March 4, 2015

March 3, 2014 Demostration and Meeting : Tool Sharpening -Don't Miss!

Regular Meeting and Demonstration at the

   Waxhaw Woodturning Club at the McKeithan Castle Shop- regular location.

6:30 PM Come one come all

  Come a little early to start with some of Joan's Famous Coffee

  Expert Mr. Ed Pfau

  We have a great demonstrator which will give all attendees a good boost for
the new month.  Ed Pfau will show us the fine art of putting a perfect edge on your tools to allow a perfect cut. When the tools are prepared and keep a fine edge, cutting is so much easier and efficient.

  Ed has been greatly appreciated for his expertise over the past years. He has forgotten more than most of us will come close to remembering.  So come with an open and sharp mind to absorb the great tips form the PRO!

 Come prepared to share a couple pieces of extra wood, or tool you don't use any more for the RAFFLE. This is always a good pause in the Program.

   Also keep in mind to share an idea to make the WWT Club a stronger and better place to meet in 2015. We already have some good programs on the docket.

 6:30 PM!

January 21, 2015

February 3, 2015 Demonstrator Confirmed!

Hello Waxhaw Woodturners!

My how time flies!  It seems as if only a month ago I was writing to pass along info about the January meeting … wait!  It was a month ago ; >)  (Poor attempt at humor, I know.  Give the poor guy a chance.)

Unfortunately, I am unable to do any turning or play with sharp instruments for a while due to the medications I am now taking, so I will not be demonstrating the faux segmented pen I was going do in January.  Fortunately, Ed Trevillian has stepped up and has agreed to do the demo this month.  Ed will be demonstrating how to turn a clamshell clock and thermometer desk set.  Photos of one of Ed’s turnings will be available on the web site shortly. (

Our meeting will start at 6:30 PM at Dave and Joan McKeithan’s shop deep in the woods of Waxhaw.  Come early and enjoy Joan’s skillfully brewed coffee and chat with your fellow turners.

If you have anything you would like to donate to the raffle, please bring it along.  We’ll be happy to raffle off your extra wood, tools or anything else turning related.

Bring along some of your latest turnings to show off during the Show-N-Tell portion of the meeting.  And, if you have unique tools or other items for sale, bring them along too; someone may be interested in buying them from you.

If you know of anyone who may be interested in woodturning — or learning about woodturning — invite them to join you at the meeting.  Guests and potential new members are always welcome.

See you on the Third!

John Walsh
President, Waxhaw Woodturners

December 27, 2014

2015 Demonstration Starts with Pres. John Walsh

NEW YEAR KICK-OFF Demonstration by Pres. John Walsh

January 6, 2015


President John Walsh has so graciously agreed to supply the expertise on some fine turning and finishing of some real creative productions. John has done many many hundreds of pens and other beautiful smalls. He will continue the tradition of great work and different kinds of woods with very very nice finishes.

December 1, 2014

December 2, 2014 - Christmas Ornaments Demo with Ed Pfau and Christmas Party!

Ed Pfau at the ready for the Christmas Ornaments demonstration - Image taken by Daniel Brinneman

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: