July 21, 2016

Bruce Lacy-Our Favorite! 8/2/2016 Some Great Basics for ALL of US

  Well folks, it’s almost that time again.  We’re going to get together on Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30 PM.  We’ll be meeting at the usual hangout place — Hunter House on Providence Road in Weddington*.  As I noted last month, we are going to start a “Back to Basics” series of demonstrations.  This month, Bruce Lacy will be showing us how to make a box on the lathe.  He’ll be going over how to select the right blank, how to dimension the box and lid, the tools to use and his techniques for shaping and hollowing.  This should be a really great demo.

  In the coming months we’ll be exploring other topics in the Back to Basics series:  spindle turning, bowl turning, small ornament/gift turnings and other demos.  In fact, next month we will have a special program — Carl Jacobson of YouTube fame will be demonstrating spindle techniques.  He’ll be joining us remotely for this demo.  More info and details to come.  Stay tuned.

  Don’t forget to bring items you no longer need - wood, tools, blanks, etc. - to donate to the raffle.  For every item you donate (up to three), you’ll be given an extra raffle ticket.  Tickets are $1/ea. or 6 for $5.  After the raffle is over, we’ll throw all the tickets in the hopper and draw for the Turner of the Month prize.

  Come early to the meeting to share your turning stories with fellow turners and have a cup-o'-Joe or a soft drink and bring your latest turnings to share with everyone during the Show-N-Tell portion of the meeting.

  And here’s a reminder about the leadership opportunities for WWT: it is not too early to start thinking about becoming an officer or board member of WWT.  Elections will be held at the end of the year for 2017 and will include the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and board member(s).  If you are interested in serving, contact Moe Gingerich, Ed Trevillian, Dave McKeithan or myself.  You will be amply rewarded for your service.

*Hunter House is located at 13428 Providence Road in Weddington (Use Matthews as the city if using a GPS).