Calendar

Sep
19
Thu
Gila County Fair @ Gila County Fairgrounds
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – Sep 21 @ 8:30 pm

Woodturning demonstrators by AWA

Oct
4
Fri
AZ State Fair @ AZ State Fair
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm

Fair runs Weds thru Sunday weekly.  AWA does woodturning demos each day it is open by volunteer woodturners.

Nov
16
Sat
All Day Club Meeting @ Pyle Adult Recreation Center
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

All Day TBA Woodturning Demo

$25 for members

$35 for non-members

 

Nov
17
Sun
Beginner hands-on class with Jason Clark @ Timbers Woodworking
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Beginner to Intermediate class (all levels):  Spindles, Beads, Coves

Class will consist of woodturning basics featuring both bowls and spindles.

The morning will be spent turning spindles with beads and coves focusing on cutting downhill, tool selection and usage, and why the direction of the cut matters.

The afternoon will be spent turning bowls and how the process of turning a bowl is related to turning beads and coves on a spindle.

Various chucking techniques will be covered as well as options for cleaning up the bottom of a bowl so that no evidence of how the bowl was chucked can be removed.

Nov
18
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Hands-on Class with Jason Clark @ Timbers Woodworking
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Intermediate to Advanced Turners:  Saturn Bowl with offset ring

Students should be experienced and comfortable turning both bowls and spindles.  This is not a workshop geared towards brand new turners.  Students will spend the day making an ultra-thin parting tool followed by a Saturn bowl with an offset ring.  Students may also work on some multi-axis spindles if time allows.

 

 

 

Nov
19
Tue
Intermediate/Advanced Hands-on Class with Jason Clark @ Timbers Woodworking
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Intermediate to Advanced Turners:  Saturn Bowl with offset ring

Students should be experienced and comfortable turning both bowls and spindles.  This is not a workshop geared towards brand new turners.  Students will spend the day making an ultra-thin parting tool followed by a Saturn bowl with an offset ring.  Students may also work on some multi-axis spindles if time allows.

 

 

 

Dec
14
Sat
Club Meeting – Holiday Party @ Pyle Center
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Holiday Member Party/Lunch
Bring a wrapped turned ornament
Spouses welcome
Club will provide meat!
Members potluck – please bring item below by last name
A-G — SALAD
H-O — DESSERT
P-Z – SIDE DISH

Jan
4
Sat
Mentoring Workshop AM @ David/Sara Slocum
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Woodturning Workshop

David and I would like to open our workshop on Saturday and Sunday, (January 4th and 5th) for a mentoring workshop.
We will bring the club lathes to our shop and with ours we will have five lathes available and a sharpening station. If it is a cold day, we have heat in the workshop!
You would need to bring your own tools and wood that you want to turn.
We want to do TWO shifts-morning 9am-Noon and afternoon 1pm-4pm each day.
This is a great way to get help with something you may be having trouble with or something you specifically want to learn. This is a great chance for newer members to meet and work with other members of the club and build relationships.
We have a wolverine jig and CBN wheel if you have questions on sharpening — the mentors can help teach that as well.
The club is trying to find new ways to promote teaching. We have a lot of new and old members who have things they want to learn how to do – so let’s get together and learn.

 

Questions or want to learn:  spindle turning, hollow form, burning, carving, piercing, sharpening, basic bowl techniques?  This is a great way to get help with something you may be having trouble with or something you want to learn.  Dale Gilford will be there teaching piercing, carving and burning each day if you want to stop by and give it a try.

Mentoring Workshop PM @ David/Sara Slocum
Jan 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Woodturning Workshop

David and I would like to open our workshop on Saturday and Sunday, (January 4th and 5th) for a mentoring workshop.
We will bring the club lathes to our shop and with ours we will have five lathes available and a sharpening station. If it is a cold day, we have heat in the workshop!
You would need to bring your own tools and wood that you want to turn.
We want to do TWO shifts-morning 9am-Noon and afternoon 1pm-4pm each day.
This is a great way to get help with something you may be having trouble with or something you specifically want to learn. This is a great chance for newer members to meet and work with other members of the club and build relationships.
We have a wolverine jig and CBN wheel if you have questions on sharpening — the mentors can help teach that as well.
The club is trying to find new ways to promote teaching. We have a lot of new and old members who have things they want to learn how to do – so let’s get together and learn.

Jan
5
Sun
Mentoring Workshop AM @ David/Sara Slocum
Jan 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Woodturning Workshop

David and I would like to open our workshop on Saturday and Sunday, (January 4th and 5th) for a mentoring workshop.
We will bring the club lathes to our shop and with ours we will have five lathes available and a sharpening station. If it is a cold day, we have heat in the workshop!
You would need to bring your own tools and wood that you want to turn.
We want to do TWO shifts-morning 9am-Noon and afternoon 1pm-4pm each day.
This is a great way to get help with something you may be having trouble with or something you specifically want to learn. This is a great chance for newer members to meet and work with other members of the club and build relationships.
We have a wolverine jig and CBN wheel if you have questions on sharpening — the mentors can help teach that as well.
The club is trying to find new ways to promote teaching. We have a lot of new and old members who have things they want to learn how to do – so let’s get together and learn.

 

Questions or want to learn:  spindle turning, hollow form, burning, carving, piercing, sharpening, basic bowl techniques?  This is a great way to get help with something you may be having trouble with or something you want to learn.  Dale Gilford will be there teaching piercing, carving and burning each day if you want to stop by and give it a try.

Mentoring Workshop PM @ David/Sara Slocum
Jan 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Woodturning Workshop

David and I would like to open our workshop on Saturday and Sunday, (January 4th and 5th) for a mentoring workshop.
We will bring the club lathes to our shop and with ours we will have five lathes available and a sharpening station. If it is a cold day, we have heat in the workshop!
You would need to bring your own tools and wood that you want to turn.
We want to do TWO shifts-morning 9am-Noon and afternoon 1pm-4pm each day.
This is a great way to get help with something you may be having trouble with or something you specifically want to learn. This is a great chance for newer members to meet and work with other members of the club and build relationships.
We have a wolverine jig and CBN wheel if you have questions on sharpening — the mentors can help teach that as well.
The club is trying to find new ways to promote teaching. We have a lot of new and old members who have things they want to learn how to do – so let’s get together and learn.

Jan
18
Sat
Club Meeting – January @ Pyle Adult Recreation Center
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Monthly Club Member Meeting at the Pyle Center in Tempe, AZ

Check our Meetings Page for the days activity.

Visitors are welcome to attend one meeting free, and are asked to join the AWA Organization if continuing to attend.