Demonstration by Hayden and Bob: Off-centre spindle turning.
Bring along your competition project: A band saw box.
Tonight all the lathes will be going! There will de demonstratiions about how to make Pens, Box with lids, Eggs, Goblets, Spinning tops and Fruits. Lots of time to ask questions and try thinkgs out.
Demonstration by Peter Williams: topic tba.
Bring along your competition project: Off-centre spindle turned item.
Our CLUB is getting older and we are having a 40th Anniversary Dinner to celebrate the occasion. It will likely be a casual dinner, cost $35+ or -, BYO. This is for old and new members and a great chance to meat others on a social basis.
Demonstration by Shane Hewitt: Methods of storing wood, drying, cutting log to maximise full use of timber.
By Bob Langford.
On Wednesday 21st November, 2018 some 60 members, partners and guests gathered at the Kamo Club for our annual display and competition of members’ work, prize giving and Xmas dinner. Although the number of pieces presented by members for display in the various categories was down on previous years the quality of work on display was of a high standard.
This year our judge of the work presented in each of our 14 categories was Rolly Munro who has now settled in Northland.
Also, our honoured guest for the evening was NAW Vice President, Trefor Roberts. Trefor complimented members on the quality of their work stating “what‘s on display matches anything I have seen on my visit to other club displays”. He also hilighted the quality of the NAW magazine Creative Wood and drew our members attention to the benefits of belonging to the NAW.
As Co-President, Don Coutts presented winners with their trophies and certificates. Judge Rolly Munro then explained to each winner why he selected each piece.
RESULTS COMPETITION 2017
By Jim Maloney
Not really knowing what was in store, 20 members departed from various spots and headed for Richard Hare's property North of Morewa. Most found their way okay but one lost car load had to be given directions by phone. Thanks Simon!
Richard Hare turns out to be one of a very few Kiwi craftsmen if not the only one, who uses old style hand tools when crafting wood.
By Camilla Harmston.
Saturday 18th August was in the diaries of many of our members as a day to look forward to. Especially pertinent to the newer turners, but a good refresher for many of the more senior members, Peter Williams had planned a half day tree to bowl demonstration.
Peter has been turning for around 18 years, starting off using files adapted into scrapers. One day he went to see Ian Fish, who looked at the bowl Peter had brought along and asked him why he didn’t learn to ‘cut’ the wood instead of just scraping it. Ian showed him how to use a bowl gouge and managed to sell him a couple into the bargain. Peter currently lives up in Kerikeri and is very fond of Pohutokawa, creating many of his pieces with this wonderful sea-smelling timber.
By Camilla Harmston.
For the newbie woodys in the crowd this week's demonstration was a real treat. Watching Granville transform a couple of tiny, dull looking blocks of wood into 15 carat gold, ancient kauri, bolt action pens gave an insight into how quickly and easily such a thing can be done - or perhaps Granville just made it look easy.....
Using offcut pieces that had been donated to the club he had prepared the pen blanks - making them into square lengths and drilling a central hole fractionally larger than the brass insert all the way through. Scoring this brass insert with some 100 grit sandpaper he applied Tightbond superglue and, well, inserted the insert!
This needs to be left to cure for about 24 hours, but being prepared, Granville had already done this with another couple of blocks. Attaching the pen mandrel to the lathe seemed reasonably simple and he then made sure he had the correct bushes lined up for the particular pen kit he was using - this was less simple as the little devils kept slipping down the gap in the lathe bed!
A smear of 'Kaureme' on either end of the blocks to stop the bushes being inadvertently superglued to them and he loaded them onto the mandrel - one bush - one block - one bush - and repeat.