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Our wood-turning group is committed to the advancement of wood-turning.

               


Join us for our next meeting October 29th, 12:00 PM at the Gardiner Community Center.

Presenter will be Master Turner "Larry Lemon"!

The Strait Turners monthly meeting for October will feature Larry Lemon.
    Wood turning has been a hobby for many years.  When I was in elementary school, I enjoyed watching my grandfather use a lathe and my dad purchased a little lathe for me to use.  I did not go farther with turning until I was out of college.  I studied Electronics in college and became an Electronics instructor at the Secondary level of Public schools. First in LA city and then in Medford Oregon. I retired from teaching after 32 years. During that time, I occasionally used the school lathes and also played with my original little Craftsman Wood/ Metal lathe my dad had given me.  I purchased a bigger lathe and tools about 10 years ago and then discovered OPCAAW at the Kitsap County Fair.  I was hooked from the first meeting and then things took off.  I am currently the Outgoing President of the chapter and have also served as the Sergeant of arms and Auctioneer and running the Audio system.

    I have taken several weekend workshops here in the local area and a week long workshop at Craft Supply where I made the Nutcracker.  Most of my work has gone to the family, Many bowls, as well as various other items.  Currently for this Christmas the requested list is Nutcrackers, Salad bowl sets Serving Bowls, Seam Rippers with the list growing.


   The Multi axis turning was presented at the Raleigh Symposium by Max Brosi and then presented on As Wood Turns.  I thought it was unique and a challenge to do.  Once the techniques are mastered it opens the door for lots of modifications and design possibilities.  The turning starts with turning a sphere which is another challenge. 



Come join us!   New turners welcome. 5$ door fee for non-members.

                                                                                                               
     The Gardiner Community Center is located at 980 Old Gardiner Road Sequim.   The GCC is located 10 miles east of downtown Sequim on RT 101.   The easiest way to get there is take a left off of RT 101 that is right after the left turn lane going to Diamond Pt. Rd, which will be the second left turn center lane and take a left onto Old Gardiner Rd.   Go down Old Gardiner Rd & the GCC is on the right.   Park in the upper lot and use the front entrance.   Please park in the designated parking spaces only, if all the spaces are full, please use the church parking lot next door for overflow parking.



Our club is always looking for donated items to be used in the monthly "raffle" & "wood" for the wood auction. All of these proceeds go directly to the club to help keep our yearly  membership fees at a reasonable rate & to promote  club activities & woodturning .