June 7, 2006

Meeting 15

June 2006 Meeting of the 
Chapter 242 AAW

Called to order Dave McKeithan at 6:30 pm

  • Dave McKeithan
  • Joan McKeithan
  • D.D. Gamble
  • Robin Russell
  • Vernon Frank
  • Bill Carley
  • David Powles
  • Steven Kaetterhenry
  • Jeremy Kaetterhenry
  • Matt Perry

New members and first time attendees recognized were Jeremy Kaetterhenry, Steven Kaetterhenry, Matt Perry, and D.D Gamble.

Visitor: Michael Bucklin

President Dave McKeithan gave a very positive report on the Waxhaw Springfest '06 which brought in $45, met lots of people, and 4 new members. Tops were made for kids and sold. Much interest was generated and we were invited to do more demos with various organizations. Help from the Southern Piedmont Woodturners was good. This brings us more confidence to do future public demonstrations perhaps at Home Depot. The Sothern Piedmont group has quarterly workshops on Sundays 5- 6 hours with hands on training. Perhaps We could also do a forum like that.

We discussed purchasing some supplies including sandpapers and finishes for the W.W.T. Club shop from Klingspors. Dave will order tomorrow.

Mr. Russell gave an introduction to Pen/Pencil turning. A very complete demo showing techniques, mandrels, bushings, tools, pen styles, with all aspects of the production of beautiful pens. They make personal gifts for anyone your friends and acquaintances giving a long term reminder of a hand crafted piece of goodwill.

The next meeting we will have a demo for pepper mills for July; then August is scheduled for a Goblet demo by Roland Hege from the Southern Piedmont Woodturners. The raffle included another $25 Gift certificate for Woodcraft and a number of bowl blanks.

Submitted by Moses

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