The Inland Northwest Woodturners in Spokane Valley has their membership meeting on April 7th. Demonstrators include Bob Schmidt on the use of metallic paint finishes and patinization, and Chad Gladhart sharing tips on ebonizing, scorching, and how to safely burn, brush, burnish and buff without setting fire to your shop.
The Northwest Woodturners in Tigard, Oregon also meet on April 7th. The will have an interactive demonstration by Phil Lapp will be doing an interactive presentation on how to resurrect that hunk of wood and change it into something special. All members are invited to bring a piece of wood that you really want to turn, but have decided it is not possible because of some problem within the wood … Does it have a saw cut down the middle? Are their cracks or splits ? Are there knots or knot holes? Is there spalting or punky sections? Phil will check each piece of wood and explain how to make the piece into an interesting turning. After this lively discussion, he will choose one of the pieces and turn it for all the members to see how to overcome these problems. Phil uses multi centers, and all sorts of interesting tricks to res-cue a fine piece of wood and create an interesting turning from one that seems impossible.
The Cascade Woodturners of Portland, Oregon are meeting on April 21st. For those who are not able to attend the Denise DeRose special event offered by the SPSW, you can see her as the demonstrator at the Cascade Woodturners April meeting.
The Olympic Peninsula Woodturners are meeting on April 27th in Bremerton with a demonstration by Jack McDaniel. SPSW members may remember Jack from his demonstration of a turned travel mug in November, 2008