Oct 2014 Demo
“Open Shop and Christmas Ornaments w/long finials”
by Glynn Cox
WNT SUPER THURSDAY, October 30TH
Are you ready for another exciting Open Shop with Hot Dogs, Swap and Shop, and Tips and Tricks Super Thursday on October 30th?
Starting at 3 PM until 6 PM our Open Shop will be your opportunity to visit with our Mentors and learn hands on about the things in which you are interested. There will be a number of lathes stationed about our meeting room with someone who can help you with just about anything you want to learn. There will be a couple of sharpening stations with Mentors to help with your tool grinding issues. Several lathes stations will feature everything from bowl techniques, skew techniques, spindle issues, hollow form techniques, segmented turning issues, and much, much more.
Hot Dogs and drinks will be available for purchase to ward off that nagging hunger you might get during the long special day.
Got surplus tools, and any item of value that you don’t need any more? Put a price on them and offer them for sale during the Open Shop or the meeting to follow.
If you have Tips or Tricks you think others might like to use, call John Horn at 817-485-7397 so he can arrange to put you on the program for the club meeting following the Open Shop. We would like to hear from you about the things you have found useful around the shop. We all have some idea or item we can show to others that would make their woodturning experience better. Your presentation should not be more than about 5 minutes or so because we expect a number of our members to show a wide variety of items or ideas that others may not have experienced. Even if your idea is not your own, but you found it useful, share it with the rest of us. Help us celebrate the experiences you have had in your woodturning adventure.
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 - Sept 25th, 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.