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Photo Gallery - 2017

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12/13/17

12/13/17 - Intarsia of Nativity King by Rich D'Ambrosio. Woods used are Olivewood, bloodwood, maple, bubinga, cherry and yellow heart. Finish is ~3 coats of Wal-Mart Rustoleum Lacquer.

12/13/17 - Cast Resin Bottle Stoppers with Pine Cones by Rich D'Ambrosio

12/13/17 - Two plates by Rich D'Ambrosio with Lichtenburg Fractals. One intended to represent early sunset, the other late sunset. (I say he nailed it!)

12/13/17 - Cherry Lidded Box by Kevin Barb

12/13/17 - Example of "ring shake" or separation of the wood along grain lines - by Don Orr

12/13/17 - Two Antler Pens by Don Orr

12/13/17 - Acacia lidded box by Don Orr

12/13/17 - Acorn Box by Don Orr

12/13/17 - Carved Spoon by Don Orr

12/13/17 - Christmas Ornament by Don Orr

12/13/17 - Fixture to make square boxed ornament - by Don Orr

12/13/17 - Walnut Peppermill by Don Orr

12/13/17 - Offset turned "egg bowl" by Don Orr

12/13/17 - Apple Burl Bowl by Mike Kross

12/13/17 - Cherry Burl Bowl by Mike Kross

12/13/17 - A Tiny Tiny Top by Mike Kross (and it actually spins!!)

12/13/17 - Assorted fixtures and examples of a type of hollow ornament by Mike Kross

12/13/17 - Hollow Ornament with Inlay by Mike Kross

12/13/17 - Fixture to prep wood from logs by Lou Carusone (used to assist in chainsawing.)

11/8/17

11/8/17 - Marie Miklic Fishing Pen and Rose of Sharon Pen

11/8/17 - Marie Miklic Pens

11/8/17 - Marie Miklic Pen

11/8/17 - Rich D'Ambrosio epoxy bowl

11/8/17 - Kevin Barb - two plates (wood unknown - an acacia?)

11/8/17 - Kevin Barb - two plates with similar wood stock shown

11/8/17 - Kevin Barb - epoxy & various wood bud vase

11/8/17 - Don Orr - Wine Stoppers

11/8/17 - Don Orr - "Mail Openers"

11/8/17 - Don Orr - Top

11/8/17 - Mike Kross - Birch Bowl

11/8/17 - Lou Carusone - Ash Bowl

11/8/17 - Bob Bernardi - Lidded Boxes

11/8/17 - Don Orr - Lidded boxes, beads of courage boxes, top, wine stoppers, mail openers (& Chris Stoliky's new electric chain saw in the background)

11/8/17 - Lou Carusone - Lidded boxes

11/8/17 - Chris Stolicky - Lidded boxes

11/8/17 - Pat Cummings - Band Saw Box + Hollow

11/8/17 - Kevin Barb - Beads of Courage Box with Cherry Lid and Birch Plywood Vessel.

11/8/17 - Don Orr - Lidded Boxes

10/11/17

10/11/17 - Lou Carusone, Maple - spalted - crotch piece bowl

10/11/17 - Bob Bernardi: key chains, curly pear, cherry, other... one with offset / multi-axis turning

10/11/17 - Don Orr: Cedar bud vase (unfinished as of now.)

10/11/17 - Don Orr: Aspen (wood) Ginger jar (commented that it was very difficult to turn this wood.)

10/11/17 - Don Orr: 3 sided goblet / multi-axis turning

10/11/17 - Don Orr: Female form / multi-axis turning

10/11/17 - Rich D'Ambrosio: Dragonfly plate, made with crushed glass, mother of pearl flake and rotary carver

10/11/17 - Marie Miklic: Acrylic pen

10/11/17 - Marie Miklic: Acrylic pen with fly fishing lure

10/11/17 - Marie Miklic: Acrylic pen blank with Rose of Sharon (Phoenix Pen)

10/11/17 - Marie Miklic: Acrylic pen blanks in process

10/11/17 - Kevin Barb: Acacia (?) platter, in process

10/11/17 - Chris Stolicky: Dyed bottle stopper

10/11/17 - Mike Kross: Ornament stand - turned on center, parted off center (turn the hole first, hard to do at the end!)

10/11/17 - Don Orr: Offset / multi-axis turning demo Don Orr Demo - note the strong shadow of the "solid wood" Don Orr Demo - good way to make an axe handle

Note the Twist in the form given the progression of offsets 1-2, 2-3, 3-1.

10/11/17 - An offset turning jig with friction fit.

9/13/17

9/13/17 - Lou Carusone - crotch piece, one coat shellac, then poly

9/13/17 - Lou Carusone - cedar burl bowl, wood from Northern Hardwoods, Lake Luzerne

9/13/17 - Lou Carusone - Peppermill, refinished from last month, was friction polish, now 2 coats of shellac and 2 coats poly

9/13/17 - Bob Bernardi - Walnut bowl

9/13/17 - Bob Bernardi - Walnut bowl

9/13/17 - Rich D'Ambrosio - Sword: blade is poplar with black dye and Lichtenburg fractals, handle is black palm and pine cone cast in urethane

9/13/17 - Kevin Barb - ornaments with segmented turning

9/13/17 - Don Orr - ornaments

9/13/17 - Mike Kross - Peppermill

9/13/17 - Mike Kross - ornament / walnut burl candle holder

9/13/17 - Mike Kross - ornament

9/13/17 - Don Orr - Angel ornaments

9/13/17 - Lou Carusone - ornament

9/13/17 - Bob Bernardi - ornaments

8/9/17

8/9/17 - Small bowl by Lou Carusone. Wood unknown.

8/9/17 - Mulberry bowl with inlay by Rich D'Ambrosio

8/9/17 - Painted/gilded dish by Rich D'Ambrosio

8/9/17 - Pens by Chris Stolicky

8/9/17 - Pens by Don Orr

8/9/17 - Pepper grinder, solar power woodburning decoration in process, Don Orr

7/12/17

7/12/17 - Chris Stoliky's shop - meeting was held at his place this week!

7/12/17 - One of the lathe areas with some lumber and "UFO's" on the shelf (Un-Finished Objects)

7/12/17 - Wow! Solar hot water under-floor heating. Nice! (With natural gas backup for those long cold winters.) Way cool!

7/12/17 - More UFO's and lumber.

7/12/17 - Lathe tools at the ready...

7/12/17 - Rich D'Ambrosio - the result of the demonstration last month. Very nice!

7/12/17 - Rich D'Ambrosio - Olive Wood Platter. Again, wow! What else can you say?

7/12/17 - Bob Bernardi - A forest of trees...

7/12/17 - Chris' daughter ready to make a pen

7/12/17 - The outside of Chris' "Shed" or Workshop. Solar hot water collector is between the two windows.

6/14/17

6/14/17 - Lou Carusone - Maple bowl with repaired bottom. 2 coats shellac, 1 coat poly

6/14/17 - Mike Kross - Segmented BoC bowl

6/14/17 - Mike Kross - Natural edge bowl

6/14/17 - Bob Bernardi - experimenting with spheres...

"Fixtures" Bob used to cut the spheres. Rounded ends allowed him to rotate and reposition the spheres.

6/14/17 - Bob Bernardi - small Plum Bowl.

6/14/17 - Chris Stolicky - Acacia and Walnut Box

6/14/17 - Chris Stolicky - Spinner

6/14/17 - Rich D'Ambrosio - "Because square things don't go on lathes very well, I like square things..."

6/14/17 - Rich D'Ambrosio - Beginning of demonstration. Making the mold from cardboard and rough cut firewood

6/14/17 - Mixing the epoxy...

6/14/17 - adding some color

6/14/17 - Pouring into finished mold

6/14/17 - Using a torch to knock down most of the air bubbles

6/14/17 - Ready to close the pressure pot (for shrinking the air bubbles.)

5/10/17

5/10/17 - Segmented bowl by Mike Kross (with his candlesticks in the background.) Bowl has over 500 segments of maple and cherry. 14.5" in diameter. 32 pieces in each ring segment. Finish is two coats shellac and two coats wipe-on poly.

5/10/17 - Mike and his beautiful bowl.

5/10/17 - Candlesticks by Mike Kross. Made for the "spindle gouge challenge". Maple.

5/10/17 - Walnut bowl with milliput putty and Potpourri top - Rich D'Ambrosio

5/10/17 - Shallow walnut bowl with resin in the middle by Rich D'Ambrosio

5/10/17 - Bottle stopper with Maple and Alumilite dye by Rich D'Ambrosio

5/10/17 - Spalted Maple Vessel - Bob Bernardi

5/10/17 - Small lidded boxes by Bob Bernardi

5/10/17 - Shawl Pins in Pear and Lilac by Bob Bernardi

5/10/17 - Bowl gouge demo - Bob Bernardi

5/10/17 - Bowl gouge demo - Patrick Cummings

5/10/17 - Bowl gouge demo - Harry Mickey

5/10/17 - Bowl gouge demo - Mike Kross

4/12/17

4/12/17 - Lou Carusone Tool Handles made with a skew (for the Skew Challenge)

4/12/17 - Mike Kross Christmas Ornament made all with a skew

4/12/17 - Chris Stolicky Pens

4/12/17 - Don Orr - Several chopsticks, a seam ripper and a Lilac letter opener.

4/12/17 - Rich D'Ambrosio Walnut Bottle Stopper

4/12/17 - Casey Hulihan - A "Harry Potter Magic Wand" made from Stabilized Box Elder and Wood from the Harry Potter Movie Set. The wood also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity! How cool is that!?

4/12/17 - Kevin Barb - A Gavel from scrap firewood - made for the Skew Challenge and completely unsanded, a product of the tool right off the lathe.

4/12/17 - Rich D'Ambrosio - Walnut bottle stoppers

4/12/17 - Rich D'Ambrosio - A Crotch Platter

4/12/17 - Rich D'Ambrosio - Maple Bowl

4/12/17 - Bob Bernardi - Fir Vessel (note the grain spacing.)

4/12/17 - Bob Bernardi - Lidded Box

4/12/17 - Harry Mickey - highly figured Ash Bowl

4/12/17 - Harry Mickey - Walnut bowl

4/12/17 - Harry Mickey - Small Ash Bowl

3/8/17

3/8/17 - Lou Carusone Wenge, Maple and Cherry Segmented Bowl with 2 coats of shellac and 1 coat of poly.

3/8/17 - Bob Bernardi Handles to hold wires used for wire-burning. Woods are Walnut, Maple and Peach. Recommends use of guitar wire.

3/8/17 - Bob Bernardi Spalted Maple bowl.

3/8/17 - Bob Bernardi Pear Vessel.

3/8/17 - Bob Bernardi Walnut piece with "good figure" using a skew and some "Shine Juice" from Chris Godfrey.

3/8/17 - Courtney Hynes - some examples of 3D printed objects from her class.

3/8/17 - Kevin Barb - a "failed" top. Profile resembles the Foreverspin top, but I added a little bit of a handle on top and it doesn't spin worth a darn!

3/8/17 - Casey Hulihan East Indian Rosewood bowl

3/8/17 - Casey Hulihan is also now the official US distributor for Woodturners Sanding and Finishing Waxes from the United Kingdom.

3/8/17 - Casey Hulihan Box Elder burls stabilized in Cactus Juice with alumiloy dyes

3/8/17 - Harry Mickey Pens

3/8/17 - Harry Mickey Basket Molds

3/8/17 - Harry Mickey Baskets from the above mold.

3/8/17 - Harry Mickey Walnut bowl (unfinished)

3/8/17 - Rich D'Ambrosio Bottle stoppers and Lichtenberg Fractals

3/8/17 - Rich D'Ambrosio Red Platter with Lichtenberg Fractals

3/8/17 - Rich D'Ambrosio Stabilized Black Palm platter with resin inlay

3/8/17 - Skew Demo by Don Orr

3/8/17 - Some Skew Practice...

2/8/17

2/8/17 - Chris Godfrey: FIRST BOWL EVER! (Elm)

2/8/17 - Chris Godfrey: maple bowl

2/8/17 - Cherry and Corian top by Kevin Barb - current personal record holder at 8.5 minutes spin time!!

2/8/17 - Cherry and Corian top by Kevin Barb

2/8/17 - Wind Turbine Blade for National KidWind Challenge by Patrick Cummings

2/8/17 - Walnut vessel by Bob Bernardi

2/8/17 - Walnut dried flower vase by Bob Bernardi

2/8/17 - Walnut and Maple segmented bowl by Lou Carusone

2/8/17 - Cherry Segmented Beads of Courage bowl by Lou Carusone

2/8/17 - Small Spruce hollow-form by Don Orr

2/8/17 - Ebony and Cocobolo letter openers by Don Orr

2/8/17 - Spalted Maple Goblet by Jean Messihi (FIRST PROJECT EVER!)

1/11/17

1/11/17 - Beads of Courage Bowl, Baltic Birch Plywood and Cherry, by Kevin Barb

1/11/17 - Elm tool handle by Chris Godfrey

1/11/17 - Bowl using Lichtenberg Fractals by Rich D'Ambrosio
Rich is always pushing the envelope! Way to go Rich!

1/11/17 - Another vessel by Rich D' using Lichtenberg Fractals

1/11/17 - Segmented BoC bowl by Lou Carusone

1/11/17 - Segmented bowl by Lou Carusone. Uses common PVC fittings for a screw-on top.

1/11/17 - Segmented bowl by Lou Carusone who reported he now "has the bug" for segmented turning!

1/11/17 - Box Elder natural edge bowl by Lou Carusone

1/11/17 - Walnut (?) Bowl by Bob Bernardi

1/11/17 - Sapele (?) Bowl by Bob Bernardi

1/11/17 - Small bowls by Bob Bernardi

1/11/17 - Tools and Handles by Dave Nilson

1/11/17 - Various Scoops by Don Orr

1/11/17 - Top by Don Orr

1/11/17 - Inside Out turned ornaments by Don Orr

1/11/17 - Cherry bowl by Don Orr

1/11/17 - Oak bowl from Stuart Batty class by Don Orr

1/11/17 - Beads of Courage bowl by Don Orr. Made from 4 feet of 2x8 pine.