April 30, 2013

May 7, 2013 - Demonstrations by Roland Hege










Roland Hege to demonstrate techniques to make your head full of new ideas.

First a delightful design in Carnations. That will please even the most discriminating ladies in your life bring a smile when presented to anyone that is that special someone.

As always, come in time for a very short meeting and introductions.
We have the famous raffle which includes a $25 Gift Certificate from Woodcraft store in Matthews (on 74), some good wood you have been wanting to get, and often other special items.

A discussion and final planning for the Waxhaw Spring Fest which brings us a lot of exposure and outreach to the community.

Joan McKeithan always has her very tasty coffee to keep you awake (if you haven't been getting your sleep).

See you there at 6:30 p.m.  (earlier for coffee)


Our own Ed Pfau seeing a "Beads of Courage" lidded box made especially for really sick kids in the hospital that get a bead for each real tough procedure they need to go thru in the treatments. They collect the beads and keep them together in their box to show them off to others. Want to help by donating one or more of these to sick kids?   Contact Mr. Ed -


Directions?  Check out the page Contact/Directions at the top of this site.


April 13, 2013

Woodturning Design: Using Shape, Proportion, and Decoration

Woodturning Design by Derek Hayes
Product Information:
Woodturning Design: Using Shape, Proportion, and Decoration

by Derek Hayes
Publication Date: September 6, 2011


Purchase from Woodcraft

Where does a design idea come from, and what does it take to bring it to life? This invaluable design reference, for new and advanced woodturners alike, answers these questions and more. Derek Hayes starts with the basic principles and then addresses proportion, pattern, form, and working with different woods, color, and decoration. Hundreds of instructional photographs and illustrations assist readers at every turn. This practical, yet inspirational, book will motivate turners to take what they have learned and transform wood in new and different ways.

Available for checkout from our library after the May 2013 meeting.

April 3, 2013

Tip of the Week: Stopping the Wobbles


Sent in by Tim Rinehart and Moe Gingerich

Video description:
A short video this time that demonstrates a simple but effective and useful technique. There may have been times when you have had to remount a spindle in a chuck and have found it difficult to get it running true. This video shows you how I do it.