May 29, 2016

VACCUM CHUCKS: What Works & What Does Not: Joe Giannina 6/7/16

   Hey there, WWTers.  In just two short weeks we'll once again gather at Hunter House at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, June 7 for our monthly meeting.  This month, Joe Giannina will demonstrate vacuum chucking and all the ins and outs of using these systems.  Don't miss this opportunity to investigate an alternative work holding method.  This is especially relevant to those who have problems finishing the bottom of work pieces.

  We'll also be doing the normal things once again:  Show-n-Tell, Raffle (tickets $1.00 each or six for $5.00) and Turner of the Month drawing.  If you have any excess turning tools or accessories or wood you cannot use, donate them to the raffle.  For each item (up to three) that you donate, you'll receive one extra raffle ticket.

  Come early to partake in a cup of coffee or a soft drink and share your Woodturning stories with fellow turners.

  Guests are always welcome.  If you know anyone interested in turning or learning to turn, bring them along.

   We're seeking demonstrators for the months of August through December. Remember, this is your club, so please don't hesitate to step up to volunteer to show us how turn your favorite items, demonstrate a new technique or show us how unique tools or jigs work.

   Finally, don't forget to put Saturday, June 18 on your calendar.  We'll be turning Beads of Courage bowls for kids undergoing serious medical procedures. We'll start about 9:00 AM and hope to finish up around lunch time or shortly thereafter.  Bring your best bowl gouges and finishing materials.  We'll supply the coffee ☕️, doughnuts and bananas .  This is a great opportunity for those who haven't turned a lot of bowls to learn how and to help a child cope with medical procedures.  We'll have more info at the June 7 meeting.

  And finally, finally ... The annual AAW symposium in Atlanta starts Thursday, June 9 and runs through Sunday noon.  Let me know if you plan to be three so we might be able to plan a group meal or two.

  I look forward to seeing y'all on the 7th.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


John Walsh