Mid-Missouri Woodturners

Learn to Turn

announcements

HANDS-ON-TURNING: 

Thursday July 18th at Rich Hoeppner’s shop at 6:00 pm.
Bring your small lathes (if possible), tools, blanks and safety glasses for a fun evening. Please invite folks wanting to learn more about wood turning. Rich’s shop has A/C.

Rich’s address is:
801 W Covered Bridge Rd
Columbia, MO 65203

NEXT MEETING: Sunday July 21st at 1:30 pm.  We will meet at Tom Stauder’s house (air conditioning). Please bring your “Show-n-tell” items to share with everyone. Bring your safety glasses and a chair to sit on. Rich Hoeppner will show us how to turn a green bowl with an enclosed top to minimize warping.

Tom’s address is:
4779 E Turkey Trail Dr
Columbia MO 65201-3107

DUES:  2024-25 due in June: $25 for turners, $20 for woodworkers or $35 for both clubs.

2024 Ornament Challenge hosted by www.AsWoodTurns.com

  1. Create your ornament(s).  (any Media or Craft)
  2. Submit a picture with your info.  (November)
  3. Receive Sponsor Bonus Discounts.  (All)

Plus:  Grand Prizes (Best Overall), Club Demos (Most Club Participants)

Details at:  www.OrnamentChallenge.com

Video still available to view free:

Kirk DeHeer did a nice introduction to woodturning with gouges, topics included holding wood on the lathe, gouges and when/where/how to use them including sharpening, safety, and many useful tips.  The YouTube recording of his presentation may still be viewed at: 

https://youtu.be/nfEnoxeB_Mw      Please review this informative instructive video on spindle turning, hollowing and bowl turning.

What We Do

Regular club meetings, featuring a demonstration, show-n-tell, attendance raffles and shop talk are held on the third Sunday of each month.  Additionally, hands-on turning sessions are scheduled whenever possible.

Live Demonstrations

At our monthly meetings, we see live sessions on particular techniques and projects, delivered by an experienced turner. Several times a year we invite a nationally known turner to provide the demos.

Show-N-Tell

Members are encouraged to bring their latest projects to the monthly meetings and describe what they’ve been working on. Sometimes this is to get help from the group on a problem; many times it provides inspiration and oohs and aahs.

Hands-On Turning

Scheduled throughout the year include hands-on turning sessions at a friend-of-the-club location, equipped with several midi-lathes, to introduce newer turners to the activity and provide practical guidance from seasoned turners.

Shop Talk

Our in-person meetings always include helpful discussion from all experience levels. This could include topics like wood sources and identification, turning techniques, tools and sharpening and our favorite jigs.