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

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

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.

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 ( 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.

RSVP on our Google Plus Event to see shared photos and videos from the night, or do it so you can submit your own with the Google Plus app on your smartphone (enter Party Mode) or upload them later after the meeting.

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