July 25, 2019

August 6 WWT Resin

  Hello there, Woodturners.

   It’s almost time for another meeting. The August meeting will be on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 PM. We’ll
Meet at Jeff and Kim Bass’ shop at 14588 Bethel Ave Ext, Midland, NC.

  The program for this meeting will be all about casting using various types of resins. We will demonstrate how to cast turning blanks in molds with and without a pressure pot. We will also show how to make simple, inexpensive molds for odd shaped or large items as well as pen blanks and bottle stoppers.

   However, let's add information on resin casting. See this video from Advantage Lumber which handles various kinds of resin including the West System. 

Advantage Lumber Wood Slabs
             This shows a "River Table" being cast.

                         Woodcraft has some instructions and photos: 


                   This image is borrowed from the Woodcraft.com website
  As usual, we will also hold a raffle of woodturning-related items. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. If you have items to donate to the raffle, we will give you a free ticket for each item (up to three) you donate.

  Bring any new turnings you’ve made to show during the show-n-tell portion of the program. We would like to see what you’ve been up to and hear about your experiences.

  Don’t forget to bring any completed Beads of Courage bowls so we can provide them the kids at Hemby Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. This is an outreach program for the club and we would like to have as many bowls as possible to turn over to the hospital.

  Finally, please keep the family of Ed Pfau in your thoughts and prayers. Ed passed away late last week after a long illness. Ed was a long-time
member and former officer, demonstrator, teacher and mentor of Waxhaw Woodturners, Charlotte Woodturners and Southern Piedmont Woodturners. 

Ed was a man of extraordinary skills.

  We are looking forward to seeing you at the meeting on the 6th.