Next meeting: October 7, 2017. This month's demo will feature Charles Thompson demonstrating pen turning.
Make sure you visit the Woodturning Exhibit at Sahara West Library located at 9600 West Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89117
Learn and Turn
Some of you have asked about the finish that I use on my wooden products so here is the information.
The finish is called Fullerplast; it is a clear, two component, catalyzed, modified alkyd varnish. It can be used on any interior wood surface. It is not recommended for exterior exposure.
Fullerplast comes in either high gloss or satin, personally I only use high gloss. It requires three components to use, Fullerplast, Catalyst and Synal Thinner. Fullerplast must be catalyzed before application. One (1) part Catalyst should be added to sixteen (16) parts Fullerplast. According to the manufacturer, thinning is not necessary. However, I have always used thinner at a ratio of eight (8) parts thinner to sixteen (16) parts Fullerplast.
I have applied this finish using either a brush or a spray gun. Spray gun works best and will require less sanding. The finish will set dust-free in about 15 minutes and hardens in about four hours. I’ll usually let it set at least a day, the longer the better.
When I first started using the product, you could purchase it at any Fuller O’Brien pant store. Now the product is only available from a company called Van-Dee Decorating Center (Van-Dee.com).
At the AWFS, some of our members discovered a new type of head protection to use while turning. Made by ViTAFLEX, it is a soft-stretch hood made from a patented latex-free elastic nonwoven fabric. It keeps your head cool, securely covers the entire head and neck, and can be worn over a mask, in conjunction with a respirator, or as a helmet liner. To learn more, check them out at www.VitaflexUSAstore.com.
Meetings are held at
5461 Arville St
Las Vegas, NV 89118
PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME!
On the first Saturday of the month from 9:00 AM till 11:00 AM
The next meeting will be October 7, 2017.
Help support your club by bringing items for the raffle.
We are also looking for volunteers for demonstrations!
The Newsletter will no longer be emailed to members. Previous and current issues are available on our website at www.lasvegaswoodturners.com . You will occasionally receive an email announcement if it is timely, and you will continue to receive reminders of the meetings.