Hi There, Fellow Waxhaw Woodturners and Guests,
Our next meeting will be held at Dave & Joan McKeithan's shop in lovely wooded Waxhaw on September 1 (top of the ninth) at 6:30 PM. Our demonstrator for this month will be ... well, it's me. I'll be turning and burning a regulation baseball bat from hard maple. With the play-offs and the World Series quickly approaching, it's a good idea to make sure we all know how to turn bats in case H&B (the manufacturer of Louisville Sluggers) suddenly goes out of business Come a bit early and enjoy a cup or nine of the McKeithan's globally famous coffee and share some turning tales with fellow turners We'll be having a raffle again this month - tickets are $1.00 each or 6/$5.00. If you have anything turning related you rarely or no longer use or some extra blanks or logs and are willing to donate it/them to the raffle, please feel free to bring it with you. Don't forget to bring your latest turnings for Show-n-Tell. S-n-T is a good way for other turners to get inspiration from the work we've each done so bring those boxes, pepper mills, bowls, pens, hollow forms and bottle stoppers to show the rest of us what we can do. A note for planning purposes: our October meeting will not be on the regularly scheduled date. Instead, we will be meeting on Saturday, October 3 for a workshop where we will turn lidded bowls for the Beads of Courage program. BoC supports kids undergoing procedures for serious illnesses. For each procedure, the young patients receive a bead. The lidded bowls (5" to 6" in width) are used to store the loose beads. We'll be meeting at Moe Gingerich's shop at 1:00 PM and will turn until about 5:00 PM. Following the workshop, we'll have a bonfire/ Weiner roast with the turners and their families. More details will be available shortly. I hope to see y'all on Tuesday evening, 9/1/15. Cheers, John Walsh, President
The Famous Louisville Slugger!