I believe all that attended
the May Beaver State Woodturner's meeting would agree it was superb. Rudi
Rudolf did a great presentation with his lathe copy attachment. The piece
of equipment isn't something turners see very often. The show and share
portion had a lot of variety and we had pieces from a lot of new people-----excellent!
Terry Korn will be the feature demonstrator for the June meeting and will
be showing inside-out turning. The June challenge project is to turn a "pair"
of something----turners choice. I remember a time ago when a man winning
a blue ribbon at a fair was asked how he managed to grow two dozen green
beans and have them look exactly alike. His reply was " It's hard to
get them to look exactly alike but the first thing you got to do
is plant an acre of beans." I think this man's outlook is similar to
turning two articles alike. Time to put in some reps and develop the muscle
memory Jimmy Clewes spoke of a few meetings back.
On June 5, James Burke of Woodcraft hosted an organizational meeting
for this years Woodturners/Woodcarvers faire. Woodturners and carvers from
Roseburg, Salem, Portland and Eugene attended. The faire will be held this
year on September 17 from 9:00 to 3:30 at the Sheldon Plaza shopping center,
1530 Coburg Rd. in Eugene. At the club meeting on the 27th we should discuss
how the Beaver State Club should participate and what type of display, demonstration
and participation to become involved with. We are planning a potluck gathering
at Armittage park afterward.
- May 27, 6:00PM, BSWT meeting, Woodcraft, Eugene
- July 15-16, 2005 Graeme Priddle at Dale Larson's shop in Gresham (see
- September 17, 9:00AM - 3:00PM, Woodturners/Woodcarvers Faire, Woodcraft,
This month's project is "Turn a Pair". Turn any object, and
as close a copy as you can, for a chance to win a $15.00 gift certificate!
Graeme Priddle from New Zealand will be doing demonstrations at Dale
Larson's shop in Gresham on Friday and Saturday, July 15th and 16th. Graeme
is a well-known turner. His work appears in many books and symposiums. He
does multi-centered turnings.He is well-known for his embellishments on
his turnings: repetitive burn patterns, carving and color enhancements.
He is a good demonstrator and a very funny person. The cost is $30 per day
for the demonstrations. If you are interested, contact Dale at (503) 661-7793.
This month's member profile is Terry Korn, who will be presenting a demonstration
on "Inside-Out Turning" at our June meeting.
"I was born in
Eugene, Oregon in 1920, with the exception of military service, have lived
within fifteen miles of my birthplace. I currently reside with wife Donna
on an acreage near Alvadore, Oregon. I grew up in the family bakery, but
didn't like it so took up cabinet making and carpentry, and later spent
some time in nursery work. I was a volunteer fireman with the Alvadore Fire
Department and served for ten years as Fire Chief there. We have spent a
lot of time sailing on Fern Ridge Lake in boats built in my barn. I built
my first sailboat when I was in high school and have since built several.
I bought a Montgomery Ward lathe while I was still and high school, but
never did use it much until after heart surgery in 2000, when I was looking
for a hobby. Three years ago I added an old Delta lathe and moved my hobby
into my wife's garden house. I have now turned over 900 items."