Lone Star Woodturners Association

LSWA's January 2011 Meeting

Happy New Year! Welcome to all of our new club members and guests! Our January 2011 club meeting will be held at the home of Pete Allen, LSWA’s Vice President, starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. Pete lives at 191 N. Tranquil Path in Grogan's Point in The Woodlands. Pete's phone number is 281-364-9765 in case you get lost, or need additional directions.

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Attention: 2011 LSWA Membership Dues will be collected at the January 2011 Meeting.

Annual dues for individual members are $25.00, individual students (under age 18) are $12.00 and family memberships are $40.00. New members who joined during 2010 will pay a pro-rated amount based on the month they joined. Please remember to bring your check, or cash to the meeting. Correct change is appreciated.

January 22 Meeting Agenda

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.Coffee, Snacks and Fellowship - Club Library will be open during fellowship period
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.Administrative Announcements
& Visitor Welcome - Steve Russell
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.Members Show & Tell - Pete Allen
9:45 - 10:00 a.m.Tips & Best Practices - Dennis Tholen
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.Break
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.Discussion/Demonstration - Steve Russell & Chuck Johnson - Mounting Options for Lathe Projects
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.Closing Announcements
& Next Meeting Info - Steve Russell

January Demonstration
Mounting Options for Lathe Projects


Steve Russell

Introduction to Mounting
Options for Lathe Projects


Chuck Johnson

Vacuum Chucking Options

Our January meeting will feature LSWA’s President, Steve Russell and our Assistant Vice President, Chuck Johnson, who will be demonstrating various options for mounting your projects on your lathe. Basic and intermediate spindle and faceplate project mounting options will be demonstrated, as well as advanced mounting options like vacuum and eccentric fixings.

My grandfather always said, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” There are many different ways of mounting projects on the lathe. We will be showing numerous commercially available fixings, as well as some that you can make from scraps in your studio for little or no cost. No matter what you want to turn on your lathe, you have to find a way to get it mounted. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn innovative methods for getting your projects mounted on the lathe!

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. I'm looking forward to seeing you all at Pete's studio. Take care and best wishes to you and yours!

Steve Russell
LSWA President

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