Next Meeting - April 24, 2014
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).
April 2014 Demo
“Bowl for a Board”
By Jim Bob Burgoon
Jim Bob is a graduate of West Texas State University with a degree in Industrial Education. He oversaw the Woodworking class at Levelland High School from 1983 to 1998. He then served the Lubbock Independent School District teaching Technology Education at two middle schools until his retirement in 2011. During his teaching tenure, numerous students competed in the Technology Students Association’s regional and state project competitions. He was named regional outstanding teacher by the South Plains Industrial Teacher Association three times during his teaching career.
Jim Bob joined the South Plains Woodturners upon its inception in 2006. He has served in the capacities of club librarian, Treasurer, and is the current President of SPW. With his extensive background in woodworking, Jim Bob has demonstrated numerous times for his local club. He has also demonstrated for the Panhandle Area Turners Society (PATS) in Canyon, and most recently for the Mountain Top Turners in Ruidoso, New Mexico.
Since retirement in 2011, Jim Bob has opened a woodworking shop. He does a wide variety of woodworking activities from turning to custom pistol grips! He recently acquired a Powermatic 3520B. He annually turns commemorative baby rattles for Monterey Church of Christ’s Family Commitment Sunday. He has lived in Lubbock since 1985. He is married, with two children.
MONTHLY PRESIDENT'S NOTES
President's report for March 2014
- There is only one word for our February Open Shop... WOW!!! With 8 lathes,
- Last meeting was also a high point in attendance. We had 94 members and visitors, which has only been exceeded in attendance at our Christmas banquets. Keep up the good work bringing new turners and we will continue to provide great demonstrations. Speaking of demonstrations... I heard a lot of good comments about our Tips and Tricks demos. I always learn something new when I see these. There are literally thousands of ideas that craftsmen have developed to make their task easier or even possible.
- May is the month for our nationally famous turner Joe Ruminski to be here for all day instruction sessions beginning the 12th and a full day demonstration on Saturday the 17th. Bring your check book or cash and sign up for one or more of the 5 classes being offered. Any open spots after this Thursday will be offered to other local woodturners, so get them while they are available. See John Horn's information for dates, agenda and pricing.
- I have seen the biography of this month's demonstrator, Mike Gray. This is one demo I don't want to miss as Mike specializes in thread chasing and finials. That is one of my favorite subjects and one I need to learn a lot more about. See John Horn's article later in this newsletter
- The Empty Bowls Luncheon will be held on March 27th and will feature our 213+ turned items. A real high light of this year's luncheon will be a surprise to the VIP guests. We have turned and provided over 60 "weed pot" center pieces to grace their tables, and they will be able to purchase them. The Empty Bowls Luncheon is a primary fund raising event for the Tarrant Food Bank. Our club's donations, whether bowls, rolling pins, vases or other turned items are greatly appreciated and highly sought after. We are proud to be a sponsor.
- Are you interested in photography? Jeff Robbins has volunteered to be our club photographer but he could use some manual help early in the meetings moving the turnings from display to photo and back. A little help here will greatly shorten the time he is tied up photographing our turnings. Please see Jeff and lend a hand.
- I was unable to attend the Rockler demo Saturday but I hear it was successful, gaining at least one new member. Thank you Randy Johnson for coordinating the event.
- See you at 6:30pm Thursday and be safe. We do not need any more “safety coordinators”. Sorry, no hot dogs this month.
3 grinders, and hot dogs in the kitchen it was an awesome sight. If you missed this one, shame on you, but not to fret because we will be repeating it in a few months. Please thank John Horn for arranging all of the turning activities. It turned out great even though he was unable to attend in person. Thank Bob Wiggins, and John Lauderbaugh for the idea of serving hot dogs and especially Susan Wiggins and Mary Clark for doing the hard stuff... cooking and serving.
Monthly Bring Back Raffle
Every month at our meeting we have a table to share what we have turned. Tickets are $1. If you win a turned/ unturned item, you are asked to bring a like item to the next meeting you attend.
February 2014 Bring Back Results