The first meeting for the new year is on Thursday January 18, and it will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work, followed by a short business meeting that will commence at 6:30pm. We have had to make some adjustments to the planned demonstrations, and our featured demonstrator for the January meeting of Finger Lakes Woodturners is David Gilbert, and his topic is Turn a Yarn Bowl from Green Wood Start to Finish.
Yarn bowls are sought by knitters and can be fun for turners to make. These bowls present a number of challenges and David will show how to make a calabash style yarn bowl, from start to final thickness with green wood (he won’t be sanding or finishing the bowl). David will discuss wood selection, sizing, mounting, turning and finally how to cut the yarn slot. IHe will also discuss and show examples of what happens as these green bowls dry.