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September 21, 2106

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Our president, Al Mather will be presenting the feedback and suggestions gathered from his recent letter to the chapter  and the hoped for direction of the club for this coming year.

Our demonstrators:

Lanny Dean and Al Mather

Their Topic:


Their format will include a little theory on proportions in making the foot of the bowl, design patterns for the foot of the bowl , relationship to the entire bowl and methods in cutting.

Please note that the Vacuum Chuck Systems are not going to used in this presentation, but will be discussed in later workshops.

for your part in this meeting you are asked to bring one or two bowls having either a foot that you think works well or one that doesn’t. We will hold a short discussion regarding how well the feet fit the bowls.






Also, 6:15 pm:  officers and directors are ask to meeting if possible.

Place to be announced.

 We are in need of a Vice President.

Read the recently revised new By-Laws to understand the requirements of that position.

It’s time you stepped up and made a contribution to the chapter.

WE meet for a variety of reasons.

  • some for the information, some for the demonstrations,

  • some for the conversation,

  • some for the Show and Tells, some for the friendships

  • and some because they are just new to the craft.

BUT for whatever reason you come to the meetings or are a member you need to know that this does no just fall into place on a wish and a prayer.

These are leaders who have the same strings pulling on them that you have

and yet

have  found the time,

the energy,

and spirit

to invest a few hours a month to helping lead a small group of crafts people on a little journey to expand their knowledge and make new friends.

Try it, if you don’t like it, quit. Move on and put another piece of wood on the lathe and make sometime else.

That’s is a mixed metaphor but the point is to make an effort to share your insight and ideas and have fun.

Talk to Al or Brian or Lanny or Ken about how their time as officers in the Maine Woodturners has made them better turners; better craftsmen.

Have the conversation today and change your life and the life of the Maine Woodturners too.

 Are you showing your turnings at Fairs and Craft shows this season.

Share that information with us.


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We are the Maine Woodturners:

 a dedicated group of folks who share an abiding passion for turning.

A local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners.

Current and Up Coming Events

Six new Links have been added and we would like your impressions of them. Use the “CONTACT US” tab at the top of this page to let use know what you think.

Have you ever seen a woodturning video that you’d like  other members to watch and maybe comment about, but you didn’t know how to share the information?

Well, we have added a page for just that idea.

Open the “Ask Me a Question” Tab insert the necessary information, copy the web site address (URL) from the web site to this email and send it.

You’ll find it under the “RESOURCES” tab and the “VIDEO LINKS” page.

Just to start us off here are three Videos on:

Shear Scrapping.

Being an active member of the Maine Woodturners means finding a level of participation that you are comfortable with and can be of help to other turners.

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