June 5th Demonstration
Gary Bobenhausen -
GTW Event Calendar 2017 August 7th & 8th.
Janis Levi will be the demonstrator at Our August 7th meeting. She has offered to teach a half day class August 8th on finials. Click HERE for all the details.
I had a fun filled career in the military flying Helicopters. I retired after 32 years. I also worked for the Fort Worth Police Department and for Gulf Stream Aviation. At age 45 I went back to the University of Texas at Arlington and obtained a degree in Computer Information Systems. I worked in the Computer Industry for 11 years before I finally retired.
I have been wood working for about 35 years. I started out making wood toys for my two sons because I did not like the quality of the toys on the market. About 25 years ago I started wood turning, mainly making pens. I taught myself how to turn wood. I did EVERYTHING wrong that a person could do wrong. It was not until I took classes from John Horn that I found out just how unsafe I was. I can not say enough about the Mentoring Program of our club. Since I joined the Golden Triangle Wood Turners, I have tried to expand my abilities in wood turning. John Horn, John Beasley, Neal Brand, Sam Solvack, David Hoenog, and most of all John Solberg have helped me along the way.
I am going to talk about how to turn pens and other small items. I will discuss some of the Do’s and Don’ts of turning items. I will talk about the materials needed to turn the small items and how to finish them.