September 28, 2016

Bowl Basics_ Lets Hollow it Out -October 4, Tuesday 6:30 PM

   October is upon us for sure. Ready for some bowl basics?  Come by and ask all the questions you can think of. We will attempt to answer every question.
Remember, there are no questions that are too basic. We ALL started out with little or no knowledge of woodturning.
Walnut with scalloped edge - Moe Gingerich

Bowl basics will include
  • Mounting blanks
  • Wet or dry wood?
  • How thin do we make the side wall?
  • Face plate mounting
  • Between centers
  • Use of chucks
  • Large jaws
  • Vacuum chucks
  • Sanding
  • Finishing
  • Polishing
  • Tools to use
  Tuesday Oct. 4 at 6:30 PM

Come by a bit early for a cuppa.  And visiting, sharing ideas, and overall gossiping.
 *Remember parking is still free if you come early enough. John won't be at the gate
so you can slip in when he's not looking. And if you leave there no earlier than 8:30 there will be no Exit charge.

Bring an extra tool, or nice piece of wood you can share.Or something else of value....

Our famous WWT Raffle will again have some great finds.  Sir John, or fearless leader will inspire you to do something creative.

Where: The Hunter House, 13428 Providence Rd, Matthews, NC

Come with your brains engaged.

Dates to remember: Waxhaw Fall Festival on Oct. 8 and 9
                               ALL About Wood, Hunter Farms, Oct 22. Demo and sell your articles and bowls: Four Lathes to operate

Be there or be square.......

October 22 @ Hunter Farms Fall Festival- ALL ABOUT WOOD


Nancy Anderson called me today and would like us to put on a demo on October 22 (Saturday) for one of Hunter Farms' fall festivities.  The theme is All About Wood.  She would like us to bring a couple of lathes and turn some items and discuss different species of wood with the attendees (what we like, characteristics, etc.). We can also bring items we've made to sell.

Nancy is also going to try to get other demonstrators:  a local furniture maker and (hopefully) someone with a portable saw mill.

There will also be food for sale.

We'll discuss this more at next Tuesday's meeting (Oct 4) but we'll need at least four folks to properly man (or lady) the lathes and chat with the spectators. 

John Walsh, President
Waxhaw Woodturners