May 23, 2012

June 5, 2013 Group Workshop 6:30PM

President John Skinner has organized a Group Turning Workshop for June 5 at 6:30 PM at the McKeithan shop. He announced This:

"Our June Demo will be a Workshop by having multiple mini lathes and making Ball and Cup project shown us by Joe Ruminski last month. At the Waxhaw Springfest we packed a box of blanks. We will have the new Rikon Variable Speed Mini-lathes to show off what your money has gone for recently. We will have some face shields but bring your own if possible.   Perhaps we can have a contest who the fastest is to make a cup?     Well, maybe if we can do it safely...!"

Also John ask us to bring three of our most used tools.

This is for a great time of turning -even the most inexperienced -and have some good times together.

Bring something you made, something to share with others........Raffle to follow

Come one, Come all to the McKeithan Shop at the end of  Steele Road. Check Directions page for specifics. Need some more help?                       Call John Skinner  @ Home 704-242-3155,  or   Mobile 704-882-1650   

Joe Ruminski -making your own power sander



Doyle just can't get it....
Remember the Broom: Don't cut "uphill" -
always cut "downhill" - The long fibres wont break- it will be smoother


Power Sanding with a velcro pad

Stephen Gaynier, Lydia Bastian, & Maggie Bastian nice Bud Vases completed recently

May 6, 2012

May 12 & 13, 2012 Waxhaw Springfest Show-downtown Waxhaw NC

Come One Come all to the Waxhaw Springfest May 12, 13, 2012.  We always enjoy having a good presence in downtown Waxhaw every year for the Springfest on Saturday and Sunday -Mothers Day. There are lots of festivities for all the family, and if you check the Town of Waxhaw Web Site you can see all the special planning for bringing Mother to town and have a nice time for her.

Plan to come and help us set up the tents, lathes, and show tables starting as early as 7:15 AM on Saturday. They want to stage the set up. Our spots are at D-1,2,3 almost across the road from the Barber Shop on West North Main Street.

The festivities and all the booths are open starting at 10:00 AM however last year we started turning soon after 9:00 AM as there we already folks looking around our booth. Bring some of your finest turnings and set them up for sale. You just may sell a goodly number of them.

We then need help in the tear down on Sunday Evening at 6:00 PM. Many hands make light work. We will enjoy your assistance.