October 2014 Meeting

Welcome to all of our new club members and guests! Our October 25th, 2014 club meeting will be held at the Woodcraft Store located at 60 FM 1960 West, Houston, TX 77090 Phone: 281-880-0045 starting promptly at 8:30 a.m.

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October Event
Tool Sharpening Mini-Retreat

This month we will feature one of our most requested events, a Tool Sharpening Mini-Retreat! If you’re having trouble with sharpening your woodturning tools, we have the solution… Attend our tool sharpening mini-retreat.

Sharpening is “Woodturning 101.” If you cannot master sharpening, everything else you do at the lathe will be harder and you will spent a lot more time and money sanding. With a proper foundation in sharpening techniques, woodturning is easier and much more enjoyable.

We will have several grinders setup, each complete with a sharpening jig and an instructor. You can bring two of your woodturning tools (see list below of eligible tools) and get hands-on experience on how to setup a dry grinder and use a sharpening jig to put a properly sharpened edge and grind profile on you tool.

Note: Due to time limitations, please bring no more than two of the following tools.

Bowl Gouge
Spindle Gouge
Parting Tool

Please mark all of your tools with a Sharpie marker, or masking tape. Also, bring a full face shield and a dust mask. No members will be allowed to sharpen their tools without wearing a face shield. Dust masks are also highly recommended.


We will have a nice catered lunch available at the retreat with various deli sandwiches, chips, drinks and a desert from Jason’s Deli.

PLEASE RSVP using the link below and let me know if you and/or your spouse will be attending.

Cost to attend this informative hands-on Tool Sharpening Mini-Retreat is $10.00 per person. This will be used to help offset the cost of the lunch. This is going to be a great skill building retreat, so plan now to attend and make sure you send me an email to let me know you’re going to attend. 

Invite your woodturning friends: Please invite any of your woodturning friends who you think may be interested in joining our club. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (Steve) at 713-826-0046 Cell. I will look forward to seeing you all at Woodcraft for our Mini-Retreat. Take care and best wishes to you and yours! Cheers!

Steve Russell
LSWA President