February 24, 2021 –
February's demonstrator Jim Echter will take the mystery out of how to use the skew so it becomes the sensational tool in your arsenal. Jim is a production woodturner, instructor and writer who has developed a series of wooden tools for fiber artists.
Utilizing a combination of images, large scale models and actual demonstrations, this presentation breaks down the use of the skew 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.
Attendees will learn how to use the skew effectively as well as understanding the cause and prevention of the dreaded skew catches.
Echter began woodturning as a hobby 43 years ago and it evolved into his career 17 years ago. In addition to his fiber arts tools, he specializes in architectural restoration work and turning custom and replacement furniture components. He markets his products through retail outlets and his website. He has demonstrated at the 2019 AAW Symposium in Raleigh and was a featured live demonstrator for the 2020 Woodturners Worldwide Online Symposium.
In addition, the meeting will feature announcements and a virtual Show & Tell. Submit up to four images of recent work, up to two of each piece, by 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22,to Jeff Brody. Images should be at least 1 megabyte in size, with the subject in focus and on a plain background.
OPCAAW members can start signing on for our Zoom meeting as early as 5:30 to socialize. President Brad Stave will make club announcements starting at 6:15.
All members in good standing will receive an email announcement with the link to enter the Zoom meeting prior to Feb. 24.