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.
Next Meeting - January 29th, 2015
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).
January 2015 Demo
By Ken Rodgers
Ken Rodgers started turning in 1991 and joined WNT almost immediately. Clay Foster and Larry Roberts were my main “go to” guys when I had questions. That was back in the Paxton Lumber store on Berry St era. When we started using video cameras I was involved from day one, both at WNT meetings and Texas Turn or Two (now SWAT). In ’96 a few of us started the Dallas club and for several years I was active in both clubs. A few years ago the drive from east Richardson to Ft Worth in rush hour traffic forced me to cut back my WNT involvement drastically. Now that I am retired and can drive to Ft Worth in the middle of the afternoon I hope to come to the WNT meetings more often. I have done demos at all four area clubs and SWAT. You can see samples of my turnings in my gallery on the DAW Website: http://www.dallaswoodturners.com/Gallery/tabid/91/AlbumID/471-12/Default.aspx
MONTHLY PRESIDENT'S NOTES
I sure hope you had as good a holiday season as I did. One of the season highlights was our super successful Christmas dinner. We gave and raffled away tables full of tools and other woodturning accessories. Our turning auction was far better that even I expected, and I had high expectations. Our club members really came through on contributions and on active bidding. The extra financial support will allow us to do more this year such as Saturday open shops, free all day Saturday demo and more to be announced later.
Empty Bowls luncheon is coming on February 20th so you need to get all of those bowls, pens, pepper mills, rolling pens, etc. that you made over the holidays turned in this coming meeting; particularly those of us that made a commitment to the Bowl Of The Month program. If you miss this date you will need to get your turnings to Sandy Jarrell by February 14th.
I mentioned it our last meeting, and again I want to stress being on our activities list. If you want to participate in club community service activities such as school arts day, RISE demonstrations and other club functions you need to let our Activities Director, John Horn, know. John has lists of club members that he calls on to staff these activities. John cannot call each member hoping to get volunteers. See John and get on his list as these activities are very rewarding.
Get ready for Jimmy Clewes! Our super instructor/demonstrator is coming this spring for great classes and an all day demonstration session. See the class information in this newsletter and John Horn will have class signup sheets at our Thursday meeting.
It is time to renew your WNT club and American Association of Woodturners memberships. James Haynes will be taking our membership dues Thursday and you can register/renew with AAW online at https://aaw.site- ym.com/general/register_member_type.asp? . Our club is a chapter of the AAW and we highly encourage all of our members to join.
See you at 6:30pm Thursday and be safe. We do not need any new “safety coordinators”.
Glynn Cox President