is a nationally recognized woodturner. Harvey is well known for his intricate “basketry illusion” enhancements on platters, bowls, and hollow forms. These designs are often inspired by the patterns on American Indian baskets.

During his 3-hour demonstration, Harvey will take us through the creation of the design, how to print out index wheels for various projects, wood turning, using a beading tool to create concentric rings on the project, wood burning the radials in the wood to create individual cells, and coloring those cells individually to create patterns in the “weaving”. If you would like to see some of Harvey’s work, please check his website at www.harveymeyer.com.

Due to Harvey’s schedule, length of this demo, and the time zone difference, this demonstration will be held on February 13th, which is the second Saturday of the month, from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. This is an unusual time for us, so please put it in your calendar to be sure you don’t miss it! As usual, you will be sent the Zoom invitation link on Monday February 8th, and there will be a reminder sent to all the active members on our list on Friday the 12th. Just use the Zoom link to join us any time after 2:30 PM.

Please join us. If you are not currently using Zoom to attend these events, you are missing something really good.

January Demonstrator

On January 21st, we are honored to again host Lyle Jamieson, who was our very first remote demonstrator last April. We were very happy to have chosen Lyle as our first remote demonstrator because, in addition to being a great teacher, he also helped us to work through the process of getting set up to utilize the Zoom Meetings platform.

During this presentation, Lyle will show us how to make a bowl “bigger than the piece of wood you start with.” This is often called a “winged bowl”. It is an interesting project, and one that builds skills for any woodturner.

If you are paid up as an active member, look for the meeting invitation in your inbox on January 16th, and a meeting reminder on Wednesday January 20th. Then please join us all between 6:30 and 7:00 on Thursday the 21st for Lyle’s remote demonstration.

What Did You Get For Christmas

Many turners have turning related items on their Christmas wish list, from tools to wood to even a new lathe. Tell us what you got this year for Christmas.

What'd You Get For Christmas

  • Chucks/Accessories (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Other turning related items (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Lump of Coal (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Wood/other turning stock (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Finishing Supplies (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sharpening System (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Gouges/Skews etc (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Lathe (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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Keep Turning with the AAW

The American Association of Woodturners sends out a weekly newsletter to it’s members. Here is a sampling of what is in the current newsletter.

TURNINGS OF THE WEEK

Carol and Mark Hall
“Lighthouse”
Linda Ferber
“Birdie Sings”
Damon McLaughlin
“Piscis Lignum”

ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

TIPS OF THE WEEK

AAW Total Experience Woodturning Tip: Donna Zils Banfield with Woodburning Tips (TRT 9:08)

What’s Happening at Other Chapters

This information is compiled from Northwest AAW chapter’s websites and newsletters. You should check with the specific chapter if you plan to attend one of their meetings.

The Inland Northwest Woodturners are meeting August 6th virtually with a demonstration by Craig Timmerman from Texas.


The Northwest Woodturners in Beaverton, Oregon are holding their next meeting virtually on August 6th. Joe Fleming will be demonstrating air brushing.

The Seattle Woodturners are meeting virtually on August 6th. Jason Clark will be demonstrating a Saturn Bowl.

The Willamette Valley Woodturners in Salem, Oregon will be meeting virtually on August 13th. Steve Newberry will be the demonstrator.


The Mid-Columbia Woodturners in Pasco are meeting virtually on August 8th. Jerry Johnson, Jerry Decker and Pat Miller will be giving individual presentations on applying finishes.

The Oregon Coast Woodturners in South Beach are meeting virtually on August 15th. Tod Raines will demonstrate the hook tool.

The Northwest Washington Woodturners in Mt. Vernon are meeting virtually on August 15th. Marin Sabin-Smith from the UK will demonstrate “Atmospheric Colouring and Deep Gloss Wax Finishing”.

The Cascade Woodturners in Portland, OR are meeting virtually on August 20th. Cindy Drozda will be the demonstrator.

The Olympic Peninsula Woodturners holding will be meeting virtually on August 26th. At this meeting Rudy Lopez will be the demonstrator.

The Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild in Vancouver, B.C. are meeting virtually on August 27th. Joe Fleming will be demonstrating air brushing.