LSWA's January 2014 Meeting

Welcome to all of our new club members and guests! Our January 25th, 2014 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.

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Note: 2014 Membership dues will be collected at the January meeting. Our dues have not increased from last year and remain $36.00 for individuals and $48.00 for a family (includes spouse and children). Please bring correct change with you to the meeting. Members who joined for the first time in 2013 will pay a pro-rated amount for 2014 dues. New membership cards will be available at this month’s meeting.

January Demonstration
Barry Walter
How to Prepare and
Turn a Fabric Pen Blank

This month’s demonstration will feature Barry Walter, who will be demonstrating how to prepare a unique writing pen made from fabric. How would you like a pen made from your grandpa's overalls, grandma's apron, your child's military uniform, or your grandchild's pajamas?  Barry will demonstrate how to prepare and turn a fabric pen blank to do exactly that. Come learn the technique he developed to do this and maybe a few other tips as well.

Barry has turned dozens of pens of all types and materials including antler. His pens are of such quality that people want to buy the one he has, or order several. Barry is an accomplished woodcarver and he also turns bowls, ornaments and other projects and is skilled with the Ring Master.

A Denim Writing Pen by Barry Walter

A Special Note from Our LSWA Cookie Elves

Hope you and your families had happy and safe holidays.  
The New Year has begun and Pati Hendriks' first task was to organize the addresses and schedules for the nice ladies who volunteered at the Christmas party to bring goodies for the monthly club meetings. THANK YOU PATI FOR YOUR HARD WORK, this was a wonderful idea!
The following women are scheduled for cookies:













Barbara Walter

Wanda Barnes

Alyce Aufdembrink

Barbara Weaver

Debby Hennessy

June Pope

Elaine Crawford

Susan Allen

Constance Greb

Gill Deel

OPEN (Panther Creek)

OPEN (Christmas Party)

Ladies, we will need cookies planned for 35-40 people remembering that we have several gentlemen who are diabetics, a special plate for them would be nice. Store bought cookies are great if you are pressed for time. I know many of you work outside of the home.  

Note: Pati went to Wal-Mart yesterday and noticed they have about six types of sugar-free cookies under $2.00.  She does not bake sugar-free cookies and maybe others do not either, but it is a good idea to have at least one package available for those with dietary restrictions.

If we have overlooked anyone who would like to help, or you need to change your schedule please give me a call. I will make a reminder call one to two weeks ahead of everyone's scheduled date.


Wanda and Pati

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. 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