October 22, 2019

November 5, 2001. Waxhaw Wooturners Demo -The Best In The East

  Time sneaks up on you when you least expect it.  It is almost time for out next woodturning gathering.  We’ll meet on Tuesday, November 5 (don’t forget to vote if you are so inclined) at 6:30 PM.  Come early to help set up and chat with fellow turners.  As usual, we’ll meet at Kim & Jeff’s shop in Midland. The address is 14588 Bethel Ave Ext.

  Our program this month is all about Christmas/holiday ornaments.  We will have several lathes set up to feature the turning of different ornaments - bird houses, trees, snowmen, sea urchins, finials and others.  This will be a great opportunity for y’all to see how different ornaments are turned.  You can even try your hand at turning a few.

 


We will have a short business session and then jump right into the demos.  Choose to concentrate on one or two or take the opportunity to check them all out.

  You can always become and expert finial creator like Ashley Harwood:

  https://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/turning-a-tiny-finial/

  Don’t forget, we will be voting for new officers in December.  We want to see your hands go up to volunteer to be an active part of the club.  We will be electing a new President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and three at-large directors. To be considered for the first four positions, you do need to be an AAW member.  THIS IS THE ONLY PREREQUISITE.  These are not difficult jobs and the current and past officers will graciously step up to give you guidance and a hand.  If you want to have a say in the direction of your club, please raise your hand.

  The meeting will also feature a raffle of turning-related items and a show-n-tell session where you can discuss your latest projects.  Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00.  If you donate items to the raffle, you will receive one free ticket for each item you donate (up to three).

  Don’t forget to bring in your Beads of Courage boxes for the kids at Hemby Children’s Hospital.  
The children (patients) use these boxes to hold the beads they receive for reaching milestones in their treatment regimen. The dimensions of the boxes are 5 to 6 inches in diameter and 3 to 4 inches deep. The lid should be loose fitting so that it is easy to remove.

  Finally, the December meeting will feature a Holiday party.  After a short business session and voting for the officers to run the club in 2020, we will have an old fashion Holiday party.  We will have a dinner (TBD) followed by a Dirty Santa gift exchange.  This exchange will be a lot of fun.  You do not have to participate in the exchange to attend the party.  If you do participate we ask that you turn a small item and wrap it.  A table will be set up to receive the wrapped gifts.  Rules will be explained at the party.  Intrigued?  

  We hope to see you on the 5th.

Cheers

jpw

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