November 2019 CCW Meeting Reminder

Apologies for the late posting!  Meeting is tomorrow!

Fellow Woodturners, the next meeting of the Classic City Woodturners is Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at The Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens. The meeting begins at 6 PM and ends around 8:30 PM.  The demonstrator for November is Mark Silay. Mark has been to our club many times and is always a big hit.  This time Mark will be doing a “hodgepodge” of items for discussion and demonstrating to include a new subject for him; using sapwood in turnings to highlight the light colors especially in ornaments.  He will discuss and demonstrate using a pen mandrel for turning Christmas ornaments.  And of course Mark will be discussing his slicing techniques that he is known for as well as a discussion on how to sharpen the spindle gouge for wood slicing.  We should try and have a large turnout for Mark.

We want to encourage folks to bring something for the Show and Tell part of our business meeting.  The importance of the Show and Tell is so members can brag about what they’ve been able to accomplish and provide inspiration to others to try ideas they may not have thought of or thought that they couldn’t do.

It is worth noting that our raffle receipts seem to be down from what we used to get. We need to remind folks that the raffle is one way we get money each month to keep the club going.  Dues alone won’t do it.  This is why we have the raffle and encourage you to support it.

Remember to bring a quest and bring something for our raffle.

This meeting will be our last for this year as December is when we have the Christmas party.  More information forthcoming.

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.

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