What: Mid-Hudson Woodworkers Meeting
When: Thursday March 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Where: Hurley Reformed Church
What: Checking signals and assignments for upcoming Showcase 2011 the next week. Regular sharing and caring, helping each other, problems to solve, tools for sale, etc.
Bring something for "show and tell". Why not bring your Showcase project to give your local friends a sneak preview? Or for a change of pace, why not tell about an incident in your shop that made you think you could have been working safer and how.
Wear green if you must or just want to!
What: Kaatskill Woodturners Meeting
When: Wednesday March 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Where: Opdahl Building
Who: John Franklin
"Second Chances" How to save something that is destined for the trash bin.
John will give us a preview of his presentation for Totally Turning 2011 in Saratoga Springs later this month. Read on for John's own words:
"The idea is this: Using epoxy as a hole filler is common practice and is rather straight forward. However, using epoxy for structural purposes creates a different set of rules that must be followed or disaster can creep into the picture. The second application of epoxy breaks all the rules and we will discuss why and how to overcome these problems.
Why would you want to use epoxy? To save a piece that just can not be completed any other way.
Have you ever had a turned piece crack or break due to uneven drying and render the piece hopeless? Have you ever had a piece that was very nice but may have had a big hole in it that did not look well in the final shape? I have had experience saving pieces with many of these natural defects and will share them with you.
We will discuss natural defects and I will show how you can take a piece that has major natural or man made structural defects and find a way using epoxy to strengthen and reconstruct the piece so that something destined for the trash bin can actually become a nice finished and useful piece.
I will show how to properly mix epoxy using various fillers like wood dust or chips or other man made products. I will show how to make repairs in existing pieces and blend them in so that most people will not know the defect ever existed. We will discuss what preparation must be done to apply a second coat of epoxy over an existing coat and not have it come apart under stress. In the session I will actually mix some epoxy, apply it to a piece and then turn another similar piece with some fully cured epoxy already on it. We will discuss techniques to get around a lot of small problems that may come up when using epoxy to repair or enhance a piece.
As we go, I will show specific examples of some of the work I have done that ended up far better than it started out."
Definitely a program that should not be missed!