October 24, 2018

Nov. 6, Tuesday 6:30 PM Christmas Is Coming via Kim Bass

  Hello fellow turners.  In just a short two weeks we will have our next woodturning meeting.  We will meet on Tuesday, November 6 at 6:30 PM at the Bass’ shop (14588 Bethel Ave Ext, Midland, NC).  Come early and enjoy chatting with fellow turners.  Guests are always welcome so if you know anyone interested in learning about wood turning, please feel free to bring them along.

  Our program this month is turning Christmas ornaments.  Bruce Lacy will be demonstrating how to make a Sea Urchin Ornament (AKA Satellite ornament).  Also, our President, Kim Bass, will demonstrate how to turn a Snowman (or woman) ornament.  See the attached photos for samples of what will be demonstrated.  This will be a great program to help y’all prepare for the holidays.

  If you have made any Beads of Courage bowls, please bring them so we can get them to the children at Hemby Children’s Hospital.  The Beads of Courage program is a great way for you to expand your turning skills by turning a lidded bowl.  Bowls need to be approximately 6” wide and 3” deep — or larger.  See Bob Meunier if you have questions or need a ceramic bead for your bowl’s lid.

  As usual, we will hold a raffle for turning-related items.  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  If you have any items or extra wood sitting around in your shop that you will no longer use, bring them and donate them to the raffle.  For each donated item (up to three) we will give you one free raffle ticket.

  What have you turned this month?  Whatever it is, bring it to show off at the Show-n-Tell portion of the evening.  We would like to see what you made, how you finished it and any unique or unusual experiences you had while turning it.

  Next month we will be holding elections for Waxhaw Woodturners officers.  There are six positions open:  President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and two at-large Directors.  We will be asking for volunteers to fit these positions.  A slate of prospective officers for 2019 will be presented at the December meeting.  Officers elected will server one year.  This is YOUR club.  If you would like to have a say in what goes on, please raise your hand and volunteer to become an officer.     The time involved with being an officer is minimal and the only requirement is that you have a vision for where you would like to see WWT in the future.

  We are also looking for volunteers to help with three important roles:  Program Director, Videography and Web master.  

  • The Program Director arranges for monthly demonstrators.
  • The role of Videographer entails ensuring the cameras are working, editing the recorded video of the demonstrations and uploading it to our website and possibly YouTube and/or our FaceBook page*.  
  • The WebMaster will maintain and update the website and upload new content as necessary.  

If you have any interest in any of these positions, please let me know at the meeting.

I look forward to seeing y’all at the meeting on the 6th.



* You do know we have a Facebook page, don’t you?  You can see what is going on, post photos of your creations and ask questions of other members.  Come join us at waxhaw woodturners.