Segmented Turners November Summary

The Segmented Woodturners virtual chapter of the AAW has released the November Club Summary. Here are some of the goings on:

The first chapter challenge has ended. There were twenty-eight entries for this challenge which required that the vessel be constructed out of a single type of wood. There were many creative submissions. And the winners are:

Jatoba Bowl




First place – Jatoba bowl by John Beaver.





Curly Maple Vessel





Second place – Curly Maple by Robin Costelle





Caterpillar Walnut Bowl




Third place – Caterpillar Walnut by David Bettinghaus





Segmenting Symposium

Plans are coming together for the next Segmenting Symposium scheduled for October 18-21, 2012 at the Horizon Casino Hotel in Lake Tahoe. Demonstrators have been announced:

John Beaver
Andy Chen
Dennis Daudelin
Ray Feltz
Lloyd Johnson
Bill Kandler
Dennis Keeling
Craig Kirks
Phil Miller
Michael Mode
Dave Peck
Jim Rodgers
Michael Shuler
Malcolm Tibbetts

The forum has had several discussions. Here is just a sample:

  • There was a great and valuable discussion started by Malcolm Tibbetts on the importance of photography is showing your work. He discusses what he feels are the more important aspects to a good photo. There are also contributions from several members as well as a reminder that there are a couple of great tutorials on the website.
  • Last month Malcolm Tibbetts shared a video on Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Numbers. Members Gary Clark and Dvid Grady shared plans for building your own Goden Ratio measuring device.

Upcoming Segmented Woodturning Classes

Dec. 7-8, 2011
Segmented Bowl Turning
Instructor: Jon Ross
The Sawdust Shop, Sunnyvale, CA

Chapter web stats:

The chapter website received 4,886 unique visitors in October and 288,760 page views.