January Meeting; The sensational Skew

January’s meeting will be an Interactive Remote Demo.  DO NOT COME TO THE STUDIO.  Because of the recent surge of COVID, the board has decided to hold the meeting virtually and not in the studio.

This meeting will be all about the skew and will feature Jim Echter from his studio in New York.  Jim has asked that everyone have their skew handy during the meeting.

 

Join Zoom Meeting – 6:00 pm January 18, 2022

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88406066374
Meeting ID: 884 0606 6374 Passcode: 220995

Please use your actual name (first and last) when you join the session. This is for paid club members only. Please DO NOT share the meeting ID Link with others.
If you want to know more about how to use Zoom, Jim has created a YouTube video.

 

In Jim’s own words.

The Sensational Skew Demonstration
with Jim Echter – January 18, 2022 – S. Piedmont WT
Many consider the skew to be the most intimidating tool in a turner’s rack, especially for beginners. The slightest misstep can cause a dig-in, gouging the wood and certainly the wood-turner’s nerves.
But it doesn’t have to be that way at all. The skew
chisel is a versatile and invaluable tool for any
turner and is almost exclusively used when turning spindles. It will plane, turn beads, make V-cuts, pummel cuts and turn long, shallow coves. It can also be used to create dovetails for various chucking methods.
For our January 18th virtual meeting, Jim Echter will be live showing the “The Sensational Skew.” This presentation is intended for all skill levels. Jim first gave this presentation at the AAW Symposium in Raleigh and has since been traveling the county, both live and interactively, teaching this program to woodturning clubs. And since this will be interactive, Jim has asked attendees to bring their skew(s) “to the dance”.
Meeting connection instructions are listed below.
The key points to be covered will include first and foremost, taking the mystery out of how to use the skew so it becomes the sensational tool in your arsenal. Jim will use a combination of images, large scale models and actual demonstrations, breaking down skew use into very understandable chunks of information.
The demonstration will overview skew profiles, edge profiles, sharpening procedures, basic cuts, advanced cuts, and learning exercises. Project ideas will be demonstrated that will help build your confidence using this sensational tool.

Jim’s goal is to teach effective use of the skew as well as the cause and prevention of the dreaded dig in and screw thread.
Jim is the owner of True Creations Woodturning. He is based in Penfield, New York. He has been woodturning for over 45 years. His specialty is in spindle work. Jim has developed several products
for fiber artists and is an active demonstrator, author and teacher. You can download copies of several articles he has written for the American Woodturner from the Learning Page of his website. He is also the founding President of the Finger Lake Woodturners Association.
The Zoom meeting will open at 6:00PM EST. Folks can sign in then and socialize with other members. At 6:30 PM the business meeting will start. Jim’s demonstration will begin around 7:00PM.

Join Zoom Meeting – 6:00 pm January 18, 2022
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88406066374
Meeting ID: 884 0606 6374 Passcode: 220995

Please use your actual name (first and last) when you join the session. This is for paid club members only. Please DO NOT share the meeting ID Link with others.
If you want to know more about how to use Zoom, Jim has created a YouTube video.

I will take the mystery out of how to use the skew so it becomes the sensational tool in your arsenal. Utilizing a combination of images, large scale models and actual demonstrations, the use of the skew will be broken down into very understandable chunks of information. The program will overview skew profiles, edge profiles, sharpening procedures, basic cuts, advanced cuts, and learning exercises. Project ideas will be demonstrated that will help you build confidence with using this sensational tool.

The attendees will learn how to effectively use the skew as well as the cause and prevention of the dreaded dig in and screw thread.

 

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