This is a reminder of the Christmas Party on Monday, December 16 beginning at 6 PM. Please make your reservation now. The party is catered at a cost of $10 per person and includes beer and wine. The menu includes BBQ pork and chicken and all the fixins. Reservation need to be made by Thursday, December 12 so a number can be given to the caterer. So far we have 16 attending. Email Justin (email@example.com) to make reservations.
The party will be held at the Greystone Subdivision Clubhouse, 109 Rockford Drive, Athens. Directions:
From College Station Rd, turn right onto Barnett Shoals Rd. Go 1/2 mile and turn left at the light (this is still Barnett Shoals Rd). Go approximately 1/2 mile and turn left onto Rockford Dr (the Greystone Subdivision). There is a white fence at the entrance. Continue down Rockford drive. The clubhouse is to your left front at the traffic circle.
Our next meeting of the CCW is Monday, November 25, 2013 at the Construction Technology Lab at Clarke Central HS beginning at 6 PM. The demonstrator for the month is Steve Pritchard. He will focus on burial urns!!! and will demonstrate his process for creating one. He will begin with a discussion of preferred wood species and selection, followed by how orientation within the log affects the outcome. Steve will then demonstrate how he hollows the selected piece using a captured boring bar system with a laser guide. The blank will have a section cut away so you can see what is happening inside as the piece is hollowed. He will then demonstrate how to create a threaded lid for the completed urn. He will also discuss shape considerations and how to measure the volume of an urn. He will demonstrate his turning on the Jet lathe and will have one of our mini lathes set up with the Baxter threading jig used to add the threads for the finial on the urn.
You can meet Steve at 5 PM at Jason’s Deli for dinner before the meeting.
The next meeting of the CCW is Monday October 28,2013 at the Clarke Central High school Construction Technology Building beginning at 6 PM. Our demonstrator for the October meeting will be Chris Woodall. Chris is well known for his thread chasing and is featured in Ron Brown’s DVDs for thread chasing and for his work on wood stabilization. We have asked him to spend a brief time on follow up to our last month presentation on thread chasing and show some of his work and his tools. This will be the first time he has demonstrated for our club but there are several members of our club that know him. Following his brief words about thread chasing, his program will focus on the use of the stick fast home stabilization kit to be able to stabilize your own wood for turning. Also he will show a CA finish on something other than pens (Christmas ornament or lidded box). He will demonstrate this technique on a Christmas ornament because we are getting close to the holiday season.
Our next club meeting is this coming Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Clarke Central High School Construction Technology Lab at 6 PM. The demonstrator for the month is Mike Peace, President of the Chattahoochee Woodturners. His presentation will be demonstrating the traditional way of cutting threads using hand thread chasers. He will explain the difference in cutting threads using a threading jig and show his shop made jig as well as a low cost threading jig from the UK. He will also demonstrate the use of shop made ancillary tools he uses in hand threading including a recess tool, pyramid tool and round skew.
Remember to bring the finial you have turned since the last meeting and the best one will receive a nice prize.
Members are also reminded to return any items checked out from the library that haven’t been returned.