SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER
THE NEXT MEETING
Our next meeting is this coming Saturday, September 21st, at Woodcraft.
The Address is 102 Four Coins Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317. The doors open at 9am, with the meeting starting about 9:45. We will be out of there by noon unless you want to stay and see whatever Woodcraft is doing at 1pm.
Please save the parking spaces directly in front of the store for customers, so I am asking that you park against the grass strip. This is where we will have our “tailgate sale”. Any of you who have items for sale or free give-a-ways can make the deals out here before the meeting. Please don’t bring anything into the store other than Instant Gallery items. We don’t want to mix up our stuff with Woodcraft stock.
We sure ended the summer in a busy way!
First the Picnic at Evergreen Park – A good time was had by all, although I do apologize that we tried to do too much with a board meeting thrown into the middle. That put the brakes on the turning competition and lessons that I had planned.
Then we had the Demonstrations at Fair in the Park and Ross Community Day. Again we had a little bad planning by doing both of these on the same weekend, however somehow it worked and you all supported the club.
Now we embark a new season in our new home. Pat and I were at Woodcraft last week to set up the safety frame and make sure the video and audio work as planned. I feel this is going to be a great adventure for us all.
We want to see what you’ve been working on! I know some of you have taken classes this summer – let’s see what you learned. Even if you brought stuff to the picnic, bring it again to share with the whole club.
Dave Betler will be demonstrating how to make an Aladdin’s Lamp on the wood lathe. While you may never want to tackle this project, there are a lot of little things to learn at this demo. First we will talk about how to plan a project (something different for some of us who let the wood speak to us). Next we do spindle turning, use of waste blocks, faceplate turning, hollowing, sanding on and off the lathe, and finally finial turning. In order to get this complete on time, Dave will be doing this in stages so you won’t be bored with a lot of the same stuff. Also Pat will be recording this and hopefully we can have this on the website.
COMING IN OCTOBER
The Skew is not a tool to open paint cans with!
Linda Van Gehuchten will show us how to use this tool properly. Yes, it is more than a negative rake scraper and can be your go-to tool for spindle work. Linda is a professional woodworker and has so many tricks up her sleeve this is a can’t miss program.
Remember, your friends and family are always welcome, so see you there.