Our Last Meeting
As a preparation for the Presidents Challenge of Mason Jar lids, a demonstration of turning them was prepared by Ron Bruno and Mel Bryan. However, due to injuries to both turners, the demonstration was completed by the competent aid of member volunteers from the audience. Ron started out by explaining how he uses carbide tools to turn them by showing which tools he uses for the different steps in the process. In his discussion he also gave some tips on how to maintain the carbide tools. Mel then showed how he turns them using traditional tools with the help of Kenny Heermann during the initial phases of turning a recessed tenon and adding the knob blank. Then Jim Tate stepped up and turned the inside (bottom) part of the lid and completed the knob. Thank you very much to both members who gave their assistance to the lame demonstrator. Remember that the challenge to this demo is the "President's Challenge" of turning and donating your jar lid covers which will go to a church ladies group to be used as gifts as an outreach. There will also be a first and second prize (a $20 gift Certificate to Metro Hardwoods) awarded to the winners of the challenge judged by our president.
Ron Bruno explaining the use of carbide tools
Kenny Heermann following the direction of Mel Bryan and performing the turning.
Jim Tate doing the turning as Mel watches and gives instruction
The video of each meetings' demo are available in the library on DVD to be checked out by members. Also, the video will be available online at; YouTube Independence Woodturners
There was no video produced for this presentation, however you may watch our previous video on Mason Jar Lids on YouTube at the following link:
Turning Mason Jar Lids