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August 18th – DAW Club Meeting: Three Axis Star from a Cube of Wood, the Perfect Christmas Ornament – Donna Frazier
August 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This is a hybrid meeting – in-person at WoodWorld and on Zoom.
The Zoom meeting link will be sent to members and also be available below prior to the meeting/demo.
Topic: DAW August Demo. Donna Frazier will turn Theo Haralampou”s “Star”. The star is turned completely on the lathe from a cube of wood. She will show how he makes the jig and how the star is turned using more than one axis (three).
Time: Thursday August 18, 2022
– 8:00 PM Central – Show & Tell and Raffle
Donna Frazier will turn Theo Haralampou”s “Star”. The star is turned completely on the lathe from a cube of wood. I will show how he makes the jig and how the star is turned using more than one axis (three). This is a fairly simple project that can be used as an ornament for the upcoming Christmas holidays!
About the demonstrator –
Despite growing up with a full woodshop in the basement…I did not begin my woodturning journey until 6 years ago when I mistakenly attended a HCW meeting having thought it was a woodworking club. To my surprise it was actually so much more….and that is where I discovered the lathe! I became passionately obsessed and positively a nuisance to many with my never ending questioning. In 2019 I was asked to compete in Masters at Work in Broken Bow, OK. where I won 2nd place in box making. In 2021 I turned my first cowboy hat and was invited back.
While I absolutely loved woodturning, I was intrigued by the different tools, techniques and grinds. I began to realize that if I understood how they worked, each tools limits and when those limits could be pushed, that I could advance towards harnessing the creative power of the lathe and be a better instructor.
It is my conclusion, that if you understand what is taking place at the cutting edge of a turning tool: you can work smarter not harder, get consistant results and grow in your turning skills. After all, only perfect practice makes perfect! And understanding your options is essential. There are often many ways to make a cut correctly, but some are easier than others. Knowing this makes woodturning the joy it ought to be!