July 5th Demonstration
Jon Lindgren -
GTW Event Calendar 2017 August 7th & 8th.
Janis Levi will be the demonstrator at Our August 7th meeting. She has offered to teach a half day class August 8th on finials. Click HERE for all the details.
I have done segmented stuff, bowls, pens, boxes, goblets and spheres, often enhancing by texturing, caving and pyrography. Most recently I have been doing hollow balls that seem to draw a lot of “how do you do that?” interest. At the next meeting I will be unveiling the secret of the hollow ball.
I have been turning for about 20 years, however my interest in turning goes back 70 years. My grandfather worked in maintenance for Augustana University. When we visited my grandparents my best memory was going with my grandfather to the university shop that had a huge array of woodworking equipment including a lathe. He often turned bowls giving them to family as Christmas gifts. For years we had one as the center piece on our dining room table on our farm in Marathon, Iowa.
After growing up in Iowa my wife, Trudy and I moved from Iowa to Illinois, New Jersey and then to Texas in 1988, raising two children along the way. After retiring from ATT in 1998 I started doing some woodworking on a used ShopSmith. Over time we moved from Plano to Prosper and from my garage to a stand-
Learning to turn has been enhanced by memberships in DAW, AAW, GTW and numerous trips to SWAT as well as one trip to the AAW symposium. I spent several years on the DAW Board and served as president.
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