Next Meeting -January 26th, 2017
(next - February 23rd)
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 2017 Demo
George Freeman on “What You Never Knew About Wood”
and Dr. John Blatman on “Wood Toxicity – Cause and Cure”
George Freeman Biography
Grew up in Boyd, Texas on the Trinity River Bottoms farm land and woods
Dallas Fireman for 45 years, retired in June 2015
Owner of Creative Concepts in Landscaping in Dallas for several years, which was a complete landscape/irrigation/stone laying business
Also had a companion nursery growing operation for trees and shrubs in East Texas at the same time
Enjoys woodworking and woodturning
Owns a sawmill and chainsaw mill used to cut specialty lumber sizes, slabs and beams
Spends a lot of the time in the woods gathering trees for the saw mill and logs to turn into turning blanks.
MONTHLY PRESIDENT'S NOTES
President's report for Nov 2016
- Welcome to our new members: Michael Wright and McCulle Wright. We now have 207 members.
- Our club is a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW). If you are not a member you should be. The AAW offers many programs to help you learn and enhance your turning experience. The November issue of Woodturning Fundamentals was just released… a great tool for beginners and advanced turners along with the American Woodturner Journal, video sources and much more. Not sure, go to Free 60 day guest membership and check out all of the advantages.
- We are doing a new club directory for 2017. We will be taking photos of all registering members whose photo is not in the 2015 directory. See James Haynes’ article in this newsletter for more information.
- Bob Wiggins sure left the November challenge open for your own interpretation. You could turn a bird house for a hummingbird or an eagle, if they lived in houses, or even a tree ornament. Don’t forget yours this Thursday.
- If you have any good woodturning tools that you can live without, James Haynes would like very much to have them donated to our Christmas raffle. Please bring them to James at this meeting.
- Our last month’s challenge did not provide quite enough table center piece turnings for the Christmas banquet. John Lauderbaugh could use 7 or 8 more. Please bring your donation to John Thursday.
- It is time for yearly dues. James will be taking your $24 starting this Thursday. Please bring a check or correct cash as he does not take plastic. This of course does not anywhere near cover our club expenses so it is very important to do donate one, or more, of your fine turnings to our Christmas auction. It is just as important to actively bid on your chosen piece at the Christmas banquet. See James’ article in this newsletter.
- See you at 6:30pm Thursday and be safe.
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.