November 17, 2006

Meeting 22

November 7, 2006 MINUTES for

The Waxhaw Woodturners of Waxhaw NC.

The Business Meeting was called to order by President McKeithan. Short discussions followed about the next few events including a Christmas Party which is now set for Dec. 2, 2006. The Next regular meeting is on Dec. 5,2006 at 6:30pm. The President announced the opening of nominations for the 2007 Officers, Election to be held on December 5, 2006. Positions open are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Librarian. These are the officers required by the American Association of Woodturners and we are a Chapter of the National Organization. All nominations are to be submitted to President McKeithan. Secy-Treasurer asked and received approval to purchase a Quick Books product called Customer Manager to help keep track of all our members, dues, communications, etc. Cost expected to be between $30 and $50.

Demo followed: ORNAMENTAL BIRDHOUSES BY ARTIST

BRIAN DUTTERER

Brian had an excellent Demo showing how he creates very cute Birdhouses as Christmas Ornaments. He first rounds a short peice and drills a hole in the end (center) with a flat scraper as a drill bit, then shapes the outside, drills a tiny hole for the perch and another hole a bit bigger for the "front door" and sets it aside. For the top, Brian expertly and very exactingly fashions a neat round sloping roof, with the bottom fittting to the first part already prepared. The top is glued to the bottom with CA glue and the perch added which he carefully had turned to exactly fit into the tiny hole. A small eye is added at the top to hang it and it is complete. Two different wood species makes for a pretty contrast however it is not demanded. Brian creates these very expertly and it looks exactly like it.

Meeting 21

Waxhaw Woodturners October 3, 2006 Minutes
Demo on Christmas Tree Ornaments
By Robin Russell
Pres. Dave called meeting to order, Treasurers report: $565.39 in bank account. There were 20 people in attendance including 7 most welcome visitors.
Our next event is the Autumn Treasurers Craft Show in Waxhaw on October 14 and 15. We need volunteers to assist in setup and demonstrations through out the day. Please let Dave know of your desire to be helping by calling or emailing him. 704-843-4607.
Next meeting: There is no demonstrator secured as of now for the November 7 meeting. We are asking for input on what kind of demo you desire. The Christmas Party will be on December 5, 2006 with a white elephant gift exchange. Keep your calendar open for this wonderful holiday celebration.

Robin Russell, one of our very own members and an employee of Woodcraft gave a great demo on Christmas Tree Ornaments. Snippets of his creations include
- a Snow Man painted with black dots for buttons,
- Icicles,
- a basic 1 inch square x5 inch piece -brass ended drilled at 7 mm. w/ formed piece and brass ferrule glued inside like a pen (or without),
- hollow forms with a small ball inside,
- balls hollowed (less weight for the Christmas Tree) and painted,
- Egg shaped pieces with circumnavigation lines and finials either simple or elaborate.
- Hollowing can be done with making a ball, parting it and then rough out 2 mini bowl and re-glue them matching grain, then finish finials and painting or clear finish as desired This makes for a very pretty objects. This makes for some very delightful objects.
- Another piece resembles an old carriage lamp: by taking a 2 1/2 inch square length of wood drilled with two 1 ¼” holes at -90 degree angles exactly in the center then turning it down to size carefully shaping -resembling an old carriage lamp. The perpendicular holes even allow a small tree turned tree to stand inside (even painted green if you like).

We had lots of fun with the Raffle tonight included a $25 gift certificate from Woodcraft, an ambrosia maple blank, a cherry bowl blank, and a $15 Craft Supply certificate.Adjourned 8:45 pm. Submitted by Moses Gingerich, Secy-Treasurer

Meeting 20

Beginners Woodturning Class-Sept. 23, 2006
The Waxhaw Woodturners presented a class for Turning Basics on tool nomenclature, identification, proper use, and sharpening.

The Beginners Woodturning Class was held on Saturday Sept 23 at 1:00 with a number of members and visitors attending. Dave McKeithan and Robin Williams were instructors helped by Moses Gingerich. 3 lathes were available for hands on training after the Lecture by WWT President McKeithan.
The 6 Laws of Woodturning -A Foundation Course by Keith Rowley was presented along with Basic of the Lathe, Tools, Safety, and demos of tools and basic techniques. This followed a hands on time to practice. Art Wyse completed a nice walnut bowl and others also creating interesting objects.
President Dave also taught Sharpening Basics and demonstrated using the Wolverine Sharpening System on all the various tools. An excellent day where much was learned. If those not able to come would like to see another class please contact President Dave McKeithan.

Meeting 19

Waxhaw Woodturners
October 3, 2006 Minutes
Demo on Christmas Tree Ornaments
By Robin Russell

Pres. Dave called meeting to order, Treasurers report: $565.39 in bank account. There were 20 people in attendance including 7 most welcome visitors.

Our next event is the Autumn Treasurers Craft Show in Waxhaw on October 14 and 15. We need volunteers to assist in setup and demonstrations through out the day. Please let Dave know of your desire to be helping by calling or emailing him. 704-843-4607.

Next meeting: There is no demonstrator secured as of now for the November 7 meeting. We are asking for input on what kind of demo you desire. The Christmas Party will be on December 5, 2006 with a white elephant gift exchange. Keep your calendar open for this wonderful holiday celebration.

Robin Russell, one of our very own members and an employee of Woodcraft gave a great demo on Christmas Tree Ornaments. Snippets of his creations include
n a Snow Man painted with black dots for buttons,
n Icicles,
n a basic 1 inch square x5 inch piece -brass ended drilled at 7 mm. w/ formed piece and brass ferrule glued inside like a pen (or without),
n hollow forms with a small ball inside,
n balls hollowed (less weight for the Christmas Tree) and painted,
n Egg shaped pieces with circumnavigation lines and finials either simple or elaborate.
n Hollowing can be done with making a ball, parting it and then rough out 2 mini bowl and re-glue them matching grain, then finish finials and painting or clear finish as desired This makes for a very pretty objects. This makes for some very delightful objects.
n Another piece resembles an old carriage lamp: by taking a 2 1/2 inch square length of wood drilled with two 1 ¼” holes at -90 degree angles exactly in the center then turning it down to size carefully shaping -resembling an old carriage lamp. The perpendicular holes even allow a small tree turned tree to stand inside (even painted green if you like).

We had lots of fun with the Raffle tonight included a $25 gift certificate from Woodcraft, an ambrosia maple blank, a cherry bowl blank, and a $15 Craft Supply certificate.

Adjourned 8:45 pm.

Submitted by Moses Gingerich, Secy-Treasurer

Meeting 18

Waxhaw Woodturners
Minutes September 5, 2006
6:30pm
Demonstration on Pepper Mills
By David McKeithan, President
Waxhaw Woodturners

Meeting called to order by President McKeithan

Financial Report by Moe Gingerich, Secy.-Treasurer
Attendance: Ed Lysak, David Powles, Dave McKeithan, Joan McKeithan, John Hutchinson, Jason Hopkins, Melvin DeWalt, Moe Gingerich, Robin Russell.

Announcements:
Our Club will be demonstrating and showing woodturning expertise at the Autumn Treasurers in Waxhaw, NC on Oct. 14-15, 2006. The Southern Piedmont Woodturners will again be assisting us in the double booth. Volunteers are needed from our club to man the booth and turn some simple items for show and demonstration. Please call Dave McKeithan if you can help.

The Basics Class for beginning Woodturners is scheduled for September 23 at 1:00pm. - 4:00. Included will be Basic Tools, techniques, sharpening among other helpful topics will be covered. President Dave McKeithan is the instructor.

New members recently are Jason Hopkins, Ed Lysak, Melvin DeWalt, and Richard Hanson. WELCOME to our club and we want you to feel part of the group. If we can be of assistance please ask. We want to help you turn.

The Sept-Oct AAW Journal is arriving at the present. All members of our Club are encouraged to join the National organization -the American Association of Woodturners. Many benefits are available to members including lending library of instructional videos, a Resource Booklet, and many helps to the beginning or advanced woodturner. This is not mandatory but very helpful. The next AAW Symposium is scheduled for June 29-July 1, 2007.

President McKeithan presented making the Pepper Mill. Dave expertly showed the boring and turning and many different variations for salt and pepper vessels. It was a very good demonstration.
Raffle was held with many participants and the proceeds to be entered into the club coffers amounted to $ 35
Presented by Moses Gingerich, Secretary-Treasurer

August 4, 2006

Beginners Woodturning Class

The Waxhaw Woodturners is planning a class for Turning Basics on tool nomenclature, identification, proper use, and sharpening. It would very likely be held in a few weeks on a Saturday afternoon and be for approximately 2-3 hours. There will be no charge for Waxhaw Woodturners Members and a nominal charge for non-members.

If you or anyone you know is interested in this class contact club President David McKeithan at (704) 843-4907 or send an email to Secy-Treasurer Moses Gingerich. If you have a preference on which day it should be held your input is invited. Probably the class will be presented in August.

Meeting 17

Demonstration on Goblets

Meeting called to order by VP Bill Carley. President Dave arrived later.

In attendance: Bill Carley, John Hutchinson, Art Wyse, Moe Gingerich, Dan Kurtz, Vernon Frank, Joan McKeithan, Dave McKeithan, and a number of Visitors: Neil Hasty, Melvin DeWalt, Brian Butterer, Mitchell Wyse, Mary Ann and Terry Gaddy, Jason Hopkins, Josh Burch, Ed Pfau, Ed Lysak.

Cash in bank: $362.86; cash on hand: $84.00.

Moe announced that the 14 inch band saw is completed and in operation at the Waxhaw Woodturners Club Shop thanks to the Charlotte Woodturners for donating it to us!

Roland Hege Demonstrator showed the fine art of producing a beautiful and unique Goblet. He makes many of his own tools which are custom to his liking, several being quite uniquely shaped scrapers. Mr. Hege demonstrated a new tool invented by Brian Dutterer which has just been patented and produced with Mr. Hege. It makes a uniform wall thickness to bowls and goblets adjusted at will. Brian had a number for sale. A photo will be loaded on our Web Site at http://waxhawwoodturners.googlepages.com when it becomes available. The tool worked very nice and will be a good addition to any Woodturners’ tool bag.
Roland often makes his goblets with several captive rings on the stem. His demo included an easy to understand and practical explanation for these. They are sanded and even he even had them interlocking and captive. The entire process was quite speedy and completed it quickly.

We are planning a Saturday Beginners Turning Basics Class soon and will be announced on the web site and emailed to our own email list.

Minutes submitted by Secy- Treasurer, Moses Gingerich.
See you next Month: Demo on Salt and Pepper Mill.

July 26, 2006

Meeting 16

Minutes of The Waxhaw Woodturners
And Demo on Square Plates by John Benton
July 11, 2006

Meeting called to Order by President Dave McKeithan
Members in attendance: Art Wyse, Dan Kurtz, DD Gamble, Joan McKeithan, Dave McKeithan, Daniel Brinneman, John Hutchinson, John Benton Demonstrator, Moe Gingerich, and visitor Neal Brinneman.
Secy-Treasurer Report: Bank Balance $247 and Cash on Hand $87.
A 14” bandsaw was donated to us by the Charlotte Woodturners. It needs repairs.
Demonstration

Demo turning a plate with a 1 ½ inches-thick piece rectangular to make square shaped plates in Ambrosia Maple. Use a smaller gouge with an “Ellsworth” grind approaching using the “riding the bevel” technique only. If a regular scraper approach is used it becomes too rough and tears out the wood when it would not need to be. Starting between centers the bottom of the plate is profiled, and by holding a white paper behind the plate sighting lengthwise along a side will easily show an irregular profile (thickness) and the uneven ridges inevitably formed during the bevel cuts.
Set the completed bottom plate back on the lathe by reverse chucking or use the “jamb chuck” technique to turn and finish the top. Most of John’s gouges were ground with the “Ellsworth” grind and he used them for all the cuts tonight. He also used the very slight burr formed on the rear side of the tool by sharpening on a grindstone as a standard reverse scraper and he made several very fine finishing passes resulting a quite smooth surface with very little sanding.
Double and triple check the chuck tension to verify the safety of the hold. A special technique is to drill a small hole into the top center the correct depth to determine the proper depth cut and rid the bowl of the middle “peg” early in the cut. Set the tool rest at the proper height to allow the final distance to rid the center “peg” from the bowl. Remember to use only “riding the bevel to make the smoothest cuts, less tear out, cutting from the outside edge going on to the center.
If one makes a smaller center “ring or ridge”, John showed how to use a wooden jig to mark a line off-center emanating from the center circle to the outer edges. This provides a motion element to a plate especially if the lines are then cut non-uniformly giving an added sense of high speed rotation. Al Stirt, a very successful carver/turner achieves high dollars per finished piece….over $1000 for a plate! John showed the Dremel with a vibrating adapter and a v shaped bit to carve lines and other accents on the pieces.
John reminded us to always finish a piece completely with sanding since it will change slightly making it impossible to sand later except by hand. Time spent at the first opportunity is slight compared to time later.
The evening was quite engaging and valuable for additional skills to make very interesting pieces. John is an excellent and accomplished teacher and we recommend him for other demo times.
The raffle produced $45 and several cherry blanks (donated by President McKeithan) sold for the clubs benefit was $25.
Next Month: Goblets, followed by Pepper Mills (Sept), and then Christmas Ornaments!
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm.

June 7, 2006

Meeting 15

June 2006 Meeting of the 
WAXHAW WOODTURNERS
Chapter 242 AAW



Called to order Dave McKeithan at 6:30 pm


Attendees:
  • Dave McKeithan
  • Joan McKeithan
  • D.D. Gamble
  • Robin Russell
  • Vernon Frank
  • Bill Carley
  • David Powles
  • Steven Kaetterhenry
  • Jeremy Kaetterhenry
  • Matt Perry

New members and first time attendees recognized were Jeremy Kaetterhenry, Steven Kaetterhenry, Matt Perry, and D.D Gamble.


Visitor: Michael Bucklin


President Dave McKeithan gave a very positive report on the Waxhaw Springfest '06 which brought in $45, met lots of people, and 4 new members. Tops were made for kids and sold. Much interest was generated and we were invited to do more demos with various organizations. Help from the Southern Piedmont Woodturners was good. This brings us more confidence to do future public demonstrations perhaps at Home Depot. The Sothern Piedmont group has quarterly workshops on Sundays 5- 6 hours with hands on training. Perhaps We could also do a forum like that.

We discussed purchasing some supplies including sandpapers and finishes for the W.W.T. Club shop from Klingspors. Dave will order tomorrow.


Mr. Russell gave an introduction to Pen/Pencil turning. A very complete demo showing techniques, mandrels, bushings, tools, pen styles, with all aspects of the production of beautiful pens. They make personal gifts for anyone your friends and acquaintances giving a long term reminder of a hand crafted piece of goodwill.

The next meeting we will have a demo for pepper mills for July; then August is scheduled for a Goblet demo by Roland Hege from the Southern Piedmont Woodturners. The raffle included another $25 Gift certificate for Woodcraft and a number of bowl blanks.

Submitted by Moses

May 29, 2006

Waxhaw Springfest ‘06

Waxhaw Spring Fest 2006
Saturday and Sunday
May 27 & 28, 2006
Waxhaw Spring Fest 2006 was a wonderful event for so many families, individuals, and the entire community. It was well attended and brought many folks to the booth of the Waxhaw Woodturners. We had 2 lathes set up under a tent and had several members of the Southern Woodturners from Concord to help us turn bowls and many other beautiful pieces crafted with great skill. The response was quite positive and very encouraging to all of us.
We had many inquiries for membership and a number of requests for instruction and classes. Flyers given out explained the organization of the WW Club and our scheduled meetings with demonstrations. It was received very graciously and with much interest.
A number of items sold were handcrafted by Dave and Joan McKeithan and others. It provided encouragement and delight to each artist spurring us on to more and higher quality pieces with original inspired designs.
This experience was well worth the effort and each artist involved is congratulated.
This is a job well done!

May 28, 2006

Meeting 14

WAXHAW WOODTURNERS MEETING
MAY 9,2006
MCKEITHAN SHOP


Members in attendance: Art Wyse, Dave McKeithan, Joan McKeithan, Bill Carley, John Hutchinson, Moe Gingerich, Dan Kurtz, all have paid dues for the next year.


President McKeithan called meeting to order at 6:35 pm. Discussed was the Waxhaw Springfest '06 scheduled for May 27 and 28 with Southern Piedmont Woodturners from Concord will also assist with demos and manning the booth. Discussed was the setup and schedule to man the booth, and the equipment setup. President Dave will be organizing the show.


Membership Dues are to be collected starting this meeting for the 2006 membership year still set at only $20/year. President Dave is organizing the show.


Robin Russell from Woodcraft has indicated his willingness to be with us and demo at the next meeting. He has demonstrated at a number of events and seems to be a good turner to demo for us.


The Demonstrator tonight was Steven Richie from the Charlotte Woodturners Club, which gave us a great demo on lidded boxes. He showed how to make a box with a lid that fits properly. It really is not that hard so we all should be able to make boxes with lids.


Raffle: Woodcraft has continued to provide a $25 gift certificate for each meeting; we have other prizes including good bowl blanks.


Meeting adjourned at 8:40 pm

April 23, 2006

Meeting 13

Waxhaw Woodturners Monthly Meeting
Minutes April 4, 2006


Club Shop

Meeting at the Club Shop- 5813 Stonebridge Lane


Attendance:
Dave McKeithan, President

Dave Powles

Moe Gingerich, Secy-Treas.

Bill Carley

Vernon Frank


Meeting called to order by President Dave.


Treasurer Report:
Cash on hand and in the bank $ 78.98.
Money from mini raffle $45.
Dues paid by Dave Powles $20.

Total on hand at end of meeting $143.98

Our President Dave gave us another demo on sharpening tools, the basics are very important and he presented it very carefully and completely. We need to be very careful when we sharpen our tools and not over-do it with too much pressure. Careful observe the angles needed to sharpen an existing tool so it only needs a little "touching up" and barely any grinding. Dave gave us several diagrams to follow on different kinds of tools, giving the proper angles as accepted by most turners.

May brings us to our annual dues for membership. Please come ready to pay your dues, and if you are unable to attend, make arrangements to forward to the Treasurer.

Dave M. suggested that we design a logo for our club, perhaps using a theme of the Waxhaw Indians. Anyone wishing to make some drawings, a complete Logo, or do some research on the basic ingredients for such a design. Submit by next meeting or forward them the President Dave.

Next meeting we expect to have a demonstration on Lidded Boxes by Steve Richie. Please mark your calendar for a very good demo and valuable ideas for making boxes.

A good meeting: look what you missed!

Moe Gingerich, Secy-Treas.

March 18, 2006

Meeting 12

Waxhaw Woodturners
Minutes for March 7, 2006 Meeting

Attendees: Daniel Brinneman, Bill Carley, Vernon Frank, John Hutchinson, Dave McKeithan, Joan McKeithan, Woody McLendon, Brian Parlier, Dave Powles, Steve Richie, Art Wyse.

We had a very good turnout for this meeting with 11 people attending.

The business meeting was started at 6:40. Our account balance was reported as $44.98 at the February meeting. We took in $24 from the raffle last month, giving us a current balance of $68.98.

The main business topic was the Waxhaw spring craft show on the Memorial Day Weekend. We are proceeding to sign up for a booth there. So far, we have 5 people signed up to man the booth, but we need a few more to give these guys relief, so please consider helping out. Contact Bill or myself if you can. Members should also be able to sell some of their work there and we are asking for 20% of sales to go to the club.

We held the mini raffle again and brought in $25 for the club. We raffled a $25 gift certificate to Woodcraft, and had an interesting assortment of bowl blanks brought by several members. Thanks to all for the contributions. All attendees received a 10% coupon for Woodcraft.

Our speaker for the night was Brian Parlier from the Charlotte club. The subject was working with green wood. We demonstrated cutting a rough log and methods for marking and rough shaping the blank round. Brian discussed the nature of green wood and how it moves. He gave recommendations on rough turning methods and thickness allowances. He discussed various ways to control the drying process of the rough turned blank. He also demonstrated various ways to re-true and re-chuck the blank once it has been dried. Brian brought several examples of bowls he had rough turned and dried and we proceeded to re-chuck one and finish turn it.

We also demonstrated the use of a vacuum chuck and Dave promised to post some information on the website on how to build one yourself.

This was a very informative demonstration and much thanks to Brian for coming out and sharing his experience with us.

Dave McKeithan
March 10,2006

February 8, 2006

Meeting 11

Minutes for February 7, 2006 Meeting

Attendees: Bill Carley, Franklin Dearmore, Vernon Frank, John Hutchinson, Dave McKeithan, Joan
McKeithan. Guest: Cliff Green

The business meeting was started at 6:40. Our account balance was reported as $142.18 at the January
meeting. Since then we have taken in $20 in dues and $29 from the raffle last month. We purchased the
tool sharpening system at a cost of $146.20. Thanks to Woodcraft for a 20% discount on the system.

Current balance is $44.98.

The Waxhaw spring craft show is Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend).
We discussed setting up a booth there and doing demos. We hope to raise money for the club by
offering our demo turnings for a small donation to the club. Members should also be able to sell some
of their work there and we are asking for 20% of sales to go to the club. We also hope to bring in some
new members with this exposure. We need volunteers to man the booth and do demos. Please let Bill or
I know if you are available to help.

The annual Woodworking Show in Charlotte is on February 17, 18 & 19 this year. The Charlotte club
will have a booth there and I have volunteered to help man the booth. Perhaps they will let us offer
brochures about our club as well.

We need an agenda item for the March meeting. We are looking for ideas from the members for what
you would like to see demonstrated. Please forward your suggestions to Bill or I.

We held the mini raffle again and brought in $24 for the club. We raffled a $25 gift certificate to
Woodcraft, a small router table, a spalted maple bowl blank and a couple of sets of pen blanks. All
attendees received a 10% coupon for Woodcraft.

Our agenda for the night was tool sharpening. We started by doing a review of the various types of
turning tools and the proper bevel angles for each tool. Dave then demonstrated how to set up the
Wolverine system to grind each kind of tool. All members present had an opportunity to try out the
system by sharpening tools they had brought or the club tools. I think all would agree that the system is
relatively easy to learn and provides consistent and sharp profiles with little effort.

Bill took the sharpening system with him and will drop it off at the shop one day this week. If you want
to use the system and did not attend, please take the time to read through the instructions and/or ask one
of the members that have been trained to show you how to use it.

Dave McKeithan
February 9,2006

January 4, 2006

Meeting 10

Minutes for January 3, 2006 Meeting

Attendees: Bill Carley, Franklin Dearmore, Vernon Frank, Dan Kurtz, Woody McLendon, Dave
McKeithan, Art Wyse, Jim Belina.

The meeting began at 6:30 and the first 30 minutes was devoted to club business. We began by
discussing the results of the officers meeting held on Dec. 20, 2005. During that meeting, officer's
duties were adopted and we decided we need an additional officer so that one person (Moe) isn't
required to do both the jobs of the Secretary and the Treasurer. A request was made for volunteers to
serve as an officer. It was also decided our meetings would start at 6:30 to permit hour for business and
two hours for the meeting program. Minutes for that meeting are posted on the website.

We discussed planning for our programs (demos) for the upcoming year. We plan to do a demo and
training on tool sharpening at the February meeting. Members were encouraged to submit ideas for
future demos. If you are interested in seeing something demonstrated, please send your ideas to Bill
Carley.

Current balance in our account is $142.18. It was proposed that the next purchase be a sharpening
system. The members present agreed with this proposal and we will have the system set-up for the
February meeting.

We had our first raffle at the meeting. This was very successful as we collected $29. We raffled a $25
gift certificate from Woodcraft, a spalted maple bowl blank and a number of different types of pen
blanks. Thanks to all that contributed items.

We gave all in attendance 10% discounts coupons to Woodcraft. We should have these available at
future meetings as well.

Woody McLendon joined as a member at the meeting.

Jim Belina, an officer with the Charlotte Woodturners attended the meeting. He invited all members to
attend the Charlotte meetings. Guests are welcome; you do not need to be a member to attend. The
Charlotte club has a lot of experienced turners and I would encourage you to visit them as often as you
can. We agreed we would exchange meeting notices between the clubs. Our program began at 7:00.
Dave McKeithan did a demo on basic bowl turning. Topics covered were wood choices and
preparation, bowl mounting methods, tools for bowl turning and a review of the 6 laws of woodturning.
We proceeded to turn a bowl from a spalted maple blank. Several members tried their hand at
hollowing cuts.

The club lathe has been returned to Moe's shop. Please feel free to use it there. Bill Carley and I have
keys to the shop. Bill lives across the street from Moe, so give him a call if you want to use the shop.
Give me a call if you can't get up with him and I'll bring a key over. Please take time to read the
instructions for the equipment and be safe. Finally, please leave the shop as you find it.

Dave McKeithan
January, 9, 2006

Meeting 9

Time: Jan 3, 2006 6:30 pm

Greetings to all. I hope you have all been enjoying the Christmas holiday. Now that all the holiday
activity is behind us, it's time to get back to woodturning.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 3, 2006. The meeting will be at Dave McKeithan's shop.
The meeting will start at 6:30 and the first 30 minutes will be devoted to club business. We will try to
start our demo for the night at 7:00. All members are invited to attend both the business and demo
segments of the meeting.

The program for the night will be basic bowl turning. We will cover material preparation, mounting
methods, tools and basic turning techniques. I hope to turn a bowl quickly and turn the lathe over to
those who want to give it a try. Bring something you want to try to turn and I have a few blanks laying
around that someone can experiment with.

If we want to bring the club lathe from Moe's shop, someone give me a call and we'll arrange to get it
here.

We had a small mix-up regarding when membership dues are due. A review of the previous minutes on
the website shows that the club was officially formed at our May meeting and all paid dues are good
until the end of April 2006. Of course if you want to pay early that would be appreciated. Any new or
early dues or contributions will be used to fund the next club purchase, a sharpening system.

Speaking of fund raising, we're going to have something new at this meeting. It will be a mini-raffle. I
have a $25 gift certificate from Woodcraft and I will try to get one from Klingspor as well. I also have
a couple of wood blanks. If any other members would like to bring wood or any other thing you have
laying around your shop that you don't really need that other people might be interested in, please bring
them and we will put them in the raffle. Raffle ticket will be $1 each and $6 for 5 tickets. All funds will
go towards the sharpening system, so bring your items to contribute to the raffle and a few extra dollar
bills.

We also have 10% discount coupons to Woodcraft. Everyone attending the meeting will receive a
coupon that is good for one use for the month.

We had our first officers meeting on December 20, 2005. The minutes of the meeting are posted on our
website, http://www.geocities.com/waxhawwoodturners/ We discussed some of our plans for the
coming year, so read through the minutes and voice your comments or suggestions at the business
segment of the January meeting. Your input is very important to the direction of the club.

Directions to the shop. From Monroe - take 200 south about 12 miles. You will go through a flashing
yellow light where Providence road crosses 200 (McCain's cross roads). Continue 0.8 mile to Steele
road and turn right. Go to the end of the state maintenance and the road turns into a farm road. Stay on
this road until it dead-ends at my house.

>From the south, Steele road is about 12 miles north of Lancaster and about 1 mile north of where
Davis road crosses 200.

>From Waxhaw, take hwy 75 towards Monroe. As you leave town, you will go through a sharp right
turn and about 1/4 mile ahead the road "Y's". There is fairly new service station there with a car wash.
75 goes to the left, but you should bear to the right. I think the name of this road is Waxhaw/Mineral
Springs road, but it has several names, depending on where you are on it. Take this road past a church
with an octagonal top and take the next right onto Providence road. Take this to hwy 200 and follow
the instructions above.

See you there.
Dave McKeithan