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