News & Announcements
UPCOMING MEETINGS (2013/2014 calendar)
November 28: Skills night:
We will have all the fixtures needed to make bottle stoppers, bring your SHARPENED turning tools. Wood will be supplied (or you can bring your own - 2" x 2" x 4" is a good size).
Ruth Niles bottle stoppers will be available at cost.
Never made one - not sure how? Come to this hands on night and make your first one.
December 12: general meeting: Christmas Social and Spin Top competition. Make your tops NOW!!
Short demos will be added this year - can you make something in 10 minutes? Contact Richard Pikul at: firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea.
Make your competition spin tops for this meeting!
Spin top competition rules:
1. Tops will be judged, in each category, solely on spin time.
2. Top or spinning method may not include any mechanical devices.
3. No size restrictions in any category.
4. Top, in any category must not weigh more than 500 grams (1lb, 2oz)
a) Classic: 100% wood, one piece, powered by fingers or palms only.
b) String: 100% wood, one piece, 'thrown' with a string. Contestants may use a table top, the floor or bring their own 'arena'.
c) Unlimited: Top must be 'mostly' turned and contain wood. Top may be 'powered' only by fingers, palms or thrown with a string.
6. 'Beauty' contest: entries in this category must spin, but judging will be on appearance only. Tops from other categories may be entered.
WGO MEMBERS SURVEY:
For WGO members only. Follow this link to the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PKRYK7H
Fill out the survey to let our planning committee know what you would like to see and do.
ITEMS ON OUR WEB SITE:
Items for sale: (new entries)
- Compressor, Bandsaw, Router Table
- Greg Mathieu's tools
Don't forget to
working on more wig stands!
This is an ongoing project - much appreciated by recipients
If you mislaid the plans, they are (here) - print a copy
and make one or a dozen. . .
COMPETITION RULES, Revised March 27, 2013: Note, rules for 2014 will be modified......If you want your opinions considered or included for the revisions, contact the web master with your suggestions.
WGO COMPETITION RULES: (2013 rules: here) - MAY 8, 2014 will be here before you know it, WORK ON YOUR ENTRIES NOW!
(link to safety
A copy of the AAW Lathe safety guidelines are posted. Read the guidelines at least once a year to keep them fresh in your mind. Develop and maintain a SAFE workshop!
FIRST AID ARTICLE: Forget your first aid knowledge and learn the new way of taking care of workshop injuries, follow the link below for a great article.