Nor-Cal Woodturners

Events

Upcoming events

    • December 12, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Leo Palmiter School, 2040 Ethan Way, Sacramento 95815
    It's time again for our Holiday Party and Gift Exchange.  This year there are three ways you (and your spouse) can participate:

    1) Gift Exchange- turn something that takes about one day to make.  It doesn't need to be anything too fancy, but something you'd be happy to share with another member.  Put it in a paper bag and bring it to the meeting.  The club will supply a gift bag to put it in.  We'll exchange gifts between those who bring things.  You can bring a gift for your spouse to exchange if you want to make two turnings.

    2) Empty Bowls Fundraiser- Bring a bowl to donate to the River City Food Bank's "Empty Bowls" fundraiser.  This annual fundraiser helps support their programs that feed children, seniors, the disabled, the working poor and homeless.  

    3) Talk and Eat- Enjoy some pie, ice cream and coffee as you get to know your fellow turners and their spouses.
    • January 23, 2018
    • 4:15 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Palmiter School Art Room/Woodturning Shop (See Map in class description)
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     Turning a simple bowl

    Chris Smith will be teaching our first member class in 2018.  This simple bowl is a good starter project to learn how to use your tools.  Skill level is beginner to intermediate turner.


    We will have coaches to help you as you practice.  The goal of this class is to give you a chance to practice bowl making.  If you don't finish during the class you can take your bowl home.  You can also make the optional lid if you like.


    Class participants can bring their own tools or use the tools provided in our Youth Training program.  Wood will be provided as part of the $ 10 class fee.


    We'll be demonstrating finishing the bowl on the late as you go with either a friction polish or wax finish.  If you have a type of finish you'd like to use, or one you have questions about using, bring it to the class and one of the coaches can help.


    An outline of the bowl making procedures is here.  Please read the outline before the class. Feel free to practice on your own as well  It will make your class time more valuable. 


    See Map Here for location of class.

    Coaches, click here to see a list of who has signed up.  If you'd like to help this class please contact Chris Smith at smithinsac@gmail.com
    • January 23, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Leo Palmiter School, 2040 Ethan Way, Sacramento 95815

    The fourth Tuesday of each month (except November & December) we meet to share ideas and learn about wood turning.  We have a members gallery of artwork, supplies for sale and a library of DVDS and books to check out.  



    The public and guests are invited.

     

      

    Meeting Location

    • February 27, 2018
    • 4:15 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Palmiter School Art Room/Woodturning Shop (See Map in class description)
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    Natural Edge Bowls

    Neal DeVore will be teaching our February class on Natural Edge Bowls.  This class is for beginner to intermediate students.  You must have turned a bowl or two and be familiar with the use of a bowl gouge.  The procedures include:


    1. Prepare the blank and design considerations

    2. Mount the blank between centers using 4 prong drive center (although two prong is preferred)

    3. Turn the outside shape using bevel rubbing techniques. Prepare a 55mm tenon

    4. Reverse the blank and place in 4 jaw chuck.

    5. Using bevel rubbing techniques remove the interior wood using a penetrating or plunging cut in steps. Inside shape to match the outside

    6.. Sand and remove the tenon.


    Wood will be provided.  You can bring your own 3/8 to 1/2" bowl gouge or use the club's tools.


    See attached link prior to attending the class.


    See Map Here for location of class.


    Coaches, click here to see a list of who has signed up.  If you'd like to help this class please contact Chris Smith at smithinsac@gmail.com

    • February 27, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Leo Palmiter School, 2040 Ethan Way, Sacramento 95815

    The fourth Tuesday of each month (except November & December) we meet to share ideas and learn about wood turning.  We have a members gallery of artwork, supplies for sale and a library of DVDS and books to check out.  



    The public and guests are invited.

     

      

    Meeting Location

    • March 27, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Leo Palmiter School, 2040 Ethan Way, Sacramento 95815

    The fourth Tuesday of each month (except November & December) we meet to share ideas and learn about wood turning.  We have a members gallery of artwork, supplies for sale and a library of DVDS and books to check out.  



    The public and guests are invited.

     

      

    Meeting Location

    • April 24, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Leo Palmiter School, 2040 Ethan Way, Sacramento 95815

    The fourth Tuesday of each month (except November & December) we meet to share ideas and learn about wood turning.  We have a members gallery of artwork, supplies for sale and a library of DVDS and books to check out.  



    The public and guests are invited.

     

      

    Meeting Location

    • May 22, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Leo Palmiter School, 2040 Ethan Way, Sacramento 95815

    The fourth Tuesday of each month (except November & December) we meet to share ideas and learn about wood turning.  We have a members gallery of artwork, supplies for sale and a library of DVDS and books to check out.  



    The public and guests are invited.

     

      

    Meeting Location

    • June 26, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Leo Palmiter School, 2040 Ethan Way, Sacramento 95815

    The fourth Tuesday of each month (except November & December) we meet to share ideas and learn about wood turning.  We have a members gallery of artwork, supplies for sale and a library of DVDS and books to check out.  



    The public and guests are invited.

     

      

    Meeting Location

    • July 24, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Leo Palmiter School, 2040 Ethan Way, Sacramento 95815

    The fourth Tuesday of each month (except November & December) we meet to share ideas and learn about wood turning.  We have a members gallery of artwork, supplies for sale and a library of DVDS and books to check out.  



    The public and guests are invited.

     

      

    Meeting Location

    • August 28, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Leo Palmiter School, 2040 Ethan Way, Sacramento 95815

    The fourth Tuesday of each month (except November & December) we meet to share ideas and learn about wood turning.  We have a members gallery of artwork, supplies for sale and a library of DVDS and books to check out.  



    The public and guests are invited.

     

      

    Meeting Location

    • September 25, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Leo Palmiter School, 2040 Ethan Way, Sacramento 95815

    The fourth Tuesday of each month (except November & December) we meet to share ideas and learn about wood turning.  We have a members gallery of artwork, supplies for sale and a library of DVDS and books to check out.  



    The public and guests are invited.

     

      

    Meeting Location

    • October 23, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Leo Palmiter School, 2040 Ethan Way, Sacramento 95815

    The fourth Tuesday of each month (except November & December) we meet to share ideas and learn about wood turning.  We have a members gallery of artwork, supplies for sale and a library of DVDS and books to check out.  



    The public and guests are invited.

     

      

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Past events

November 16, 2017 Carl Jacobson Demonstration
November 14, 2017 Nor-Cal General Meeting - Neal DeVore Demo
October 24, 2017 Nor-Cal General Meeting - Phil Sargent Demo
September 26, 2017 Nor-Cal General Meeting
September 08, 2017 Youth Training - Tea Light
September 01, 2017 Youth Training - Pen
August 25, 2017 Youth Training - Weed Pot (Vase)
August 22, 2017 Nor-Cal General Meeting
August 18, 2017 Youth Training - Magic Wand
July 25, 2017 Nor-Cal General Meeting
June 27, 2017 Nor-Cal General Meeting
June 27, 2017 Member Class - Square platter turning project
June 20, 2017 MEMBER OPEN SHOP
May 23, 2017 Nor-Cal General Meeting
May 23, 2017 Member Class - Sharpening from the Beginning
May 19, 2017 Youth Training - CRITTER
May 16, 2017 MEMBER OPEN SHOP
May 12, 2017 Youth Training - SCOOP
May 05, 2017 Youth Training - Critter
April 28, 2017 Youth Training - Magic Wand
April 25, 2017 Nor-Cal General Meeting
April 25, 2017 Member Class - Small Hollow Forms
April 21, 2017 Youth Training - Pen
April 18, 2017 MEMBER OPEN SHOP
April 07, 2017 Youth Training - Tea Light
March 31, 2017 Youth Training - Bowl
March 28, 2017 Nor-Cal General Meeting
March 28, 2017 Member Workshop - Basic Bowls
March 24, 2017 Youth Training - Weed Pot
March 21, 2017 MEMBER OPEN SHOP
March 17, 2017 Youth Training - Top
March 10, 2017 Youth Training - Pen
March 03, 2017 Youth Training - Ring Holder
March 01, 2017 Equipment Auction
February 28, 2017 Nor-Cal General Meeting
February 28, 2017 Member Class - Natural Edge Bowls
February 24, 2017 Youth Training - Mushroom
February 10, 2017 Youth Training - Weed Pot
February 03, 2017 Youth Training - Ball & Cup
January 27, 2017 Youth Training - Bowl
January 24, 2017 Nor-Cal General Meeting
January 24, 2017 Member Class - Decorated Spin Top with Skew
January 20, 2017 Youth Training - Top
January 13, 2017 Youth Training - Tea Light
December 16, 2016 Youth Training - Ornament Project
December 13, 2016 Holiday Party and Gift Exchange
December 09, 2016 Youth Training - Ornament Project
December 02, 2016 Youth Training - Tealight Project
November 18, 2016 Youth Training - Bowl Project
November 04, 2016 Youth Training - Weed Pot Project
October 28, 2016 Youth Training - Top Project
October 25, 2016 General Meeting
October 25, 2016 Member Class: Turn a Birdhouse for the Holidays
October 24, 2016 Art Liestman Demonstration
October 21, 2016 Youth Training - Pen Project
October 14, 2016 Youth Training
October 07, 2016 Youth Training at Palmiter School
September 30, 2016 Youth Training at Palmiter School
September 27, 2016 General Meeting
September 27, 2016 Member Class: Turn and Embellish a Mushroom
September 23, 2016 Youth Training at Palmiter School
September 16, 2016 Youth Training at Palmiter School
September 09, 2016 Youth Training at Palmiter School
September 02, 2016 Youth Training at Palmiter School
August 26, 2016 Youth Training at Palmiter School
August 23, 2016 General Meeting
August 23, 2016 Member Class: Finding a Bowl in a Log
August 19, 2016 Youth Training at Palmiter School
August 12, 2016 Youth Training at Palmiter School
August 05, 2016 Youth Training at Palmiter School
July 27, 2016 Sharon Doughtie Demonstration
July 26, 2016 General Meeting
June 28, 2016 General Meeting
May 24, 2016 General Meeting
April 26, 2016 General Meeting
April 26, 2016 Member Workshop - Lid for a Bowl
March 25, 2016 Kirk DeHeer Demonstration
March 22, 2016 General Meeting
March 22, 2016 Member Workshop - Basic Bowl
February 23, 2016 General Meeting
February 16, 2016 Eric Lofstrom Demonstration
January 26, 2016 General Meeting
December 08, 2015 Holiday Party and Gift Exchange
November 17, 2015 General Meeting
November 17, 2015 Board Meeting
November 17, 2015 Workshop - Wine Bottle Stopper
October 27, 2015 General Meeting
October 27, 2015 Tool Swap
October 27, 2015 Board Meeting
September 22, 2015 General Meeting
September 22, 2015 Board Meeting
September 22, 2015 Workshop - Basic Bowl
September 09, 2015 Glenn Lucas Demo
August 25, 2015 General Meeting
August 25, 2015 COACHES MEETING
August 25, 2015 Board Meeting
July 28, 2015 General Meeting
July 28, 2015 Board Meeting
July 28, 2015 Project Workshop - Magic Wand
June 23, 2015 General Meeting
June 23, 2015 Board Meeting
June 23, 2015 Project Workshop - Ball and Cup
May 26, 2015 General Meeting
May 26, 2015 Board Meeting
May 26, 2015 Project Workshop - Tea Light
May 19, 2015 Jason Breach Demo
May 15, 2015 Youth Training at Palmiter School
May 08, 2015 Youth Training at Palmiter School
May 01, 2015 Youth Training at Palmiter School
April 28, 2015 General Meeting
April 28, 2015 Board Meeting
April 28, 2015 Basic Projects Workshop
April 24, 2015 Youth Training at Palmiter School
April 17, 2015 Youth Training at Palmiter School
April 10, 2015 Youth Training at Palmiter School
April 07, 2015 Guilio Marcolongo Demo
March 27, 2015 Youth Training at Palmiter School
March 24, 2015 General Meeting
March 24, 2015 Board Meeting
March 20, 2015 Youth Training at Palmiter School
March 06, 2015 Youth Training at Palmiter School
February 27, 2015 Youth Training at Palmiter School Feb 27
February 24, 2015 General Meeting
February 24, 2015 Board Meeting
February 13, 2015 Youth Training at Palmiter School Feb 13
February 06, 2015 Youth Training at Palmiter School Feb 6
January 30, 2015 Youth Training at Palmiter School Jan30
January 27, 2015 General Meeting
January 23, 2015 Youth Training at Palmiter School Jan23
January 16, 2015 Youth Training at Palmiter School
January 09, 2015 Youth Training at Palmiter School
December 09, 2014 Holiday Party and Gift Exchange
November 07, 2014 Woodworking Show
October 28, 2014 General Meeting
October 28, 2014 Board Meeting
September 23, 2014 General Meeting
September 23, 2014 Board Meeting
August 26, 2014 General Meeting
August 26, 2014 Board Meeting
August 12, 2014 Brad Adams Demonstration
July 28, 2014 Board Meeting
July 22, 2014 General Meeting
June 30, 2014 Board Meeting
June 24, 2014 General Meeting
June 02, 2014 Board Meeting
May 27, 2014 President's Challenge - Peppermill Contest
May 27, 2014 General Meeting
May 06, 2014 Ray Key Demonstration
April 28, 2014 Board Meeting
April 22, 2014 General Meeting
March 31, 2014 Board Meeting
March 25, 2014 General Meeting
March 25, 2014 Workshop on Coaching Kids
March 06, 2014 David Ellsworth Demonstration
March 03, 2014 Board Meeting
February 25, 2014 General Meeting
February 25, 2014 Tool Sharpening Workshop
February 03, 2014 Board Meeting
January 28, 2014 General Meeting
January 06, 2014 Board Meeting
December 09, 2013 Holiday Party and Gift Exchange
December 02, 2013 Board Meeting
November 12, 2013 Mark Gardner Demo
November 08, 2013 WOODWORKING SHOW
October 28, 2013 Board Meeting
October 22, 2013 General Meeting
September 30, 2013 Board Meeting
September 24, 2013 General Meeting
September 09, 2013 Board Meeting
September 06, 2013 First Day of School
August 27, 2013 General Meeting
August 27, 2013 Youth Woodturning Shop RELOCATION
July 29, 2013 Board Meeting
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