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August 19th Club Meeting and Spindle Turning – The FUNdamentals! By: Kevin Bassett
August 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This is a hybrid meeting – in-person at WoodWorld and on Zoom.
7:00 PM – demonstration – Kevin Bassett: Spindle Turning
The Zoom meeting link will be sent to members and also be available here prior to the meeting/demo.
In this demonstrating Kevin will cover the basic tools used in spindle turning, how they are used to make a spindle turned item … like a gavel or a candlestick or …..
Spindle Gouges & Spindle Roughing Gouge Vs. Bowl Gouge
Sizing the spindle blank. Skew used to peel cut, Planning cut. Make a cylinder
Layout – designing the spindle, layout – use of calipers, dividers, working from a story board.
Pommels, Beads, Coves, straights, fillets
Use of parting tool and calipers for sizing. Use of skew for beads, alternate ways to cut beads, use of gouges for coves. Sneaky tricks for joining base to spindle.
About the demonstrator –
Kevin Bassett is a Certified Arborist and long-time wood turner whose first attempt at turning was in 1975. A long time went by until a hair brained idea came along to purchase a wood lathe … from Sears. Turning and learning by trial and error began in 1992. Pens, candle sticks and other small items fueled a desire to turn bigger and better. Kevin was very fortunate to meet Bill Hancock, Roger Smith, Brian Evans, Randy Rice and Jimmy Arledge the principles of the OFA woodturning faction who met regularly at Jimmy’s shop in the early 2000’s. Exposed to these great turners and others Kevin became a member of DAW and AAW. In 2007 Kevin represented the DAW at the very first ‘Master’s at Work’ competition at Beavers Bend State Park in Oklahoma. A first-place result was achieved. Kevin’s work has been represented in Galleries in Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, and Colorado. Kevin has also been juried into numerous Art shows and exhibitions. As a demonstrator, Kevin has done demonstrations for the Fort Worth, Golden Triangle, Hunt County, East Texas, and Central Oklahoma wood turning clubs. Additionally, Kevin has demonstrated three times at SWAT and was an instructor at TWRC in 2019. Currently, Kevin serves on the DAW Board as Secretary.