Meetings

On occasion due to scheduling issues or weather events we may have to delay or cancel meetings or workshops. In the event a meeting or workshop is cancelled we will notify everyone via e-mail at least two hours before the event.  Please check your e-mail for possible changes or cancellations prior to leaving for meetings or workshops especially during bad weather. As always you are the best judge of road conditions for your safe travel and are responsible for determining what is best for you.

July 11, 2020

Please plan to attend the June 13th meeting at 10 AM on Zoom again. Sign-in time starts at 9:30 AM. Our members, Todd Beck and Ted Huizenga, will present ideas and how they do enhancing of turnings. The demonstration covers many topics of enhancement, including but not limited to pyrography, texturing, paint and finish techniques. This is a very informative and design provoking discussion/talk about many of their own techniques and experiences..To help the meeting be successful, please plan to take part in the “Show N Tell” portion. Just like our regular meetings, you can show your turning(s) and talk about how you produced it, the trial and errors and of course the finish that you used on it. If you need help setting up Zoom please phone Fred, 269-830-8934.

WMW would like to thank Greg Gallegos for teaching classes and demonstrating in January 2020. Greg graciously donated the beautiful hollow form below for a very successful raffle.

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Social time 9:00 AM
Business meeting 10:00 AM with show and tell and demonstrations immediately to follow

For the near future meetings will be held through Zoom (see above). Usually club meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month at the Northwest United Methodist Church, 3140 N. 3rd St., Kalamazoo (Oshtemo) MI 49009 . You are welcome to attend as a guest for 2 meetings before we ask that you join the club if you wish to keep coming.

Meetings include a one hour social hour followed usually by a short business session, a show-and-tell session and finally a demonstration by a club member or invited speaker. Members are encouraged to bring turned forms for display on the gallery table and, if desired, presentation during the show-and-tell portion of the meeting. Pieces can also be submitted for a more formal assessment by a three-member panel that is meant to allow for a critical assessment to determine how a form may be judged at a show.

Other meetings of interest

The Grand River Turners Guild based in Grand Rapids, Michigan frequently holds demonstrations and meetings of interest to woodturners. Please visit their facebook site for more information about upcoming events. https://www.facebook.com/GRWTmichigan/