March 30, 2013

April 2, 2013 Demo - Ed Pfau - Two-piece Goblet


Sir Ed Pfau is our expert demonstrator for the month of April. He is a great one to teach new techniques and will show how to make a two-part goblet. He will show the best way to achieve high quality and a very interesting piece—he always does.

So come and be challenged to produce something new and rewarding.

6:30 p.m. - short business meeting

Demo by Ed Pfau

Show and Tell

Famous raffle - includes a $25 gift certificate from the Woodcraft store in Matthews, NC

Free coffee by Joan McKeithan

Come and enjoy being inspired in your woodturning skills



A nice segemented bowl by Jim Hochstetter,
a member of the Charlotte Woodturning Club


Mr. Chip Wisdom says:
  • “Don't forget: About 90% of the cuts on the lathe are most successfull with the tool turned sideways. The shavings are ejected away from the turner and you can easily use the tool bevel for proper control.”
  • “When you use the bevel of the tool, it will prevent a deeper cut thereby preventing catches that are sometimes totally destructive”

March 15, 2013

Friday March 13, 2013 - Waxhaw School of Woodturning students

Daniel walked in today and captured the students working at their lathes with Moe giving helpful hints.





March 12, 2013

Waxhaw Spring Fest 2013

We have been approved for the Waxhaw Spring Fest. It was cheaper than expected and we have our own electricity.

Dates & Times for Two-Day Show 
(Mark your calendars!)
Saturday May 18, 2013 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday May 19, 2013 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Make a nice piece for our public raffle!
We will be holding a raffle at the booth for both days and we need your participation. There will be three raffle placements and we will ask each person who walks by to add $5 to the box along with their contact information. Waxhaw estimates to see 10,000 total for both days. That means we need six really nice items to give away. That's three per day. If you're willing to turn a really nice piece to be given away, you'll make 10% off the cash that is put in for your item. We'll put the rest towards our club account. If your item is not picked, you can always sell it, see below.

Do you have wood-turned Items to sell?
If you have pieces you want to sell, please write down the name of the piece, the type of wood, if it's safe to eat off or is it just for decoration, your selling price and your contact information. I'll need a picture of your item and this information requested by May 1, 2013, preferably by the email address above. Remember, if we sell it for you in your stead, we take 10% of the sale. So add 10% to your final sale price so that we don't have any complications. We'll write you a check within three weeks after the show.

Start turning!