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Will Aymond Box Elder bowlKen Morton Myrtle bowls Roger Arnold Hackberry cup Vern Hallmark Box Elder box Vern Hallmark Box Elder box with inlays Will Aymond brought a turned bowl of

a striking piece of box elder (with a L. A. Cude lacquer finish). He helped L.A and Jimmie Weir acquire a big log from near lake travis that was amazing and they gave him the wood. Roger Arnold brought a hackberry vessel that, with its many cracks, punky wood, voids and worm-holes, gave him a tussle. Vern Hallmark showed a platter and a nice box of box elder that had an inlayed cherry top and bottom to  prove that it is not only the skill of the individual but also the ability to correct problems  that makes a turner. Some wag said it was because the only tool he ever used was a parting tool.


Roger Farris Messquite burl form George Taylor Elm bowl of differing finishes Forms by Goef Wayling of Australia Anna Rachinskey rescued wood hat Roger Farris brought a mesquite burl form that

was full of voids that made it hard to get through. George Taylor showed two similar elm bowls that he wanted to demonstrate the use of oil and film type finishes.  George also showed a small bowl and three tops that he got from Goeff Whaling of Australia (see the American Woodturner, August 2012, page 27) at an interest group of AAW that they both shared. The technique used by both is called linear segmenting in which a solid block is formed by segments and then turned as a whole block.

Anna Rachinsky rescued an old hat or two that James Johnson threw in the trash. The one she presented was gray and dusty and (according to James) the wrong shape. Anna thought it was a nice shape for a woman’s hat so she cleaned it up, gave it an off-white finish and decorated it with beads.

 Ken Morrton Cherry, Myrtle boxes Ken Morton Myrtle bowls Ken Morton Michelson correr and cores

Ken Morton brought a cherry bowl and myrtle box from the same holey myrtle he had last meeting. He also showed a very nice natural edged myrtle bowl. Finally he showed a failure bowl but one that was a core from the same block of wood that formed the larger bowl. He presented the straight coring bar that he got from Johannes Michelson at swat and showed it with the ‘failed’ bowl and the core that was left. Ken speaks well of the hand held bar and notes it has a diamond shaped carbide insert at the point that does all the work.