March 2015 Demo
“Hemisphere hollow form using the Bosch Visualizer”
By Steve Worcester
Will go over the steps to create one of my signature hollow forms including
Wood selection and mounting to a faceplate (or chuck), easy template creation using an Xacto and a compass and no math. Basic shaping using a side ground gouge as well as shear scraper usage. Hollowing using various forms from a captive system to an articulated hollower (no handheld hollowing tools are used) and using the visualizer for easier to achieve results. Will also go over some basics of chip ejection in hollow forms, types of hollowers (carbide vs HSS) After the basic hemisphere shape is cut and hollowed, we will go over the basics of reversing the form, centering and cutting away the waste using a vacuum chuck or low budget jam chuck.
Project supplies needed
Compressor, any size, but bigger is better.
White board or flipchart easel.
Vacuum pump setup
Jacobs chuck for tailstock
Next Meeting - March 26th, 2015
MEETING LOCATION AND TIME
The chapter meets on the last Thursday evening of each month from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at the Handley-Meadowbrook Lions Club, 6013 Craig Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76112.
Visitors and guests are always welcome to attend our meetings. The Handley-Meadowbrook Lions Club is about 1.5 miles south of I-30 on I-820 S. exit Craig Street (Exit 30a).
MONTHLY PRESIDENT'S NOTES
Our demonstrations at the Woodcraft store in Hurst were snowed out except for a couple of hours on Friday morning. There will be other opportunities, so contact John Horn if you would like to participate.
Remember that with our larger crowds it can be difficult to find a parking place. In order to park on the grass to the west of the pavement please leave a drive-thru area at the north end of the pavement next to the graveled area.
We turned 229 bowls for the Empty Bowls program last year and need to continue our commitment to that organization this year. But we can do more, and we will be introducing an opportunity to provide special containers for the Beads of Courage program. This organization provides lidded vessels for severely ill children to store beads they are given for each of the procedures they receive. Some children have hundreds of bead to string and store. The containers will be entered in SWAT's contest before being delivered. You could win a nice prize there and we will also be providing 3 Challenge raffle tickets for each vessel turned. Check out their website here http://www.beadsofcourage.org/pages/woodturners.html . More information to come.
I said in my last president's report to get ready for Jimmy Clewes and now it is just around the corner. Even if you didn't sign up for a class, I highly encourage you to come to Jimmie's all day demonstration starting at 9:00am Saturday April 18th. Remember that it is free for club members and only $10 for nonmembers.
We are in the process of having patches made with our name and club logo. These are great for enhancing your turning smock, shirt, or jacket. I plan on having an illustration and pricing for our meeting.
See you at 6:30pm Thursday and be safe. We do not need any new “safety coordinators”.
Glynn Cox President
The mission of the Woodturners of North Texas is to advance the creative pursuit of woodturning through educational programs, practical demonstrations and community service projects. Personal achievement is encouraged through mentoring, design challenges and member participation.