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 2019-2020 season:

Mar 12 Turning¬†peppermills Terry Lund Ralph Mosher’s shop – MEETING CANCELLED

About our March meeting

We are hoping that you are taking all of the recommended precautions to protect yourself and your family and friends from the coronavirus (COVID-19). As our part to reduce everyone’s exposure, we have decided to cancel Thursday night’s Turning SIG meeting. We hope that we will be able to get together again in April.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

If you are a turner I hope that you will come to our SIG meeting this coming Thursday evening (March 12th). We are meeting at Ralph Mosher’s shop at 715 Telephone Road in West Henrietta at 7:00 PM. Please carpool since the parking is very limited.

Terry Lund was scheduled for last month but he wasn’t feeling well so we delayed his demo by a month. On Thursday Terry will talk about making peppermills. He will discuss and show examples of some different kinds of salt and pepper mill kits, and he will turn an example of a popular kit sold by Chef Specialties. This kit is made in the USA, and is generally available from Woodcraft and online suppliers as well as through a group buy purchase from Terry. He will discuss several techniques for turning a peppermill on a mini lathe, with the goal of minimizing wasted wood on the blank and making and 8″ or 10″ mill on a mini lathe, where the length of the lathe bed is a limitation which causes some different approaches for drilling the body of the mill. If you’ve never turned a peppermill, you will hopefully come away from the demo with an understanding that it’s actually a fairly easy project to make, and it can be done with a minimum number of special drills or tools.

If you have some new turnings, tools, or questions, please bring those along.

David Gilbert
Turning SIG Chair