April 18, 2018

Bird's Mouth Bowl by Gary Janes! May 1,2018

   Hey there fellow Woodturners, our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30 PM at Hunter House (13428 Providence Rd, Weddington).   Come early to chat with fellow turners and have a soft drink.

Our program for the meeting will be presented by Gary Janes who will show us how to turn a bird’s mouth bowl.


  This is a fun bowl to turn.  Gary will also talk about safety around the lathe as we can never have too many reminders about what we need to do (or not do) around rapidly spinning wood and the application of sharp tools to the spinning wood.  Finally, since we are getting ready to participate in the Waxhaw Kaleidoscope Fest (May 19 & 20), Gary will also demonstrate the turning of spinning tops which we give away to the kids stopping by our booth.

   Did I mention Beads of Courage (BoC) bowls? No? Well let’s not forget to bring in those BoC bowls so we can continue to supply them to Hemby Children’s Hospital for their young and courageous, seriously ill patients.
   Raffle time.  We have raffle tickets for sale.  $1.00 each of 6 for $5.00.  We’ll have some turning materials (wood, that is) as well as some turning-related tools and trinkets.  Bring in an item to donate to the raffle and you’ll receive a free raffle ticket (up to three items).
   Don’t forget to bring in the turnings you’ve made over the past month to share with everyone during the Show-n-Tell portion of the meeting.  

   We still need volunteers to help with the Waxhaw spring festival, AKA Kaleidoscope Fest.  We need folks to help pack up the trailer at Hunter House, unload and set up at the festival on Saturday, turn tops and talk with festival goers on Saturday and Sunday, breakdown and pack up on Sunday afternoon and then load the trailer back at Hunter House.  Please contact Rick Erexson to volunteer.  We have a few folks already but need a few more.
   Guests are always welcome at our meetings.  If you know anyone interested in learning about wood turning, bring them along and introduce them to the other members.  No experience necessary.
6:30 PM for start.....come early in case the moat is full of alligators.