May 30, 2011

WWT Demo/Class on SAT June 11, 2011- NEW DATE!

Charles Farrar, Artist Extroadinaire
Hello Woodturners,

Well, June's the "first Tuesday" meeting date has been CHANGED to Saturday  June 11, 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM. Lunch will be catered for $7.50ea. so PLEASE notify John Skinner cell: 704-882-1650 or home 704-242-3155. Note it is the same meeting place as usual: the very end of Steele Rd at the shop of Dave and Joan McKeithan.

This is a Demo and workshop/class with Charles Farrar:

"Attendees will see how the demonstrator turns an open-faced bowl so that it's edge can be fashioned in a scalloped form. It should be understood that scalloped edge bowls require turning and off-lathe handwork using rasps, power sanders, etc. The class is intended to provide a look at woodturning with an eye toward creative thinking and design."

As you can see this is a needed exercise for every woodturner in that when we produce an item on the lathe we can just make willy-nilly cuts or we can be careful what the end result will be, how it looks to others: does it "feel" interesting with some excitement or intrigue.

Charles has done lots of very good quality work for lots of folks. He has that creative flair yet he can show how you can do it also. Mr. Farrar is a great man to demo and teach woodturning methods to us. We welcome him!