July 29, 2018

Rick Ereckson: Green Wood Techniques, Tue. Aug. 7 @ 6:30PM

   Hi there Woodturners.  Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7 at 6:30 PM.  We’ll meet at Hunter House as usual.  Come early and chat with fellow turners.

  Our program this month features Rick Erexson who will present a demo showing the ins and outs of turning green wood.  This should be a very informative demo.  One caution, however: If you plan to sit in the front row, bring a rain coat or an umbrella as wet, green wood is known to throw off a bit of moisture

Ricks Creation

  As we normally do, we will hold a raffle for woodturning-related items.  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  If you have any woodturning related items you would like to donate to the raffle (wood, tools, etc.) we will gift you one ticket for each item (up to three).

  We will also have a brief show-n-tell session so bring your latest turnings and let us know how you made and finished it/them and share any interesting tidbits about your turning(s).

  If you made any Beads-of-Courage bowls (you did make a bowl or two, right?), please bring them with you.

  We are also in the process of upgrading our mini-lathes.  We have purchased one new lathe (to be debuted at the August meeting) and plan to purchase a few more.  If you know anyone interested on purchasing one of our Rikon minis, let them know we have six for sale (four Rikon 70-100s and two Rikon 70-050VS).  The 70-100s are 6-speed lathes (manual speed changes) while the 70-050vs have variable speed controls.  All are in working order but may need some minor maintenance.  They are available for viewing/testing either at the meeting or by contacting one of the board members.

  Our meetings are always free and open to the public.  If you know anyone who may be interested in learning about turning, bring them with you.  Also, spread the word about our club.  If you know any turners who are not members, bring them along as well.  We always like to meet new fellow turners so we can share ideas and learn new techniques.

See y’all on the 7th.
JPW Chief Writer for Waxhaw Woodturners

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