April 30, 2011

WWT Demonstration and Meeting MAY 3 @ 6:30 PM

Time seems to go faster and faster.......It's time to meet again at the Shop of Ed Pfau, 2125 Lancaster Ave., Monroe, NC

Our Demonstrator will be Ed Pfau . Come and see some really quality and creativity at work.

Location: Ed Pfau, 2125 Lancaster Ave., Monroe, NC

And Ed informs me that he will demo making a Pierced Top for a wood box. That is something that most any of us should be able to do. We can all benefit from this skill set.

Thanks Ed for doing the Demo.
Then don't forget to bring something you have made, or
something you want to donate for the famous Raffle.
It is always fun to see what shows up.

Come and bring a friend that you want to impress!

More info? Call John Skinner at 704-242-3155
or 704-882-1560

More Good News:  We have again received an Educational Opportunity Grant from the American Association of Woodturners in an award of $1000 for the purchase of a full size lathe.  The Club Shop will be able to accommodate kids that want to be able to turn bowls and such larger than the mini-lathes can handle. We applied for it in January and have just received the check this Thursday.

If anyone has some wisdom for a good lathe at a decent price please pass this information on the John Skinner or Moe Gingerich. Let's discuss this at our Meeting on May 3. All ideas are appreciated.

David Jenkins, Grad 2010
WSW-Peach Vase and Cherry Burl Pen

April 22, 2011

Waxhaw School of Woodturning- New Grads

Maggie Bastian, Richard Bastian, and Samuel McGarvey have successfully completed the American Association of Woodturners Youth Turning Course as of April 15, 2011.  They started by first turning a Honey Dipper and  Spin Top in an introductory session. The next four classes were comprised of making a Goblet, A Lidded Box, a Weed Pot (Bud Vase), and lastly an Open Bowl. Each one of the students were able to do almost all of the work by themselves with only minor assistance and guidance from their instructor.  They exhibited proper safety procedures, and learning the proper use of each of the major woodturning tools used by most woodturners today.

The student must use a blank piece of wood requiring proper turning between centers, chucking, beading, hollowing, shaping, sanding, finishing,  and cut off. Mandatory use of safety procedures and equipment is stressed throughout each class. Each completed object is signed and dated for posterity.

Samuel McGarvey with AAW Youth
Turners Completion Certificate 4/15/11
Upon completion of the Five Week Course each student qualifies for a Full One Year Membership to the American Association of Woodtrrners with subscription to the America Woodturner Journal for one year. More information is available on the AAW Website at http://www.woodturner.org/community/youth/   This gives each student the inspiration to continue their development and artistic expression in the art of woodturning which ends up with a life long skills to be utilised for many situations.. There is no substitute for the hands-on experience of producing quality objects next to a professional turner.  The kids come away with a tremendous sense of accomplishment.

Congratulation Kids, you done very GOOD!

Richard and Maggie Bastian receiving AAW Youth
Turner Completion Certificate on 4/15/11
showing their Cherry and Spalted Maple Bowls