2017 July Club Meeting

07-15-17 9:00 AM - 07-15-17 12:00 PM
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055, USA

Most people focus their time and attention on learning the skills for doing the first half of a good turning project, creating the form itself.  However, they neglect or continually struggle with their skills for finishing their projects, resulting in completed objects that may be fine, but miss out on the chance to be fantastic instead.

At the July meeting, Ed Peine will demonstrate his way of finishing a project to achieve a superior result, and you are all certain to learn things that will benefit most every turning you do hereafter.

Applying and Buffing Finishes – By Ed Peine
There are a lot of great wood turners around but unfortunately some just apply finish with a brush or spray gun and call it done. They would have a much finer piece if they would take a little time to fine sand and buff out the orange peel, runs and dust. There are a number of methods and products used to achieve a good finish. Some of you have asked me to describe my method and I am always happy to do so. At our July meeting I will demo my method of applying, buffing and waxing with Waterlox. You are invited to bring any turning that has a problem finish and (time permitting) we will put your piece on the lathe and try to “bring it to the next level”.

Related upcoming events

  • 03-17-18 9:00 AM - 03-17-18 12:00 PM

    This March, GCWA welcomes the return of Kai Muenzer to Houston.  You will not want to miss this meeting, as Kai does some of the most interesting projects you'll run across, often requiring one or more specialty jigs to accomplisy.

    We are still working with Kai to determine which of his many unique projects he will be demonstrating for our benefit, so watch this space for more detail.

  • 04-21-18 8:30 AM - 04-21-18 3:00 PM

    This April, GCWA welcomes special demonstrator Sally Ault to Houston for a Demo Day.  Sally has a diverse turning repertoire. She has demonstrated and taught at many prime events and locations.

    Sally will also be teaching two days of classes while she is in town. The topics are being worked out so if you have specific requests please pass them along to our HOW coordinator, George.

    If you are not familiar with Sally and her work read, the following and check out her web site, or her Facebook page.

    Ms Ault was born and raised in San Diego, California and graduated with a BA degree in Art with a Crafts emphasis from San Diego State. Her work there was focused on weaving, jewelry design and ceramics. During a furniture class, she discovered woodturning. After a break of a number of years, she resumed woodturning in 2004.

    Sally mentions “I enjoy all types of wood turning but currently my focus is on lidded containers including the sea Urchin series, open bowls, embellished pieces and jewelry.”

    Ms. Ault’s work is shown in the Dunn Gallery in Kapaau, Hawaii, the Real Mother Goose in Portland, Oregon, the gift shop at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado, at the A Store in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in the gallery at Studio 38 in Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park, San Diego.

    Sally has won numerous awards and prizes for her work. She has demonstrated at the Utah Woodturning Symposium, the AAW Symposium, SouthWast Association of Turners (SWAT) as well as many clubs and public events across the country. Ms. Ault has completed an Artist in Residency program at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and teaches at Arrowmont Center for Crafts.

    We will follow our Demo Day format for this meeting, so anticipate an early start, a quick break for lunch, a mid-afternoon finish, no Show-and-Tell and no Raffle, BUT WE WILL BE COLLECTING EMPTY BOWLS!!!!