September 20, 2019

October Fest 10/1/2019

   Hi there, Woodturners.  Our next meeting will be on Tuesday October 1 at 6:30 PM.  As usual we will meet at Kim and Jeff Bass’ shop at 14588 Bethel Ave ext, Midland, NC.  When parking, please avoid parking on the left side of the driveway where the lights are located.  Come early to help set up and chat with your fellow turners

   Our program this month will be led by Rick Erexson and will be “Members Choice". Rick is ready to demonstrate one of three processes:  A) Turning a wooden, lidded box with threads (both cut by hand and using a jig); B) The ins and outs of outboard turning; or. C) Turning a toothpick holder.  Now for the fun part:  Rick will demonstrate whichever process you choose.  You get to vote on this month’s program.  So choose one of the following and respond to Rick and I with your choice:

      A..Threaded boxes
                B.  Outboard turning
                         C.  Toothpick holder

   You have one week from today to cast your vote.  The largest vote getter will be Rick’s program.  In case of a tie, the tied choices will be placed into a hat and one will be chosen by an impartial judge.

   Don’t forget to consider running for an office within the club.  We will be electing new officers in December.  The offices up for election this time around are:

-Vice President
-Directors (three)

   It’s your club.  Please step up and have a say in its direction.

                                              Courtesy of Michael Gibson

   Did you make any Beads of Courage bowls? If so, please bring them to the meeting so we can get them distributed to the kids at Hemby Children’s Hospital.  If you need any details, please check out

Ongoing activities:

   Raffle:  Tickets are $1.00 each to 6 for $5.00.  For each item you donate to the raffle (up to three), you will receive one free raffle ticket.

   Show-n-tell:  Bring your latest creations to the meeting to share with the other members and let us know your challenges, successes and funny stories.

   Free wood:  Helen Hatch has donated two 3’ long x 18” wide Magnolia logs.  If you want one or both of them please contact Rick Erexson.



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