Get a hold of your work with Steve at March 10 WGNC meeting

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Get a hold of your work with Steve at March 10 WGNC meeting

Postby normcloutier » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:31 pm

Board member Steve Criscenzo will demonstrate multiple re-chucking methods, including vacuum chucking techniques, at the March 10 meeting of WGNC.
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"Reattaching partially completed work to the lathe is often an integral part of the turning process. There are multiple methods available for re-chucking but one of the most versatile is vacuum chucking. Many turners think that vacuum chucking is too expensive or too complicated. This session will provide guidance on both of these topics."

For the vacuum chucking methods, Steve will cover the design of a vacuum system, types of vacuum pumps, required equipment and resources. He will provide a schematic drawing of a typical vacuum system and will show how to fabricate various vacuum chucks. He will also demonstrate the use of the vacuum system to hold and finish traditional and non-traditional work.

The demo will begin at the usual 7pm meeting time at the NC State Crafts Center, and members and guests are all welcome. There will be an instant-gallery where members can have up to 3 of their pieces critiqued and photographed, and the usual raffle will be held at the close of the meeting at about 9pm.

Steve has been a woodworker since his teens and began turning about ten years ago. His work has focused on bowls and vessels but has recently evolved to more artistic and sculptural pieces. Steve has presented several successful shows and gallery displays. Professionally, Steve is a senior manager in a local engineering firm with over 35 years experience as a civil engineer and project manager.
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Re: Get a hold of your work with Steve at March 10 WGNC meet

Postby normcloutier » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:50 am

Vacuum Chuck photos from Steve.
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