Turning SIG

Wood Turning IconThe Turning SIG is an informal group of wood turners who get together on the second Thursday of each month from 7-9 PM. All RWS Special Interest Groups are open to all RWS members, so if you are a new turner or want to learn to turn this SIG is a great place to start. We hope you will join us at our meetings. If you have questions or comments, please contact David Gilbert at: turningsig@rochesterwoodworkers.org


Schedule for the 2018-2019 season:

Sep 13 Magic Wands David Gilbert David Gilbert’s Shop
Oct 11 Christmas Ornament Challenge All TBD
Nov 8 Finial Design & Production Mike Brawley TBD
Dec 13 Segmented Turning Marty Chatt & Paul Wilkens TBD
Jan 10 Surface Decoration Phil Rose

About our October meeting

The October meeting location hasn’t been determined but the topic has. We are challenging each of you to make an ornament (Christmas or otherwise). Bring it to the meeting and share with the others. We will have wood and a lathe so we can try to reproduce some of your best ornaments.

Here are potential topics for future Turning SIG meetings.

  • Holdings bowls so you can do the bottoms & bottom designs
  • Photographing Your Turned Objects – Dan Meyerhoefer?
  • Turning Bird Houses –
  • Turning Boxes – Ralph/DPG
  • Turning Burls – Ralph
  • Turning Exotics –
  • Turning Hollow Vessels – Ralph
  • Lathe Lighting –
  • Chainsaws & how to cutting crotches – Terry

Contact me if you are interested in presenting some of these to the SIG or if you have additional topics

Please bring any of your new turnings, tools, or questions for show and tell.

David Gilbert
Turning SIG Chair