Oct 8 2018 Mtg – J Paul Fennell!

Monday- 6PM- October 8, 2018  Enchanted Woodturners Meeting

We will meet at ECO Woodworking Shop, see driving & parking diagram attached, and look at the high school’s location on Google Satellite to see it better.

 Subject:  Turning hollow forms   Presenter:  Paul Fennell

Paul will show and explain how subtle changes in design can make or break a good form and which hollowing tools and how to use them to turn a beautiful vessel. Paul will demonstrate the use of thickness calipers and light for gauging thickness.  He will also explain how to use finishing techniques with a minimum of sanding and how to complete the bottom of the vessel using a homemade jam chuck.

Don’t know Paul … he was born and raised in Beverly, Massachusetts, on the Atlantic coast north of Boston. His earliest memories of woodworking were as a very young boy, sawing and nailing scraps of wood cutoffs together in his Dad’s basement workshop. He will never forget the pleasant aroma of freshly-cut wood. Any further interest in working with wood, however, was years later as an adult, but the reverence for wood always remained. After receiving BSc and MSc degrees in engineering from The Ohio State University and the University of Southern California respectively, he became employed in California as a mission analyst, rocket performance and orbital mechanics analyst in the Apollo Space Program.
Paul was first exposed to woodturning in 1970 through a woodworking course at a local high school Adult Education program in California.  His first lathe project in that class was a small table with turned legs, which has been in his home ever since.
For the most part Paul is self-taught, and has focused on the expressiveness of hollow forms for most of his life as a woodturner.
He presently reside in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Judy, and works in a 400 sq. ft. studio.  He has been a member of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) for over 30 years.  He is currently a committee member of the AAW’s Professional Outreach Program.Paul has demonstrated and given workshops in the US, Canada, France and Israel.Paul’s other interests include acoustic jazz and classical music, both very enjoyable to listen to while turning wood in his studio.

Paul says that one of the best things about woodturning is meeting wonderful people.

Show & Tell” please bring at least one “good” piece to brag about, and one “mistake/bad” piece to explain or ask what went wrong.

We will all have a wonderful time, so don’t be late and come early to visit with friends.

 See you there,  Bob Seigel,  President, TEW

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