Aug 2014 Demo
by Jimmie Gill
Jimmie Gill has been a wood turner and member of WNT for the past nine years. He has been under the wing of Wayne Clowers for the same time. He still tells me I am holding the tool wrong and have not figured out what finesse means. Jimmie enjoys all kinds of wood turning but likes the pepper grinders the most.
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 - July 31th, 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).
MONTHLY PRESIDENT'S NOTES
It is Thursday evening in beautiful downtown Waco, Texas.
Fifty years ago today I married a very special lady. It is mine and Pat's 50th wedding anniversary and we have caught a lot of good natured flack about being at SWAT on our special day. It takes a special lady to do that.
As I write this it is hotter than blue blazes, whatever that means, but the convention center is cool. Your SWAT technical team gathered here this morning, unloaded all of our A/V equipment and setup the large room we sponsor. Things were really bustling today with vendors unloading their wares and setting up their displays. SWAT attendees were registering in droves and some really outstanding pieces were being placed in the Instant Gallery.
Getting to SWAT on Thursday has its benefits as I was able to corner a beautiful piece of maple burl to make Christmas ornaments. It would have been gone by Friday. Most of the vendors have setup by Thursday evening, ready for the Friday morning rush.
Bob Clark has done an outstanding job in providing lead in slide shows for each demonstration in our room. His shows run between each rotation providing general information on the next demonstrator and photos of his turnings. This is a first for SWAT.
We keep bringing up the importance of attending SWAT, but not just for the demonstrations, or the vendors, or the gallery, or the raffles, but for the commeraderie with your fellow club members. It is a great time and I highly encourage you to attend next year.
We have a new safety coordinator, Jim Tanksley. May his finger someday return to normal.
Don't forget to bring your "Bob's Challenge" bud vase and a chance to win prizes in a couple of months.
Be safe and I will see you Thursday.