Regular Meeting - Ken Conte: Levitating Spheres
March 29, 2023
The March meeting of OPCAAW will feature a demonstration by Ken Conte on how to create a Levitating Sphere.
An Olympia-area resident, Ken Conte took up woodturning in 2008 and has been a member of the American Association of Woodturning and the Woodturners of Olympia since then. He has served on the Board of the Woodturners of Olympia since 2008 and was club president from 2014-2018. He is retired after a 35-year career in Washington State government.
Ken wrote an article on how to create a levitating sphere for the August 2022 issue of American Woodturner. His demonstration will bring that article to life and show how he uses electro magnets embedded in his turnings to create wood sculptures that hand in mid-air.
Social hour will begin at 6 p.m., with the business meeting starting at 6:30.
There will be announcements, Show & Tell and the wood auction before the demonstration.
Members will have the ability to attend virtually via Zoom. A link to the Zoom session will be sent out a few days before the meeting.