October 2019 CCW Meeting Reminder

ReminderFellow Woodturners, the next meeting of CCW is Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens.  The meeting begins at 6 PM and concludes approximately 8:30 PM  Our  demonstrator for the month will be our own Jim Tally who will be turning a Christmas ornament!  Jim will go through the basic steps of creating a globe type ornament that would make a great Christmas gift for family or friends.  This demonstration will kick off our Christmas gift turning time. 

Be sure to come and bring a guest and bring something for our raffle.

September 2019 CCW Meeting Reminder

Fellow Woodturners, the next meeting of the Classic City Woodturners is Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens.  The meeting begins at 6 PM and concludes around 8:30 PM.   Joan Busby is the demonstrator for September.  Joan will be doing a resin casting demonstration and follow it up with turning of her casting.  Joan is a member of the Southern Bayou Woodturning club in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, where she has served on the board for the past two years.  She has been turning wood and pouring resins for 5 years. Joan’s interest in resins evolved out of her curiosity of color mixing and the creative  possibilities of that medium when turned on the lathe. She continues to explore the melding of wood, fiber and synthetics to create exciting new artistic and functional pieces. She has an exquisite eye for color which is reflected in her custom resin blanks. Joan is always seeking to expand her creativity and turning skills.

Her YouTube video may be viewed at https://youtu.be/OsXhaZeQOW8 .  We are fortunate to be able to have Joan to demonstrate and we need to have a good turnout of members and quests.   Remember to bring a guest and to bring some wood for the raffle.

August 2019 CCW Meeting Reminder

Fellow Woodturners,  the next meeting of the Classic City Woodturners is Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens.  The meeting begins at 6 PM and concludes about 8:30 PM.  Our demonstrator for the month is Joe Schlawin.  He will be demonstrating turning a “trendy sphere”  (see picture).  I found this one on the AAW web site that he turned and I think our club members will enjoy see this and having him demonstrate for us.   This is Joe’s first time as our guest demonstrator and I am sure his  program will be a big hit.

Remember to invite a friend, bring something for the raffle and let’s have a big turnout for this demo.

June 2019 CCW Meeting Reminder

ReminderFellow Woodturners, our next meeting is Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens from 6 PM until 8:30 PM.  For our June meeting we have planned a hands-on demonstration involving sharpening and turning on the lathe.  Marvin Payne will be heading this up with assistance from Jim Tally, Jim Underwood and Charlie Armentrout.  Both Jim Tally and Jim Underwood have agreed to assist in this program and Jim Underwood and Charlie will bring their grinders with Wolverine jigs plus we will have the Club’s grinder and jig set up.  Marvin will discuss wood mounting techniques, turning with various tools, reversing a bowl to remove the foot and other aspects.

We plan on having at least three sharpening stations manned by Jim, Jim and Charlie and Marvin manning the lathe and doing most of the discussion.  Discussion will center not only on sharpening but turning techniques. We hope to get lots of questions and discussion from attendees.

This program is not going to be one where attendees get to sit in the chairs and watch.  We want participation from the attendees and expect interested persons who want to learn to actually bring a couple of tools so we can assist them in sharpening them and then assist them in actually using their tools. Experienced turners in attendance can also help and assist others.  We are trying to have a truly hands-on experience from attendees.

Attendees should be expecting to sharpen and turn and not just sit back and look pretty in the audience.  Remember to bring your tools that you want to sharpen and use, bring some wood for the raffle and bring a guest. This should be a great opportunity for your quest to get to actually try turning; and not just watch.

May 2019 CCW Meeting Reminder

The next meeting of the Classic City Woodturners is Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens.  The meeting begins at 6 PM and concludes by 8:30 PM.  

Bob Keller is our demonstrator for the month.  Bob will be turning candle sticks.  Bob has not demonstrated for our club and so we need to have a good crowd to welcome him!

A little back ground: Bob is self-taught and  has been turning wood for approximately 18 years.  He started turning bowls and quickly moved to segmented turning due to the nature of and the difficulty of segmented turning.  About 15 years ago he started turning smaller and more intricate ornamental turnings and emulating the long thin spindles from the art of C. Drozda and  the segmented work of M. Tibbetts.   There are plenty of You-Tube videos on their work.

Bob has been making sawdust out of perfectly good wood one way or another from the time of his first pocket knife to later using power tools in his first garage shop. Bob epitomizes the saying that “turning is addictive” and from the first use of a turning gouge  he was hooked. Two weeks and 18 years later here we are.

He has taught about a dozen people to turn, was a member of Chattahoochee Wood turners for a number of years and did a demo on an inside-out captured hollow ball Christmas tree ornament. He is a member of AAW for about 8 years; participated in the Dunwoody School of Art Christmas market for about 5 years.  Lets make Bob welcome for his first demonstration with our club.

Remember to bring a guest and bring something for the raffle.  It’s still not to late to become a member of the CCW.  Dues are $30 for an individual or $35 for a family membership.

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