I am pleased to announce that our demonstrator for January 3, 2017 meeting will be Frank Bowers. Frank was scheduled earlier in 2016 but conflicts prevented this from happening. We are fortunate to have him for our January meeting. We need a big turnout. The meeting will be at 6pm at the Lyndon House.
Frank has demonstrated at our club before and as most turners know he is an instructor in various places in Atlanta and also has numerous YouTube videos. I have participated in some of his classes and he is very good as an instructor and demonstrator.
For our January meeting we have arranged for him to do two projects. The first will be turning a 7-8” long hollow vessel from a 4’ square piece of Ambrosia maple. The vessel will be hollowed without the need of hollowing tools. He has this on YouTube if you are interested in seeing it; however seeing this in person will be much better at our club meeting. When he gets through you will not find a glue line.
The second project will be turning a small three corner bowl from a piece of cherry. This second project itself will be special.
We have a full schedule for this meeting and promise to keep the business part of the meeting short so we can get all of this in. I challenge each person to come and bring a guest. Invite someone you know even if they do not do woodturning; bringing guests is the ideal way to get our club out in front of more people and build up our membership. A large turnout would be great.
Plan on being there and plan on bringing a guest and a piece of wood for the raffle. Also note that dues for 2017 are due. 2017 will be a good year. I have lined up many excellent demonstrators and we need to get members and their guests to our meetings and make a good showing. Let’s get this year started off with a bang.
-Charles S. Armentrout
The party is on!!! The annual CCW Christmas Party is on for Monday, December 12, 2016 at 6 PM. The location is the same as last year: the club house in the Greystone Subdivision at 190 Rockford RD. This is off Barnett Shoals Rd about 0.4 mile past the intersection with Whitehall Rd. Enter at the white fence. Also, as last year there will be a gift exchange (voluntary) of turned items or tools, etc. There is always plenty of food and drink. The cost is $10 per person payable at the door. Hope to see you there.
Fellow Woodturners, There will be a November meeting on Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016 at 6PM. The demonstrator will be Jim Talley. Plan on being at the Lyndon House and supporting your woodturning club!
The AAW has a strategic plan, called Vision 2020, which is focused on improving the AAW’s services, programs, and resources.
An important first step in this process is to learn about the people involved in woodturning –you. More specifically, we’d like to ask you to complete an online survey to help us understand why you turn, how you develop your woodturning skills, and how you view your chapter and the AAW.
The survey will be open until November 14, but we encourage you to complete it as soon as possible.
No personal information will be collected or used as part of the survey process.
If you complete the survey, you will have an opportunity to download AAW’s “Turners for Tops” booklet free in appreciation of your time. A link to the digital booklet will be available on the final “Thank you” screen immediately following your survey submission.
Take the online survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GQ5GJY2
Thank you so much for helping us to improve how your chapter and the AAW serve you.