Be aware of what turners call the "red zone” or "firing zone.” This is the area directly behind and in front of the workpiece, the areas most likely for a piece to travel as it comes off the lathe. A good safety habit is to step out of this zone when turning on the lathe, keeping your hand on the switch in case you need to turn the machine off. When observing someone else turn, stay out of this zone.
October 7-8, 2016
VESSELS OF ILLUSION
Several years ago, a local woodturner invited members of the Woodworkers Guild of Western Colorado to gather periodically at his shop to share ideas and promote woodturning .
As interest increased, the woodturning group decided to become an independent woodturning organization. In January, 2014, the Montrose Area Woodturners, Inc. was formed. The group became a recognized chapter of the American Association of Woodturners with Dave Kaufmann as the first president.
Montrose Area Woodturners is a place for new and experienced turners to collaborate, contribute, and preserve the art of woodturning.
9:00 AM - 2nd Saturday of the month
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM most Thursdays
520 Collins Way
For more information contact:
Len Cribbs 970-986-2550
Devoted to sustaining and advancing the art of woodturning...
A proud chapter of the American Association of Woodturners and Member of Montrose Center for the Arts.
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