We are the Denver area chapter of the AAW (American Association of Woodturners) serving Woodturners throughout Colorado's Front Range.
We help Woodturners gain experience by providing monthly demonstrations with Professional Turners, a library, mentoring, a Ladies group (Ladies of the Lathe) and Youth mentoring, etc.
Everyone is welcome to join us at one of our monthy meetings to see what we are all about.
We meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:15 to 9:00 PM in the basement of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware.
Visitors and new members are always welcome.
Tuesday, September 4th
Our demonstrator for August is Ron Ainge from our very own Front Range Woodturners club.
I will attempt to show how I turn Christmas Ornaments out of something that are very fragile, Sea Urchins. I will turn the top and bottom finials and show how I fit the finials to the holes in the Sea Urchins. I will also color the finials.
If time allows I will also turn an off centered bird house that makes the unit look like it has a front porch on it.
Many thanks to the August Clean Up Crew: Jay Miller, Andy Boudreau, Kay Shofner.
The September Clean Up Crew is: Steven Balchunas (2nd time this year!), Gary Watkins (2nd time this year!), Scott Highland.
There were no new members again in August. Remember to bring any unsuspecting acquaintance, and you can receive a gift card if they sign up!
Jimmy Clewes has offered to give our club a Group Buy discount of 15% off and FREE shipping off select tools and accessories that he sells. An order form has already been emailed to members. Bring your completed order form and payment to the September meeting (make checks payable to Roger Holmes), and orders will be available for pickup at the October meeting. Note that this is a one-time offer and does not coordinate with our regular quarterly group buy.
Detailed descriptions for tools can be found at www.jimmyclewes.com.
Any questions please contact Pat Scott or Roger Holmes.
The 6th Segmented Woodturners Symposium is October 12-14 in St. Louis, MO. More info can be found at: www.segmentedwoodturners.org
Mark your calendars for Saturday October 6th when FRW will hold its first Member Sale and Swap Meet in the basement of Rocklers. If you have any unused wood, tools, or jigs that you want to get rid of, reserve a table and bring them down to Rockler and either sell them or swap with another member for something else. Note: good wood only! Leave your firewood at home.
There is no cost to reserve a table and no admission fee. The only agreement is that whatever you sell, you agree to donate 10% of your total sales to the PHEOG program. We will work on the honor system so you must keep track of your sales throughout the day (or count the money in your pocket at the end of the day and give us 10%).
We will have a signup sheet at the September meeting if you want to reserve a table. Feel free to share a table with a buddy if you want! The more the merrier.
An election is a process in which people vote to choose a person or group of people to hold an official position.
Club elections are coming up in a few months, be thinking what position YOU would like to volunteer for! It would be nice to have an actual election where we can vote for candidates instead of just one name per spot (no offense intended to the current Board as I think they are doing a fantastic job).
The official description for each position is in our Bylaws starting on page 5. The Bylaws are on our website under the CLUB INFORMATION tab. Feel free to talk to the current Officer or Chair to ask them any questions you may have.
In addition, next year there are a few positions that we would like to have backup or assistants for. These are people that would help out at meetings when the regular Chair person can’t make it. Assistants would be given a different colored name tag and be trained by the Chair. These positions are vital to help our meeting run smoothly. We would like to have Assistant Chair positions for:
The May Newsletter is now avaliable.
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