<![CDATA[NORTHLAND WOODTURNERS & WOODWORKERS CLUB - Events]]>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 23:07:03 +1300Weebly<![CDATA[Turning a miniature vase & tulip flower by Sid Ware]]>Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:52:57 GMThttp://northlandwoodturners.nz/events/turning-a-miniature-vase-tulip-flower-by-sid-ware
<![CDATA[Turning a pen by Bob Langford]]>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 22:01:36 GMThttp://northlandwoodturners.nz/events/turning-a-pen-by-bob-langford
<![CDATA[Multi Project Demo Night]]>Thu, 07 Nov 2019 07:06:31 GMThttp://northlandwoodturners.nz/events/multi-project-demo-nightThis week's club night was a bit of everything to cater to just about everyone.

If you are new to wood turning and unsure what type of projects might appeal to you, then this club night format is just the ticket!

With all of our six lathes spinning simultaneously, attendees are able to move about freely to watch one, some, or all of the demonstrations.

Here was last Tuesday's lineup:
  1. Shane Hewitt was stationed at our new Nova Saturn DVR lathe. He was demonstrating how to sand and finish wood bowls with resin inlays. If you watch wood turning videos on Youtube, you'll be well familiar with the trend of combining resin with wood on the lathe.
  2. Bob Langford was turning pens. This is very fine work and the end results are simply stunning. Hand turned pens make brilliant personal gifts, as well as being ideally-sized for selling to the tourist market.
  3. Jim Maloney showed how to turn a pepper grinder on the lathe. Why spend big money on a generic store-bought grinder when you can make your very own? All you need is the grinding mechanism and some know-how!
  4. Hayden Bourke worked on a multi-center project. This involves mounting the wood in the tailstock in several off-center positions, resulting in the final piece having a spiral effect. Very unique and quite beautiful.
  5. Simon Peacey made kiwi eggs. The skill in turning eggs lies in achieving smooth flowing curves and a realistic shape - easier said than done!
  6. Sid Ware was downsizing - he detailed how to replicate an itsy bitsy miniature vase and saucer, along with some impossibly-dainty tulips. A steady hand and the ability to hold your mouth right are two requisite skills for miniature turning.

Stay tuned for the video footage of these demos, coming to this blog soon.
<![CDATA[Annual Spring Day Out]]>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 07:21:38 GMThttp://northlandwoodturners.nz/events/annual-spring-day-outOn Saturday 2 November a group of "Woodies" convened for their Annual Spring Day Out.

​First on the itinerary was a visit to the showroom of artist John Ecuyer. John's woodworking journey began in the late 1980's and continues at Matakohe where his home, workshop and gallery are now located.

John's contemporary art pieces really are something to behold. We recommend you visit his gallery if you get the chance, or visit his website, johnecuyer.com.

The Woodies then made their way to the historic Kauri Museum, also in Matakohe. This vast and impressive museum is a must-see if you are exploring the Kaipara region. The dedicated museum staff and volunteers painstakingly preserve the toil and hardship endured by early pioneers settling in NZ's rugged landscape.

After a spot of lunch at a local cafe, the next destination was Dargaville, where Master Wood Turner Rick Taylor, a founding member of the NW&WC, welcomed us into his gallery and workshop. He demo'd a new lathe tool attachment he'd recently acquired, and discussed some of his custom-made lathe tools. You can see Rick's amazing work on his website, thewoodturnersstudio.co.nz/.

Before we headed off, Rick presented the club with a commemorative photo album of the recent dinner held to celebrate the club's 40th anniversary. A great piece of memorabilia and a thoughtful gift.

All in all it was a great day made even better with some stunning winterless North weather!
<![CDATA[Holding methods by Shane Hewitt - Part 3 of 3 part series]]>Fri, 01 Nov 2019 06:35:48 GMThttp://northlandwoodturners.nz/events/holding-methods-by-shane-hewitt-part-3-of-3-part-series
<![CDATA[Holding methods by Shane Hewitt - Part 2 of 3 part series]]>Fri, 01 Nov 2019 04:54:58 GMThttp://northlandwoodturners.nz/events/holding-methods-by-shane-hewitt-part-2-of-3-part-series
<![CDATA[Holding methods by Shane Hewitt - Part 1 of 3 part series]]>Thu, 31 Oct 2019 08:03:16 GMThttp://northlandwoodturners.nz/events/holding-methods-by-shane-hewitt-part-1-of-3-part-series