November 19, 2010

CWT & SP WOODTURNERS-Workshop/Picnic 11/20/2010


Please join the Charlotte Woodturners, Southern Piedmont Woodturners and the Waxhaw Woodturners on Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm for a joint meeting, demonstration and workshops. We will meet at Jackson Park Ministries shop, 4001 Sentry Post Road, near Charlotte-Douglas Airport.

Earl Kennedy will be our featured demonstrator, showing how to turn a lidded square pedestal box. Earl has a long list of credentials as a woodturner and demonstrator. Joining Earl is Linda Michael. Linda has added artwork to Earl's turnings with pyrography (woodburning) and will demonstrate this craft in the afternoon session. See attached flyer for more information.

The following activities are scheduled:
9:30-10:00   Introduction and welcome, including a special presentation to the Tim Roberts family of turned pieces from their lost orchard. Our members went to the orchard, harvested wood and turned pieces for the family as keepsakes.
10:00-12:00  Demonstration by Earl Kennedy,  "Square lidded bowl on a pedestal"
12:00-1:00    Lunch                 Hamburgers, hot-dogs, slaw, chips, desert and drinks will be provided. There is a cost of $5 for lunch.
1:00-1:30      Show and Tell    Bring a turned piece for all to see.
1:30-4:00   Swap meet and workshops  Bring any items you wish to swap or sell.
A workshop will be held on woodturning with Earl Kennedy. Earl will work on tool technique and the methods he uses to make the lidded bowls. People are welcome to act as spectators or try your hand at turning. 10-12 lathes will be available for hands-on turning.  Earl will have blanks for sale or you can bring your own blanks. If you plan to participate, please bring your own tools and safety equipment.  Tools and safety equipment will be available for those who are new to turning.
Linda will demonstrate image transfer and woodburning. Again, if you want hands-on practice, please bring your own woodburning equipment.

Raffles There will be three raffles. Southern Piedmont will offer an opportunity to enter a raffle to win a Steel City variable speed 10” lathe with Nova chuck and 8 HSS tools (drawing to be held at SPW’s February monthly meeting).  Waxhaw turners are raffling a beautiful wooden hat turned by Jerry Measimer.  The Charlotte Woodturners regular raffle will feature a piece donated by the "turner of the month", Dave Randles . All of these raffles are an opportunity to join the fun and win great prizes at a small price.

Come and have a good time, eat, and work with fellow woodturners. Please direct any questions to Bob Coleman at or Sharon Lochaby at

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