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Woodworkers Club of El Paso

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I finally finished my Chess/Checker Pieces, Board and Storage Box.  This project took me, off and on, about a year to co...
04/03/2022

I finally finished my Chess/Checker Pieces, Board and Storage Box. This project took me, off and on, about a year to complete.

One of our Club members, Justin, enjoys restoring old wood working tools and bringing them back to life. This is a DeWal...
04/02/2022

One of our Club members, Justin, enjoys restoring old wood working tools and bringing them back to life. This is a DeWalt radial arm saw from around 1956. Fixed up, it cuts as good as new!

Chessboard made out of Curly Mapel, Granadillo and Padauk.
01/19/2022

Chessboard made out of Curly Mapel, Granadillo and Padauk.

This is a cutting board made by one of our club members, Justin. It is a 3d illusion board using walnut, maple, birch an...
12/23/2021

This is a cutting board made by one of our club members, Justin. It is a 3d illusion board using walnut, maple, birch and honey locust. It is around 10x14".

This wonderful segmented yarn bowl is made out of walnut, maple, purple heart and koa by a club member, Leroy.
11/08/2021

This wonderful segmented yarn bowl is made out of walnut, maple, purple heart and koa by a club member, Leroy.

These artistic vases were lathe turned out of Piñon by one of our club members, Gary.
11/08/2021

These artistic vases were lathe turned out of Piñon by one of our club members, Gary.

I just finished making chess pieces out of Bethlehem Olivewood and Cocobolo.
10/24/2021

I just finished making chess pieces out of Bethlehem Olivewood and Cocobolo.

I am making chess pieces out of Bethlehem Olivewood and Cocobolo.  Here are the kings.
06/30/2021

I am making chess pieces out of Bethlehem Olivewood and Cocobolo. Here are the kings.

This is my second Pumpkin Tray using left over segment turning parts.  I am making a third one.
01/01/2021

This is my second Pumpkin Tray using left over segment turning parts. I am making a third one.

Here is a pumpkin tray that I made using left over segmented parts.
11/26/2020

Here is a pumpkin tray that I made using left over segmented parts.

I had a little time on my hands. This is another Sunshine Bowl much like the one I made before but with a different shap...
04/10/2020

I had a little time on my hands. This is another Sunshine Bowl much like the one I made before but with a different shape. The light wood is Curly Maple, the dark wood, top and bottom, is Granadillo.

Here is a salt shaker and pepper grinder pair made by Justin, one of our club members. It is made of segmented zebrawood...
11/16/2019

Here is a salt shaker and pepper grinder pair made by Justin, one of our club members. It is made of segmented zebrawood with 16 segments in each ring.

Sunshine Bowl.  Feature ring used Yellow Wood and Bloodwood.  Main part used Curly Maple and Granadillo.
11/13/2019

Sunshine Bowl. Feature ring used Yellow Wood and Bloodwood. Main part used Curly Maple and Granadillo.

Knife handle made out of an exotic wood called Granadillo.
02/03/2019

Knife handle made out of an exotic wood called Granadillo.

This is my latest.  The wood is Maple, Purple Heart and Goncalo Alves.
09/25/2018

This is my latest. The wood is Maple, Purple Heart and Goncalo Alves.

This s a Basket Weave Bowl I turned out of Red Oak, Mesquite and Walnut.
09/10/2018

This s a Basket Weave Bowl I turned out of Red Oak, Mesquite and Walnut.

Here is a 11.5 inch bowl made out of mostly Maple and Rosewood and Purple Heart.
08/16/2018

Here is a 11.5 inch bowl made out of mostly Maple and Rosewood and Purple Heart.

Here are some Bolt Action Pens I made.
02/19/2018

Here are some Bolt Action Pens I made.

Goblet with captured ring.
01/25/2018

Goblet with captured ring.

This is a small bowl and a Pen & Pencil holder.  The holder came apart on my so I glued it back together and put some tu...
01/23/2018

This is a small bowl and a Pen & Pencil holder. The holder came apart on my so I glued it back together and put some turquoise on it.

Tomorrow is our last meeting of 2017! The meeting starts at 6PM. If you stop by early, you can get a tour of our facilit...
12/04/2017

Tomorrow is our last meeting of 2017! The meeting starts at 6PM. If you stop by early, you can get a tour of our facilities. Tomorrow, one of our members, Justin Ahrens will be giving a short presentation on ornamental turning as part of the meeting. This is the technique used to embellish the base of this vase with a basket-weave pattern. Come check us out!

Pen and Pencil Holder made out of Ash.
11/14/2017

Pen and Pencil Holder made out of Ash.

Here is another one of our members - come check out his work at the Las Artistas show, November 18th and 19th At the EPI...
11/01/2017

Here is another one of our members - come check out his work at the Las Artistas show, November 18th and 19th At the EPIC Railyard Events Center.

Dave Wieters’ primary craft materials are locally harvested trees: Mesquite, Palo Verde, Elm, Ash, and purchased lumber: Poplar, Maple, Walnut. The objects are turned on a lathe, and enhanced with wood or mineral inlays, dyes, lace, texturing or wood burning. Finishes vary: oil, shellac, lacquer, and wax. See Dave and his work at the Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show on November 18th & 19th in El Paso’s EPIC Railyard Center. #lasartistas2017
For more info visit: www.lasartistas.org

Here’s a platter from one of our members!
10/27/2017

Here’s a platter from one of our members!

Robert Lichlyter uses wood turning and fractal burning art to make his wonderful wooden creations. See his work and more at the Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show on November 18th & 19th in El Paso’s EPIC Railyard Center. #lasartistas2017

For more info visit: www.lasartistas.org

Happy Monday El Paso!Here's a nice bowl from one of our club members, Joe.
10/23/2017

Happy Monday El Paso!
Here's a nice bowl from one of our club members, Joe.

We had a real nice visit with this Professional Woodturner last month.
09/27/2017

We had a real nice visit with this Professional Woodturner last month.

One benefit of being a member of our club is that ocassionally we have professional woodworkers stop by the club and giv...
09/27/2017

One benefit of being a member of our club is that ocassionally we have professional woodworkers stop by the club and give presentations and demonstrations of their techniques. In conjunction with the Borderline Turners, we were fortunate to have Jim Duxbury, an accomplished professional woodturner, visit last month. In these photos, you can see some of his amazing work - especially his neat kaliedescopes. You can also go to http://duxterity.com to see his website. He has some plans, and DVDs for sale.

This is an inside/outside Christmas Ornament.  These will be Christmas presents.  I will be using all kinds of woods.......
09/11/2017

This is an inside/outside Christmas Ornament. These will be Christmas presents. I will be using all kinds of woods.......should be fun.

The Dark wood is Coyote.  The light wood is Curly Maple with a touch of Padauk.
07/30/2017

The Dark wood is Coyote. The light wood is Curly Maple with a touch of Padauk.

I made another vessel much like a previous one but the dark wood on this one is Padauk.  The light wood is Curly Maple l...
07/07/2017

I made another vessel much like a previous one but the dark wood on this one is Padauk. The light wood is Curly Maple like my other one.

Good morning El Paso! We get several common questions through facebook messenger. The first is "Does your club have less...
06/16/2017

Good morning El Paso! We get several common questions through facebook messenger.

The first is "Does your club have lessons for new woodworkers?"

The answer is yes and no! We do not have a specific program to teach new woodworkers basic techniques. What we do have are dedicated woodshop monitors who can assist beginners in using the shop equipment safely and effectively.

We do offer periodic classes on specific techniques taught by volunteer members. An example of this is segmented turning. The bowl in this photo was constructed by one of our members during that class. Some other topics are pen turning, scroll sawing, and chip carving. These classes are open to members on a first come - first serve basis, and there is a modest fee.

Finally, another related question "My daughter or son wants to learn wood working - can you help?" Unfortunately, due to insurance reasons, we can not accept anyone younger than 18 as club members. If any of you know of any programs in the El Paso area that cater to kids - please post a comment.

Have a great Friday - the weekend's almost here!

One of our members carved and water colored two of these beautiful cypress knees from cypress wood that came from Florid...
06/13/2017

One of our members carved and water colored two of these beautiful cypress knees from cypress wood that came from Florida. The wood is soft and carves easily. He achieved mystical images using stop cuts to control paint bleeding and top coated with spray lacquer. He mists the water colors and the wood before painting.

We normally post finished pieces, but here are a couple of work-in-progress photos. This is what is known as a "dizzy" b...
06/12/2017

We normally post finished pieces, but here are a couple of work-in-progress photos. This is what is known as a "dizzy" bowl. By stacking the rings, a bowl is created.

Here is a bowl I made with small scraps of wood that I had left over from making pens.  All different kinds of wood.   T...
05/30/2017

Here is a bowl I made with small scraps of wood that I had left over from making pens. All different kinds of wood. They are kept together with turquoise colored epoxy. I put a segmented ring on top and a walnut base on the bottom.

Here's an open segmented vase made by Justin Ahrens, one of our members. It is made with 696 pieces of maple and walnut....
05/28/2017

Here's an open segmented vase made by Justin Ahrens, one of our members. It is made with 696 pieces of maple and walnut. There is a glass insert so that real flowers can be used.

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I finally finished my Chess/Checker Pieces, Board and Storage Box. This project took me, off and on, about a year to complete.
One of our Club members, Justin, enjoys restoring old wood working tools and bringing them back to life. This is a DeWalt radial arm saw from around 1956. Fixed up, it cuts as good as new!
Chessboard made out of Curly Mapel, Granadillo and Padauk.
This is a cutting board made by one of our club members, Justin. It is a 3d illusion board using walnut, maple, birch and honey locust. It is around 10x14".
This wonderful segmented yarn bowl is made out of walnut, maple, purple heart and koa by a club member, Leroy.
These artistic vases were lathe turned out of Piñon by one of our club members, Gary.
I just finished making chess pieces out of Bethlehem Olivewood and Cocobolo.
I am making chess pieces out of Bethlehem Olivewood and Cocobolo. Here are the kings.
This is my second Pumpkin Tray using left over segment turning parts. I am making a third one.
Here is a pumpkin tray that I made using left over segmented parts.
I had a little time on my hands. This is another Sunshine Bowl much like the one I made before but with a different shape. The light wood is Curly Maple, the dark wood, top and bottom, is Granadillo.
Here is a salt shaker and pepper grinder pair made by Justin, one of our club members. It is made of segmented zebrawood with 16 segments in each ring.