Message from our President, Bill Marlow:
Many thanks to all of you for your efforts and support for our club at Strawberry Fest. This was a "first time" event for our club to be at public event and display what we create as well as our out reach programs. We learned a great deal with this event and can now plan for future events. We gained one new member with this effort and have a list of 16 more individuals that want to be contacted about our Learn to Turn program and membership in our club. Several other members of the public express interest in or club. Surprisingly we had at least three people make a donation to our club because of our out reach programs. No matter your level of participation in this event, it was good to have all of you involved. Thank you again. Bill
WIG STANDS for CANCER victims and survivors. DSWT has partnered with CARTI to produce wig stands for women who have lost their hair in their fight against cancer. This is our first batch being presented to CARTI for their wig display room. This is one of our many VOLUNTEER efforts and gives all wood-turners a chance to contribute their time and efforts in making a difference in some one's life. The instructions for the general dimensions are also posted below. You are only limited by your creativity. Please note that the synthetic hair wigs have to have a non-wood elevation for air circulation. Natural hair wigs can rest directly on the wood. Otherwise, you are unlimited by your creativity. Come join us in the effort! Thank you to all who have contributed and those who will continue to do so.
September's meeting moves from Thursday September 20th to Friday September 21st to accommodate a 2 day demonstration/workshop by Wayne Furr. Friday night is the demo portion open to all. Saturday's workshops are:
beginner to intermediate from 8am-12pm. Turning a clam shell box. This segment is full for hands on, but others can come to watch and learn.
More advanced will be from 1pm to 5pm. Turning a hollow vessel, exact project to be determined. This segment still has openings. There is no cost to members, $25 for non- members . Contact Club Secretary Brenda Clark to sign up for Saturday's class. firstname.lastname@example.org
Our DEMONSTRATION was by world famous production wood-turner, Mike Mahoney (https://www.youtube.com/results…
) via live video feed from his home in Northern California. We learned a lot! Also was the raffle, show and tell, and the winner of the Platter Challenge. Tom Dunn! GREAT WORK, Thomas Dunn. Go to the PHOTO GALLERY tab to see the pictures!
Our FIRST Basic Wood-turning Training Class. From left to right: Rick Northen, Don Hall, Bryan Signorelli, Ethan Anderson, Hal J. Merriman, Brenda Clark, Tom Thomas Dunn, Pat Morris, Ken Birjkovff, Bill Marlow.
Many thanks to our Students: Ethan Anderson, Brenda Clark, Kirk Freeny, Don Hall, Rick Northen, and Bryan Signorelli. Our Mentors: Bill Marlow, Ken Birjkovff, Hal Merrican, Pat Morris and Charles Kokes. And especially to VERY BIG THANKS to Mentor and wonderful INSTRUCTOR, TOM DUNN!!!
We hope to have additional training classes in the future.
Special THANKS to HAL MERRIMAN for the generous use of his workshop!
WOW! What a great turnout!! Four guests and three new members!!!
Members checking out the Gallery Table. Next month -- SHOW and TELL!!!
Ron Endicott from our sister club in Hot Springs (CAW - Central Arkansas Woodturners) came to teach us how to turn STAVE bowls and vases. THANK YOU RON!!!
A couple of Ron's stave vases. Tiger Maple, Burl, and Ebony. Great work, Ron!!!
Pay attention now! Ron is a good teacher.
Another of Ron's master pieces. A wooden ribbon make from perfectly matched 3 separate stave bowls, cut in two and then re-positioned and glued back together in a ribbon pattern. WOW!!! Please, do TRY this at home!! :)
Connection Center, First United Methodis Church, 308 W. Main St. Jacksonville
Come join us for fellowship, demonstrations, show and tell, for sell table, and much, much more!