Rochester Woodcarvers club!
The Rochester Woodcarvers Club is a gathering of individuals interested in woodcarving. Everyone interested in woodcarving is welcome whether they are just interested in learning about woodcarving,
are considering starting to carve, or are beginner, experienced or master carvers.
Our Virtual Show is up and running!
Since we could not do our Annual Show in person, we have put together a Virtual Show with many of our regular features. Please come and enjoy the projects that our members have created. And don’t forget to cast your ballot for People’s Choice.
During the COVID shutdown in place of our in-person meetings
we are hosting meetings on Zoom
Join us at the next meeting of the 2020-2021 season
Visitors welcome – see below for details
9:00 am to 11:00 am
John Thorson – Woodturning from a Carver’s Perspective
John will provide a discussion of how the common gouges, skew chisels and other wood turning hand tools are used on the wood lathe to cut cleanly when grain orientation is considered. How grain density and relative moisture affect aggressiveness and cutting approach.
He will show a video of turning a bowl and a kitchen tool while discussing ‘cutting vs scraping’ and other techniques on the lathe in both ‘side grain’ and ‘spindle’ orientation.
A short biography: I have been turning for a little over 10 years and have done some carving on occasion as well as being a ‘general woodworker’ all my life. John is a member of the Zumbro Valley Woodturners.
Up coming Meetings & Speakers
May 15: John Thorson, Zumbro Valley Woodturners
June 19: Potluck Picnic – 11 am at LaVerne Schettl’s House
July 17 & 18: Participation in Living History Fair (History Center of Olmsted County)
September 18: Jack Holman, Flat Plane Carving
Please invite your spouse, family, friends and neighbors to the meeting!
Remember to bring your “Show and Tell” items to let us know what you have been doing!
If you are a member the Zoom meeting links will be emailed to you on Wednesday evening before the meeting.
If you would like to be a visitor and need to get the Zoom meeting codes/information please contact us.
Return and check out of new books from the club library is temporarily suspended until in-person meetings resume.