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Next meeting - May 13th
Woodturning Design Principles
There is art to be made from wood, even in its imperfections.
No one knows that better than George Raeder, who can read a piece of wood by just looking at it.
There’s the ambrosia maple, with it’s random sprinkling of pinpoint dark spots. It got its name, Raeder said, from the ambrosia beetles that infest it and leave their marks.
But it’s still a good canvas for a woodturner like Raeder, who came to the craft in the late 1990s after seeing a demonstration by Bert Marsh, a British master woodturner who died in 2011.
Raeder, who had experience as a woodworker, was inspired. “I bought a lathe, bought some tools,” he said. “I had no idea what I was doing.” He joined both the Buckeye Woodworkers and Woodturners and the North Coast Woodturners and went to work.
Not every project goes as planned. Sometimes, the characteristic of a piece of wood necessitates course corrections. “A mistake,” Raeder said, “is a design opportunity.”