December 1, 2014

December 2, 2014 Ornament Demo and PARTY!

Attention all ye Chipmakers and Turners

  We have secured a great Demonstrator for our December meeting. Sir Ed Pfau has graciously agreed to show all the ins and outs of doing beautiful Christmas Ornaments, which of course includes the tiny spindles that go so well with them.

  Ed has done many of these. He has taught this numerous times before this Christmas time.  As a machinist, Ed can do anything you might be able to dream up. NO Joke!

  So saddle up your horse, hitch up the sleigh (pray for snow) and head over to Dave and Joan McKeithan's hideout and beautiful shop. You won't be disappointed since the gals have planned a Party after the Demo!

  Don't forget to bring a piece of wood, or a tool you no longer use to give away in the raffle.  Or something else that someone else can use. Be generous as this it the spirit of the SEASON!

  Our Famous WWT Raffle is always good.

  Bring your favorite spouse, significant other, or boss you are trying to impress.
This is the place to be on Tuesday evening @ 6:30 pm.


Seasons Greetings to all.

October 15, 2014

November 4, 2014 - Demonstration: Left Overs to Practical Gifts- Great Ideas by J.Skinner

November 4, 2014 -6:30 PM

  Regular Meeting followed by Demonstrator John Skinner

      The Business meeting will include  Elections for the New Year. These won't take very long -just right for that Cuppa from Joan's Famous Coffee Stash.         

    Mr. Skinner will show us various ways to turn all that left over wood into practical gifts and objects just right for the Holidays.  Imagination will give you many and varous ways to use those left-over scraps rather than burning them in the fireplace.

   Make sure to bring some turned piece you made recently: a bowl, pen, vase. Also bring some wood to share with someone in the raffle.  Then don't forget the $25 Gift Certificate to The Woodcraft Store
  Bring a friend and enjoy an evening of Creativity Plus! in making shavings galore. Thanksgiving and Christmas  Holidays are coming up. Time to make Gifts for all those wonderful friends you re-connect with.

6:30 PM. Be There!
  Free Coffee from Joan's Famous Stash.

Pictures taken at the meeting by John Walsh ( iPhone 6 Plus - ^__^ ):

November Election Results

Previously in office

President: Daniel Brinneman
Videographer / Website updates: Daniel Brinneman
Vice President / Website updates: Moe Gingerich
Treasurer / Secretary: Ed Trevillian
Director (sets up shop for demos): Dave McKeithan

Starting January 2015, we have a new president. Daniel served two years as the club’s president and wanted to continue being the videographer and helping with website maintenance.

President: John Walsh
Videographer / Website updates: Daniel Brinneman
Vice President / Website updates: Moe Gingerich
Treasurer / Secretary: Ed Trevillian
Director (sets up shop for demos): Dave McKeithan

October 10, 2014

October 11-12, 2014 - Waxhaw Autumn Treasures Festival

Saturday, October 11, 2014

We'll be at the Waxhaw Autumn Treasures Festival on both days, Saturday and Sunday, until 5 p.m. Come by our booth for a spinning top (donations accepted) or to buy a bowl, platter or other vessel. For $10, we can assist you behind the lathe if you'd like to try your hand at it.

Our booth is right on the corner of W. North Main Street and Hwy 16, indicated by the red pin the map below. See you there!

September 19, 2014

October 7, 2014 - Walter and Kathy Hazelrigg - Enhancing woodturning with carving and coloring


We have a great Demo scheduled for Tuesday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. Walter and Kathy Hazelrigg do woodturning and then enhance their work with carving and coloring.

Leaves and flowers are but a few thing that end up on their turnings. There is hand work and power carving to create some very beautiful creations. We will try to send out a couple photos of their work when it becomes available.

SO set the evening of October 7 aside to watch some really creative juices running that evening. You surely will enjoy the watching this demo.

Come out for some of Joan's great coffee, good time of sharing ideas, see some good Show-and-Tell, a great raffle and good times with friends.

Starts at 6:30 p.m.

Don't forget to keep the Waxhaw “Autumn Treasures” Fall Festival on your calendar for the following Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Give back to the community by helping turn some nice Spin Tops and Honey Dippers. We always have a great reception on this weekend from all who see our booth. 

See you there!

Here's the Google Plus Event link if you want to add your pictures to it during and after the meeting for others to see:

August 29, 2014

Sept 2, 2014 - Mr. Tim Rinehart to do CREATIVITY!

Creativity Central!

When has your Creativity been Challenged?

Come one, Come All.  We have a great Demo with Mr. Tim Rinehart this coming Tuesday September 2, 2014. Mr. Rinehart will show his prowess by making a number of fancy designs in wood.

Would you like to see the face of your daughter, son, wife, or grandchild in wood? Well, then you must see this Demo!
Have you tried the Joyner Pendant Jig to make a fancy item?

How to make a very desirable and creative piece from a old piece  from your stash of leftover wood. Or take some peach, cherry, or apple turned creatively on the lathe. Yes you can…then you must see Mr. Rinehart do his thing!

  6:15 pm - some free coffee from Joan's famous brew
  6:30 for a short update and plans for the Fall Fest in Waxhaw be followed by the Creative Genius of Mr. Rinehart

  Raffle Break - win some wood or a $25 Gift Certificate

  See you there!

Event photos available here

Slideshow presented by Tim during the demonstration. Copyright by

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.


June 18, 2014

July 1, 2014 - Meeting cancelled

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