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July 2014 Meeting Reminder

ReminderFellow Woodturners, Our next meeting is on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Lyndon House Art Center, 293 Hoyt Street, Athens, Georgia.  The meeting begins at 6 PM and ends by 8:30 PM to conclude clean-up by 9 PM, the closing time of the Lyndon House.  However, come at 5:30 PM to help in set-up and enjoy a sandwich with fellow club members.  Bring your own drink.  Sandwich fixings will be available for a $3 contribution for those that want to partake.  This is being done on a trial basis and you will be asked to vote on whether to continue this or not.  Also, don’t forget to bring in your turned bottle stopper for a chance to win a nice prize for the one voted best.
Our demonstrator for the month is Peggy Schmid.  She will be demonstrating turning natural edge platters and adding texture to the turned piece.  Turning platters can be challenging, especially if it has a natural edge.  She will show her method for mounting and turning natural edge burls with irregular edges and surfaces. She will also show how she incorporates textures and color to enhance the design.  there are a multitude of opportunities when texturing and she will show how to take patterns from nature and how to balance these patterns optically. This proves to be a unique turning experience.  Check out her web page at www.peggyschmid.com . Look forward to seeing you there.

June 2014 Meeting Reminder and Write-Up

MC900432550The 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.

 

Bottle Stoppers

President’s BBQ!

The Presidents BBQ for Classic City Woodturners will be on June 7 at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. It will be at Memorial Park shelter #1.

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.

Handle Resources

Folks, here is the Tool Handle Resources handout as promised during Jerry Chandler’s demo.  Happy turning!

 

 

May 2014 Gallery

2014 May

Pictures from May 2014 CCW meeting.

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