August 2017 Club Meeting

08-19-17 9:00 AM - 08-19-17 3:00 PM
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055, USA

Kirk DeHeer has been a professional woodturner and long-time instructor at Craft Supplies’ Dale Nish School for Turning for many years. He has held leadership positions in local turning clubs and is on the Utah Woodturning Symposium Board of Directors.

Kirk is known for his craftsmanship and understanding of sharpening techniques. He has an extensive knowledge of woodturning tools, equipment and turning techniques. He has demonstrated and led classes at clubs throughout the country.Kirk is a popular demonstrator at many woodturning symposiums and at the Woodworking Shows throughout the country.

Drawing on his studies with some of the best woodturners in the world, Kirk has developed his own style of instruction and turning that will enhance any woodworker’s ability level. He enjoys teaching others solid foundational techniques and skills that aid in expanding the creativity and artistic abilities of his student.

Additionally, Kirk is considered one of the best woodturning tool sharpeners around. He has written articles on sharpening woodturning tools and has produced a DVD, Sharpening Demystified. Kirk has also developed a variety of specialized finishes and surface enhancement products for woodturning.

As per our normal procedures with national turners, this will be an extended meeting, and we will not have a Raffle or Show-And-Tell in August to allow more time for Kirk.

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  • 11-18-17 9:00 AM - 11-18-17 3:00 PM

    Stuart Batty is a third generation woodturner. He began his production turning at the age of 16 in his father’s studio. By the age of 18 he was employed at the largest turning supplier in England and soon became an in-house instructor and demonstrator. He hasn’t stop since then!

    During his 34 years of turning Stuart has taught over 3,000 amateur and professional turners. He has demonstrated and taught classes for more than 180 AAW Chapters in 12 countries and throughout the US.

    Stuart’s style is highly influenced by his history in spindle turning with precise cuts and sharp detail. He uses very simple tools very effectively to create both functional and artistic turnings.  His artwork is displayed in collections across the globe including the White House collection.

    Stuart will wow us with his skills and entertain us with his wit and enthusiasm for making turning fun and fulfilling.

    In order to allow more time for the demonstration, we will go skip both the Raffle and Show-and-Tell for this meeting, will have a short break for lunch, and will go until 3:00 PM, so please plan accordingly.

    We will also have several days of classes with Stuart, so be sure to check out the HOW pages for November!  In addition to the classes listed, we have flexibility to add additional days / class arrangements based on demand from the membership. Stuart is also available for one-on-one tutoring at your shop / studio with advanced arrangements.  Please contact George K. if you are interested in additional days or private tutoring.