March 2018 Brainstorming Meeting

Fellow Woodturners, On March 6, 2018 you are invited to attend a brainstorming meeting to gauge whether this group wants to start the club back up and where do we go from here.  The meeting will be at our regular time and place – 6 PM at the Lyndon House Arts Center.  Plan to come, bring your ideas and participate in this important process.  We need to have a good turn-out that demonstrates the enthusiasm and willingness to be members and possibly serve as an officer to keep the club going. Look forward to seeing you there.


We Need YOUR Help!

Fellow Woodturners, as most of you are aware, the CCW has been seeking club officers for some time. However, no one has come forward to volunteer to lead the club. Therefore, unless someone comes forward to be club President, the club will become inactive for the time being. Were someone to take this position, there are others who will support and assist them. Currently the club has a VP, Secretary and Treasurer as well as others that are willing to help. Therefore, further meetings are suspended at least for the next six months or until a final decision is made concerning the status of the club.


October 2017 CCW Reminder

Fellow Woodturners, the next meeting of the Classic City Woodturners is Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens. The meeting begins at 6 PM and concludes by 8:45 PM.

For our October 3, 2017 meeting Don Russell is our demonstrator. Don has demonstrated for our club several times in the past, the last time being in 2010 (I think). He has not demonstrated for any club in the last few years and is now getting back on the “demonstration circuit”.

For our evening Don will be turning one of his polychromatic Christmas ornaments. Now is the time to be getting your Christmas orders for family and friends and this ornament by Don is a very popular item. He has presented this demonstration to the our group before about 7-8 years ago. For those who have seen it this will be a good refresher and a good motivator to start turning for Christmas. For those who have not seen this demonstration you are in for a treat and will leave with the idea of turning several for Christmas presents.

We have asked Don to bring several of his kits where the polychromatic blanks are already glued up in case you do not want to go to the trouble of cutting and gluing your own. He will also have a number of his tea light turning kits. These too are very popular as gifts.

I encourage all members to be there and give Don a warm welcome back to the “circuit” as I call it. Bring a guest and also bring some wood for the raffle.

We are very fortunate to have Don for our October meeting and we should make a good impression by having a good turnout. Summer is over, kids are back to school and as we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, this is a good way to get lined up for your holiday turning.

For those who are interested our library has several CDs of Don’s demonstration and we have the complete set of the collaborative CDs done by Don and Ron Brown. These can be checked out and will provide an excellent way to review the demonstration at home while preparing to turn either the Christmas ornament or the tea light.

Remember to invite and bring a friend and also bring some wood or other material for our raffle.

September 2017 CCW Reminder

ReminderFor our September 2017 meeting Bill Lynch is our demonstrator.  Bill has not demonstrated for our club before so this will be his first time. 

For the evening Bill will be turning a Twisted Candle Stand using multi axis turning.  He has presented this demonstration to the Gwinnett Woodworkers turning group.  We have had several demonstrators in the past demo multi axis turning but no one to date has used this technique to turn a candle stick.  Should be a great demonstration and offer something for the beginners and well-seasoned turners. 

Bill is active in various woodturning clubs and has taught at Eagle Ranch, which is a program for troubled kids.  Bill has demonstrated for the Barnsville Club.  You can find him on You Tube where he is featured in various presentations.

We are very fortunate to have Bill and we need to make a good first impression by having a good turnout.  Summer is over, kids are back to school and as we prepare for the upcoming football and holiday season, we can get back in the “groove” of things by attending this September meeting and welcoming Bill to our club.

Remember to invite and bring a friend and also bring some wood or other material for our raffle!

August 2017 CCW Meeting Reminder

Fellow Woodturners,

For our August 1, 2017 meeting of the Classic City Woodturners, we will have Jim Kall as our demonstrator.  Jim is a relatively new member to our club having relocated  from south Florida about a year and a half ago. He was a member of the Gold Coast Woodturners for about 12 years. He demonstrated many times for his club in Florida and he has volunteered to do demonstrations for our  club and we have gladly taken him up on the offer. 

Jim will be making his long neck vase.  We need a good turn out.  Typically this time of year turnout is light, so for this meeting we will have pizza and soft drinks provided by the club.  I am a firm believer in  the saying “if you feed them they will come”; at least I think that is how it goes.  Make sure to be there for free eats and to see Jim in action.  Bring a friend and guest.  Also bring something for the raffle.

Come early (5:30 PM) to help with setup and enjoy the pizza and soft drinks.  We meet at the Lyndon House Art Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens.  Usual start time is 6 PM and finish by 9 PM following clean-up.

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