West Hawaii Woodturners
Minutes of December meeting 12/10/2016


Meeting was called to order at 10:00 am by President Ralf Soderberg.


New Members:  No new members this meeting

Treasurer’s Report:   Kelly Dunn reported the club has $1,793.45 in the treasury.

Next meeting: Challenge is “INSIDE OUT TURNING”


  • Guest turner Dixie Briggs in May
  • Jon Groelz has stepped up to be the new Web Master. Thank you Tom Russell for the wonderful job you have done for the club.

Show and Tell:

  • Kelly Dunn displayed and showed his “Inside Out Turnings”
  • Jim Skibby showed his segmented Pen Holding Bowl then passed it around for everyone to take one of his premiere turned pens. Thank You Jim.
  • Jon Groelz displayed his first turned bowls. The first of many to follow
  • Tony Keeling showed off his turned and then band sawed fish
  • Dick Roberts explained turning a natural edge Milo bowl
  • Alan Gilder showed his Milo and Koa bowls
  • Ken Obenski displayed his past and present platter

Challenge :   Christmas Exchange

Challenge Winners:

Master: Gregg Smith

Advanced: Kent Nakamaru

Intermediate: Alan Gildener

Critique of Challenge turnings by Kelly Dunn: Kelly Dunn critiqued Marvin Graham’s Norfork Pine Calabash

Club Demo:

Kelly Dunn demonstrated the art of “Inside Out Turning”. Using multiple finished turnings and then turning a new project while the club watched. Stressing Safety concerns and proper alignment of the work pieces for a successful turning.


  • Safety on turning thin pieces
  • Using a gouge vs. a skew
  • Ban on shipping Ohia (can still ship finished pieces)
  • Possible guest turners for next year and the cost.


Submitted by Marvin Graham



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