Well, we had a good day, or at least that was my take on things.
Everyone showed up on time and I was ready for the crowd, we had 11 members, including myself......
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This is Suzuki San talking about the finishing technique he was showing us, he is the current president of our club.
Here is Suzuki San again showing this technique, he is using the steel from a power hacksaw blade, sharpened much like a double bevel scraper. I'll be trying this myself soon, and will detail it then.
One of the members giving it a go.
We had a great time, Alex Reid came as well, and we had a good chat, as usual, and I think everyone was pleased. By having the meeting at my workshop, the only costs are individual ones the people need to expend to get to the meeting, which they would have to spend anyways. The other thing is I'm fairly central, being in downtown Tokyo. We usually rent out a workshop in a cultural center, it has not lathe, Suzuki San trucks in a VL300 Demo lathe from his workshop, and the place runs us $600 a day, I think, so this is a WAY cheaper set up. I have been asked to host another meeting in March.
It was a bit crowded, and I'm sure glad it was 9 Japanese guys down then, not 9 of my sized guys
One quick note, a lot of members had not seen or turned on a DVR in person, and they were impressed, they had a very low opinion of the DVR before this day, (most have the Vicmarc VL300 or other models, and a few have Oneway lathes!).
I think everything went rather well, and I look forward to doing it again!