Message from the President

June 2005

Our president, Dennis Avery, was out of town this month. We look forward to his return next month.

Vice-President's Corner

Schedule of Events

 by Sam Lee  


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.

Happy turnings,


  • May 27, 6:00PM, BSWT meeting, Woodcraft, Eugene
  • July 15-16, 2005 Graeme Priddle at Dale Larson's shop in Gresham (see details below)
  • September 17, 9:00AM - 3:00PM, Woodturners/Woodcarvers Faire, Woodcraft, Eugene

    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.

For photos of Rudi Rudolphs' presentation at the May meeting, click on the following link:

May Meeting - Rudi Rudolph demonstration

Member Profile


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."

Our Thanks to Woodcraft

We would like to thank James and the staff at Woodcraft for all the help in setting up and allowing us to use the store as our meeting place. When you need turning supplies or other wood working tools be sure to check out Woodcraft and their great selection of tools.