January 2015 Demo
By Fred Denke
FRED DENKE’S DEMO FOR JANUARY
Our January demonstrator is Fred Denke. a retired engineer who spent 42 years in the aircraft industry. After retiring on January 1,1999 in a effort to fill his leisure time he purchased a wood turning lathe and has enjoyed the hobby or craft, whichever you prefer.
This month Fred will tell the story of his walking cane and how he developed a technique for constructing a 31-inch walking cane using a Jet Mini lathe
Only a few tools are required for this project, it is a cross between using a pen mandrel and conventional spindle turning. The end product can be simple or if you are an experienced turner of beads and coves they can be added to the cane. This demo will only show a simple cane without beads or coves..
Next Meeting -Jan 28th, 2015
(next - Feb 25th)
MEETING LOCATION AND TIME
The chapter meets on the last Thursday evening of each month from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at the Handley-Meadowbrook Lions Club, 6013 Craig Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76112.
Visitors and guests are always welcome to attend our meetings. The Handley-Meadowbrook Lions Club is about 1.5 miles south of I-30 on I-820 S. exit Craig Street (Exit 30a).
MONTHLY PRESIDENT'S NOTES
President's report for November 2015Welcome to our new members: Paul Carlson, James Howard, Russell Myers, Bill Pitts, and Mark Semlow.
You should have received an email announcing this month's meeting schedule change. Every November we meet on the Thursday preceding Thanksgiving which is this Thursday the 19th.
I want to apologize to those that brought turnings last month and did not get them critiqued because of time constraints. If you will bring them this week I promise to have them critiqued.
I know I enjoyed Janice Levi's pyrography demonstration and her classes were such a sellout, but who knows, we may do it again.
We had our officer elections last month and you unanimously re-elected all of the incumbent board members.
"Bob's Challenge" response for October was a great surprise to me, but maybe it shouldn't be. You have excelled in each more difficult project but really did yourselves proud with the lidded boxes with finials. Don't forget this month's challenge is table decorations for our Christmas dinner. John Lauderbaugh will be collecting them to be given away at the end of our dinner. Remember you get one quarterly drawing ticket for each challenge you participate in.
Our Christmas dinner on December 12th is not far away and we need your contributions for the turnings auction. This is the highlight of the evening and a great time to show off your skills by donating a quality piece. James Haynes will also be taking raffle contributions of quality new or lightly used woodturning associated material. See James' article in this newsletter.
cooler temperatures, it will be easier to keep up with the three ongoing club activities (Empty Bowls, Beads Of Courage and Bob's Challenge) as they are not only some of our community outreach, but provide excellent training and practice.
See you at 6:30pm Thursday and be safe. We don't need a "safety coordinator".
The mission of the Woodturners of North Texas is to advance the creative pursuit of woodturning through educational programs, practical demonstrations and community service projects. Personal achievement is encouraged through mentoring, design challenges and member participation.