September 2018 CCW Reminder

Fellow Woodturners, our next meeting is Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens.  The meeting begins at 6 PM and concludes at approximately 8:30 PM. 

September is just in time to start working on turning gifts for Christmas.   For our September meeting we will have our own Jim Underwood as our demonstrator. Jim is going to kick off the Christmas season with this  meeting by turning tops and other items that make great Christmas gifts. We  want to get folks in the mood early so they have time to get their Christmas turnings completed.

We had a great turnout for the August meeting with several visitors as well as new members.  Remember to invite a guest and bring something for the raffle.

August 2018 CCW Meeting Reminder

ReminderFellow Woodturners, the next meeting of the Classic City Woodturners is Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens.  The meeting begins at 6 PM and ends at approximately 8:30 PM.  Our demonstrator for the month is Frank Bowers.  He will be doing a platter starting with a green piece of wood.  He will discuss how to choose the piece from a log, proceed to rough turn the platter from the green wood and let it dry (fast forward), completing the turning after it has dried; then sanding, finishing  and removing the foot.

He will also demonstrate the use of carbide tools as part of his tool repertoire as requested by several members.

Remember to bring a guest, something for the raffle and 2018 dues if you haven’t yet paid.  Individual dues are $30 and $35 for the family. Hope to see you there.

No Meeting in July 2018

Fellow Woodturners, there will not be a CCW meeting in July since the first Tuesday is on July 3rd.  An announcement will be made at a later date concerning the August meeting.  If you missed the June meeting you missed an exceptional demo by club member Marvin  Payne turning a natural edge winged bowl.  We had a good turn-out for the meeting and thanks to Marvin for the excellent demo.  We look forward to seeing you in August!

June 2018 CCW Meeting

Fellow Woodturners, The next CCW meeting is Tuesday, June 5, 2018 beginning at 6 PM at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens.  Marvin Payne will be our demonstrator. Marvin is a member of our club and has been turning for a number of years. He will be turning a natural edge winged bowl. He will turn this from a piece of log and will also demonstrate safety tips and techniques that need to be followed. Following these safety tips and techniques, the process of turning a winged bowl can be done by most turners.

Marvin has worked with this technique at both the John C Campbell Folk School on five different occasions, including as an instructor and also at Arrowmont under the guidance of David Ellsworth. 

We are very fortunate to have Marvin for our June meeting and we need to have a good turnout. Bring a guest or visitor and also don’t forget to bring something for our raffle. If you haven’t paid 2018 dues remember to bring $30 for an individual membership or $35 for a family membership.

May 2018 CCW Meeting Reminder

Fellow Woodturners,

    Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens.  The meeting begins at 6 PM.  The demonstrator for the month is John Lucas who is a nationally recognized wood turner.   John is a retired University photographer.  He has been turning wood for about 35 years and has made a “ little of everything”.    He is known for his hand mirrors , ornaments and miniatures   He will demonstrate how to turn a hand mirror with an off center design as well as an off-center pendant.   John has written many articles for American Woodturner, More Woodturning, Woodturning Design, Woodturning Fundamentals and Woodturning.   John has demonstrated at National symposiums as well as many regional symposiums and clubs.  He is also known for turning one of the smallest goblets in the world which stands about as high as 5 human hairs.    

Take a look at the attached pictures showing hand mirrors that John has provided.

John has demonstrated for our club in the past and always has an excellent program.

Both the mirror and  pendant should be very popular items  for children and grand children to give for mother’s day presents.   As time permits John will discuss  finishing his turned items using an airbrush spray system.

Plan on being at this meeting and lets have a big turnout for John.  He is donating his time for this demonstration in order to help our club.   

Bring a friend and bring items for our raffle.

Also remember to bring dues for 2018.  Dues are $30 for an individual or $35 for the family – a true bargain.

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