August 2, 2014

August 5, 2014 - Demonstration by Moe Gingerich

Moe demonstrates use of his homemade Hook Tool
When we desire to hollow a vase or other deeper vessel it seems we are always frustrated. Last winter, Alan Lacer presented making a hook tool which he touts as a great way to make your own method.

He presents a fairly easy way to make a tool without lots of outlay. Using easily available devices most folks may even have in their shop and in an hour you can make one. It is not hard and not rocket science.

This demo presented by Moe Gingerich will outline and detail making your own Hook Tool that you should be able to enjoy and use with ease.

Here's the Hook Tool handout that Moe distributed during the meeting.

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June 18, 2014

July 1, 2014 - Meeting cancelled

Happy July 4 celebrations! We will see you at the August meeting.

June 2, 2014

June 3, 2014 - Pepper Mill demonstration by Jack Reyome

Jack Reyome at the lathe tonight
Our meeting is tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. Demo starts at 7 p.m. Bring a wood-turned item for Show-and-Tell that you've made, I should have the Woodcraft gift card in the raffle. $1 for one ticket, $5 for six tickets to join in the raffle. Anyone welcome. Moe Gingerich tells me that Jack Reyome (http://www.towncreekturning.com/) is scheduled to demo a pepper grinder for us on the lathe. Our location address is: 7105 Steele Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173 Daniel has been super busy so he hasn't had much time to set aside to edit the past videos.

May 2, 2014

Roland Hege


With much sadness I have been informed that our dear friend, Roland Hege, has passed away last night.

I guess he was having some trouble breathing then had a cardiac arrest in the hospital…

He was a wonderful friend, woodturner, with a great sense of humor. He and a friend designed and made a beautiful Rose Engine lathe being able to make the most intricate turnings you ever saw! What a wonderful machinist instructor-technician with a special list of friends all over the place.

Roland will be missed tremendously.


—Moe Gingerich

April 4, 2014

May 6, 2014 - Celtic Knots demonstration by Joe Giannina

Come at 6:30 p.m. for a short meeting, followed by the demonstration at 7 p.m.

Anyone is welcome, bring your friends and neighbors. Seating limited.

If you missed our most recent workshop on March 29, then you'll want to come see Joe Giannina show us how he makes Celtic Knots on the lathe.

Hot coffee provided by Dave and Joan McKeithan.


Challenge yourself

Make something on the wood lathe for Show-and-Tell and one for the raffle, or one for both. We'll have the $25 gift certificate for Woodcraft in the raffle.



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