Fellow Woodturners, The next meeting of the Classic City Woodturners is Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the Lyndon House Art Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
Our demonstrator for the month is Don Russell who will demonstrate turning in the polychromatic style. You ask? what is that. It is the art of cutting staves of different grains, colors and textures from wood and assembling them into blanks to be turned into a bowl. These processes, when learned can then be used to make lamps, wine bottle stoppers, pens and many other projects. He will cover design, determining the angles, cutting, gluing, turning and finishing. It will also include tool choice, tool use, sharpening as well as other processes. The class is for beginners to advanced turners.
If you would like to meet Don, he will be at dinner at the Melting Point beginning at 4:45 PM. You can park at the Lyndon House and walk to the Melting Point. If you can’t make that come on to the Lyndon House at 5:30 PM to help in set up of equipment for the demonstration. There will not be sandwich fixings at the Lyndon House this month.
Orders for club polo shirts with the stitched club logo will be taken. They are $25 each. Also, nominations for 2015 club officers are being sought. If you would be interested in serving please let one of the current officers know. Elected officer positions and duties are stated in the club bylaws web page http://www.classiccitywoodturners.com/about-ccw/bylaws/ .
There are a couple of upcoming opportunities to demonstrate, display and sell your turned items. They are the North Georgia Folk Festival on October 11 at Sandy Creek Park, Oconee Fall Festival on October 18 in downtown Watkinsville and the Lick Skillet Art Show at the Lyndon House on October 25. If you would like to participate in any of these opportunities speak with club President Lou Kudon. Also, if you do you will be required to work at the club table for a period of time manning the sales, demonstration or promoting the club.
We look forward to seeing you there on August 5!
The next meeting of the Classic City Woodturners is Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Lyndon House Art Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens. The meeting begins at 6 PM. However, for this meeting you will want to come early to help set up and enjoy eating a sandwich with fellow club members. Sandwich fixings will be available to all; just bring your own drink and be there around 5:30 PM. Our demonstrator for the month is Dan Douthart. He is a member of the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association as well as several woodturning clubs. His demo will be on bottle stoppers. He will cover types, materials, supply sources, turning and finishing the bottle stopper. Reminder: if you haven’t paid your dues you are overdue. Please remember to bring your payment, cash, check or credit card. Individual dues are $30 and family dues are $35. Also, don’t forget to RSVP to the club Presidents Bar-B-Que on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Memorial Park, Shelter #1 from 11:00 Am till 2:00 PM. Meat and drinks will be provided and you bring side dishes. Attached is a write-up that Dan has provided.
Meat and drinks will be provided, please bring side dishes.
Please email Justin if you can attend. Please acknowledge attendance as soon as possible so we can have the right amount of food available.