December 23, 2011

A NEW YEAR of CHIPMAKING- January 3, 2012 Hege Inspires!

We will begin our January 3 2012 demo with Roland Hege making tools. Roland will show us his skills at turning the handle, then making the actual metal tool and connecting to the handle. We will discuss different metals and heat treating.

Don't forget to bring a piece you made, and the Famous Raffle where you can win all kinds of things like a $25 Gift Certificate to the Woodcraft Store  in Matthews. Usually you will find some very nice blanks to do some serious turning. If you have an extra piece bring it along to share -maybe to turn a beautiful handle for that next special tool someone needs.

Where: The McKeithan Workshop, 7105 Steele Road, off NC Rt 200 (between Davis Road and Old Providence Road)

Need help? Call President John Skinner  704-882-1650, or  Secy/Treasurer: Dave Powless 704-506-0403

Well, now Roland, that just beats me. Why are you doing that when I'm in Florida??  Goes to show who make the decisions around here and leave me out again.

Oh well, I'll let you folks have a grand time while we are sweating it out visiting the beach inspecting sand sculptures.

and the Winner of the Sand Wars TV episode filmed here at Lido Beach, Sarasot

Second Place in Sand Wars TV filming.

..and you can see the demise of the runner up-they blew it up.

December 8, 2011

Free Shipping Offer to Members....From Klingspors...

Just received this email:

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December 6, 2011

CHRISTMAS PARTY ! 2011 December 10 at Sir Ed Pfau's Mansion 6:00 pm

Hello All turners and chip makers

The Waxhaw Woodturners Annual Christmas Party is scheduled for December 10 at the residence of Ed  and Mrs. Pfau , 2201 Lancaster Hwy., Monroe ( aka Highway 200)

They are located just at the SW edge of Monroe on the South side. Come and enjoy a few refreshments and some good discussions of wood, world affairs, and other matters of great import. Do not be bashful, come one and all that are interested in the Woodturners from Waxhaw, our famous group known all over. We have many members that are experts in varied aspects of turning and also making of Designer Firewood. In fact this writer is an accomplished and published manufacturer of said Designer Firewood.   We even hold classes in the proper and successful productions and marketing thereof!

Secrets of these techniques will be discussed at this very important event this Christmas Season 2011. Never will 12/10/2011 occur in the near or far future.  If you will miss this historic event will regret it.

COME ONE COME ALL - Nothing serious is expected to be accomplished except bloviating and fattening of the troups!

6:00 PM 2201 Lancaster Highway, Monroe NC

Questions and details

John Skinner
p. 704-242-3155
f. 704-882-1650

Ed Pfau


Oak by Pascal Oudet, France: 2mm x 5 inch becoming a sandblasted piece of lace!

Burl al a Special-artist unknown