LSWA's January 2010 Meeting

Welcome to all of our new club members and guests! Our January 2010 club meeting will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2010 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the the shop of Ron Clift, located at 10719 Lake Windcrest, Magnolia, Texas 77354 Phone: 713-542-8999.

Please bring a folding chair and a pair of ear plugs, or ear muffs for use during the chainsaw demo.

The shop can accommodate seating for everyone, but the number of chairs available is very limited.

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January 23 Meeting Agenda

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.Coffee, Snacks and Fellowship
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.Administrative Announcements
& Visitor Welcome
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.Members Show & Tell
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.Break
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.Discussion/Demonstration
11:15 - 11:45 a.m.Your Time to Turn Symposium
Information & Next Meeting Info

January Discussion/Demonstration

Chainsaw Processing
of Logs for Blanks

Cutting endgrain bowl blank

This month's demonstration will feature Steve Russell showing various ways to process green wood logs for blanks and turning squares. We will be cutting some nice Ash tree logs from a tree that Pete Allen had removed from his yard recently. If you a woodturner, chances are that sooner or later you will be working with green wood. Learn how to properly cut logs for blanks and how to use end grain sealer to help prevent the cut blanks from checking until you can rough them out in your studio.

Remember to bring some of your recent projects: Be sure to bring some of your recent turned projects for our Show and Tell, or Show and Ask session. This can be a completed turning, or one that you are still working on. During our Show and Tell, you will have the opportunity to show your turning to the group and tell us a little about how you turned it, what finish you used and if you encountered any challenges when turning, sanding, or finishing the piece.

Everyone in the club is interested in what you've been doing at the lathe. If you need help with a project you're working on, bring it and let's discuss it during the Show and Ask session. There is a lot of experience in the club and everyone is always happy to help.

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, or Ron Clift at 713-542-8999. I'm looking forward to seeing you all at Ron's. Take care and best wishes to you and yours!

Steve Russell
LSWA President

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