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Lone Star Woodturners Assoc. - Monthly Meeting Notice, April 27, 2013
April 21, 2013

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Lone Star Woodturners Association, Inc.
Monthly Meeting Notice
April 27th, 2013

Welcome to all of our new club members and guests! Our April 27th, 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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This is a quick note to update you on a few things about the club and a new addition to our club website.

  1. Several members have requested that the supply sources from Brian Greb’s March, 2013 "CA Finishing" demonstration be uploaded to the club website. This information is now available at the following address:

    Educational Library page

    Please scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see the link to the file.

  2. The password for the private area on the club website has now changed. Effective immediately, the password is now exactly as shown:


    Note: The above password is the initials of the club “LSWA” and the number “22,” all in lowercase letters, no spaces, quotes or dashes. The password is case-sensitive, so make sure you use all lower case letters when entering the password to access private website pages.

    If you saved the old password (22lonestar) in a password keeper program, you will need to update it with the new password listed above. Our website homepage is:


    As a reminder, the private area on the club website is maintained to protect the privacy of club member address, phone number and email information. It is also available for other private pages like “For Sale” items, the inventory of our library and our LSWA only member benefit/discount page with various woodturning suppliers. Please respect the privacy of this area by not sharing the password with anyone who is not a member of the LSWA.

  3. If you still have ANY outstanding material (books, DVD’s) from the club library, please return them at the April meeting. If you cannot attend the April meeting and you have materials to return, please call Steve Russell at (713) 826-0046 (cell) and I will arrange to personally pick up any library materials from you at your convenience. We are in the process of conducting an inventory of the library and we need all of the books and videos returned as soon as possible. Thanks in advance for your cooperation in this regard!

As always, if you have any suggestions to improve the club, please get with one of the officers (Steve Russell-President, Pete Allen-Vice President, or Dennis Tholen-Secretary) and let us know how we can make your experience in the club better. We are always open to suggestions for improvement and we truly value your opinions. Thanks to everyone for your continued support and participation in the LSWA. Cheers!

April 27th Agenda

8:30 - 8:55 a.m. Coffee, Snacks and Fellowship - The club library will be closed until further notice to conduct an inventory. Please return any remaining library items that you may have (books, DVD's) at our April meeting.
8:55 - 9:00 a.m. Welcome Announcements & Visitor Welcome - Pete Allen
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Members Show & Tell - 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. Spiral "Turning" with the Legacy Ornamental Jig
Demonstrator – Tom Anderson
11:30 - 11:35 a.m. Closing Announcements - Dennis Tholen

April Demonstration
Spiral “Turning” on the Legacy Ornamental Jig
Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson

Our April demonstration will feature Tom Anderson, who will be demonstrating how to use a router based ornamental mill to turn spirals and identical repeated elements on spindle projects. If you attended our December 2012 meeting, you will recall the spiral candlesticks Tom shared with us during his Show and Tell.

Legacy ornamental mill

Tom will be using a router mounted on an early model Legacy Ornamental Mill for this informative demo. The Legacy Ornamental Mill uses a threaded feed shaft to move the router along the work piece as the blank rotates creating a spiral. Settings can be preserved and used to precisely duplicate coves, beads and other elements on the same work piece, or on multiple work pieces.

Spiral turnings

This demo will create a lot of chips and will be loud, so you should bring your Personal Protection Equipment - safety glasses and ear protection (muffs or earplugs) for the demo.

If you’ve been looking for something new to add to your turned work, you should check out this very informative demo. One of the great things about woodturning is the ability to incorporate design elements on your projects that have been made with other woodworking tools and equipment. Start thinking outside the box and experiment with multi-tool design elements on your next project!

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. Take care and best wishes to you and yours!

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

Note: The club is still accepting donations of large equipment for our raffle. All proceeds will go directly to the LSWA. If you have any working equipment that you would like to donate, please contact our raffle coordinator, Terry Hennessy. Donors will receive an official tax receipt acknowledging their donation. All donations of money and equipment to the LSWA are tax deductible according to applicable IRS regulations.

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