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James Brokaw

James Brokaw

Steve Mellott presented how he turns a "dizzy" bowl.  The handout that accompanied the presentation is presented here.

As the name implies the GWA Woodturners Special Interest Group is all about things related to turning wood (mostly wood anyway). Your GWA membership badge is your ticket to all special interest group meetings and all members are welcome.

The Woodturners SIG meets monthly. Each meeting is a class on various aspects of turning. Members regularly teach the class based on their interest and expertise in the topic with occasional presentations by outstanding professional turners.

The GWA Woodturners SIG is also a chapter, number 192, of the American Association of Woodturners (  As such all AAW members are welcome anytime as visitors or occasional SIG-approved instructors.

The novice turner will always find help available at the meetings or through individual time spent with more experienced members.

Meetings are held the third Saturday of each month from 8:00AM to 10:30 AM at Peachtree woodworking Supply.

Visitors are welcome anytime although we reserve the right to ask frequent visitors to join the GWA. Contacts:

  • Eric Winney - 770-928-2399- SIG Chairman
  • Mike Peace - 770.362-4308

Rob Austin and Bob Brokaw conducted a class on making a rectilinear (square cornered) band saw keepsake box suitable for one of your grandchildren.  The design is available here as a PDF pattern.

There will be a Beginningn Sketchup class on successive Saturdays beginning March 21, 2015.

See he attached flyer for additional details....

Charlie Levan provided a Sketchup model of the shooting board that Ken Kline demonstrated at the last jigs and fixtures class.  For those that have a working knowledge of Sketchup the model is available at the link below.

From Mike Guyre:  Several members asked me where I purchased the materials for the Rotary
Texture and Chatter tools I brought into the February Woodturning SIG
meeting. I wrote up a brief instruction sheet with drawings and a parts
list which is available here: 

Jim Bell presents his implementation of how to turn on your dust collector merely by activating the blast gate.  This presentation shows the principles of how to execute this in your shop.

Presentation Handout

Supliment to Dewalt scroll saw maintenance video 12/2/2014

 Dan Douthart shares his methods of sharpening a variety of turning tools.

This handout reveals a lot of details about his sharpening station set up and jigs he has developed to speed the process.

Click here to see the video:




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