January 31, 2011

Charlotte Woodturners Meeting & Demo -Thurs. Feb. 17 @ 6:30p.m.

To: Charlotte Woodturners & Friends:

Our upcoming Charlotte Woodturners meeting will be held on Thursday, February 17, 6:30 p.m.   Come early between 6 – 6:30 to meet and greet members and guests.

John Benton will demonstrate how to cut up a burl and how to turn it. He will also turn a burl thin, then microwave dry it,  showing how to create movement by rapid drying.  Then he will discuss sculpture forms and how to incorporate surface design into the piece.  The attached pictures are just a sample of some of John’s beautifully turned burl pieces.  For additional information, check out  John’s web site.

Enter the raffle and have a chance to win a turning by John,  who is also our  “Turner of the Month” for February! If you have an item (wood, tool, glue, etc.) to bring for the raffle table please do so. We are always looking for items and it helps in raising funds for our demonstrators for the future.

Bring one or more of your recent turnings for the show ‘n tell portion of the program. For each item (up to three) you bring for the show ‘n tell or the raffle, you’ll earn an opportunity to win the year-end raffle prize given away in December.

Good news! Although you should still dress warm for a cool evening, some patio style heating has been added at JPM.  Come enjoy an evening of good turning and warm fellowship with fellow turners.

Meeting location: 4001 Sentry Post Road, Charlotte, NC


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