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Lone Star Woodturners Assoc. - Monthly Meeting Notice, January 26, 2013
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Lone Star Woodturners Association, Inc.
Monthly Meeting Notice
January 26th, 2013

Welcome to all of our new club members and guests! Our January 26th, 2013 club meeting will be held at the Woodcraft Store located at 60 FM 1960 West, Houston, TX 77090 Phone: 281-880-0045 starting promptly at 8:30 a.m.

The address is:
Woodcraft - 60 FM 1960 West, Houston, TX 77090 Phone: 281-880-0045

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2013 Membership Dues Reminder: We will collect membership dues for 2013 at the January meeting. [Please make checks payable to LSWA]

  • Adult Member ($36.00 per year)
  • Family Membership ($48.00 Per Year)
  • Youth, under 18 ($12.00 per year)

Note: Members who joined for the first time during in 2012, will pay a prorated amount ($3.00 per month) based on the month they joined. Terry Hennessy has assumed the position of Raffle Coordinator. Please read his letter at the bottom of this notice regarding our new raffle program.

January 26th Agenda

8:30 - 8:55 a.m. Coffee, Snacks and Fellowship - Club Library will be open this month.
8:55 - 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Administrative Announcements - Steve Russell
2013 Dues – Please bring exact change or a check!
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Members Show & Tell and Tips - Pete Allen and Dennis Tholen
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break (Coffee and refreshments will be available)
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Three-Sided Vessel Turning
Using Multi-Axis Method
Demonstrator – Gary Barnes
11:30 - 11:35 a.m. Closing Announcements & Next Meeting Info - Steve Russell

January Demonstration
Three-Sided Vessel
Using Multi-Axis Method
Gary Barnes

Gary Barnes

Our January demonstration will feature Gary Barnes who will demonstrate how to turn a three-sided vessel using a multi-axis turning method. The sides of the vessel can be straight or twisted. In this informative demonstration, you will find out how to make the sides twist either clockwise or counterclockwise.

The demo includes an easy way to locate the multi-axis mounting points to produce either straight sides, or the desired direction of twist. This technique can be used to make practical items such as salt and pepper shakers, as well as turnings that are more esoteric. The two photos below showcase examples of this unique turning method.

3 sided turning

3 sided turning

Invite your woodturning friends: Please invite any of your woodturning friends who you think may be interested in joining our club. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (Steve) at 713-826-0046 Cell. I will look forward to seeing you all at Woodcraft. Please take a few moments to read the notice below from Terry Hennessy, our new raffle coordinator. Take care and best wishes to you and yours!

Steve Russell
LSWA President
Treasurer and Webmaster
Chairman - Planned Giving Program

Note: Remember to bring your 2013 dues to the January meeting. Please bring correct change or a check, thanks! If you cannot attend the January meeting, please mail your dues, payable to the LSWA to: LSWA, P.O. Box: 9275, Spring, Texas 77387


Being the new raffle guy, I thought I would let you know about our new raffle program. We now have items to raffle off, so our new raffle program will begin at our January meeting. We are asking members to get involved as well. We all have bought wood with the intention of using it on a project that never happened.

Therefore, look around your shop to see if you have any extra pen blanks, cut-offs, or spindle pieces for turning that you would be willing to donate for the raffle. In addition, if you have any new tools you bought but never used, or “gently used” tools that you only use once in a great while, you can donate these as well.

Tool Donation Program Details: We are beginning a new program where you can donate large items to the club for the raffle. For instance, Pete Allen has a brand new Rockler drill press table (similar to the one below) that did not fit his drill press:

Rockler drill press table

Therefore, he is donating that to the club for the raffle. Large items like this will be handled differently than our normal raffle items. The person donating the item can get a tax-deductible receipt from the club for any donated items. Then, we will hold a separate raffle for these donated items where we will sell a number of tickets equal to the value of the item (tickets will still be $1 each).

If we do not sell enough tickets at the first meeting on the special raffle, we will sell more tickets at the next club meeting and if we still do not sell enough tickets after that, we will go ahead and raffle the item off.

We will also be seeking donated items, or deeply discounted items from tool manufacturers, though as Steve Russell says, “We cannot go to that well very often.” If you have any other ideas for the raffle, or need to ask any questions, feel free to e-mail me.

Terry Hennessy LSWA Raffle Coordinator

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