August 22, 2019

Bruce Lacey Demo Man Sept. 3, 2019- TEAPOTS!


                                                            Hi, fellow turners.

   Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 3 at 6:30 PM. We’ll meet at the Bass’ shop at 14588 Bethel Ave Ext in Midland, NC. Come early to help set up and chat with other turners.

   Our program this month is turning a tea pot. Bruce Lacy is the demonstrator and he will show us the ins and outs of pot turning, lid fitting, handle creativity and spouting. Not sure exactly what he will be spouting so you’ll just have to come and find out😉.


                                    "Black Pearl"  -African Blackwood/Cuban Mahogany                          "Black Pearl"

                    7 .5" x 6" 

                                                 "Black Ash Tea"  -Black Ash Burl
                                               Photos Courtesy of Michael Gibson. 

  Don’t forget to bring your unneeded turning related tools and/or materials to donate to the raffle. For each donated item (up to three) you will receive one free raffle ticket. Otherwise, tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00.

  What did you make this month? Bring your recently turned creations to share with the members during the show-n-tell portion of the meeting. We’d like to hear about your successes and challenges.

   I bet you made a Beads of Courage bowl or two or three didn’t you? Well, since you did, please bring them with you so we can get them to the kids at Hemby Children’s Hospital. Since this is one of our major outreach projects, please do your share to help out those in need.

   Don’t forget we have a one-day event coming up on September 21. The union County Heritage festival will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and we will need several volunteers to help load up the trailer, haul it to the Ag Center, unload, set up the tent and lathes, turn spinning tops and other small Items during the day and then break down,
load and return the trailer. More information will
be available at the meeting.

  Remember, guests are always welcome at our meetings. If you know anyone who may be interested in turning, bring them along with you to the meeting.

  See you on the 3rd.