October 2017 CCW Reminder

Fellow Woodturners, the next meeting of the Classic City Woodturners is Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens. The meeting begins at 6 PM and concludes by 8:45 PM.

For our October 3, 2017 meeting Don Russell is our demonstrator. Don has demonstrated for our club several times in the past, the last time being in 2010 (I think). He has not demonstrated for any club in the last few years and is now getting back on the “demonstration circuit”.

For our evening Don will be turning one of his polychromatic Christmas ornaments. Now is the time to be getting your Christmas orders for family and friends and this ornament by Don is a very popular item. He has presented this demonstration to the our group before about 7-8 years ago. For those who have seen it this will be a good refresher and a good motivator to start turning for Christmas. For those who have not seen this demonstration you are in for a treat and will leave with the idea of turning several for Christmas presents.

We have asked Don to bring several of his kits where the polychromatic blanks are already glued up in case you do not want to go to the trouble of cutting and gluing your own. He will also have a number of his tea light turning kits. These too are very popular as gifts.

I encourage all members to be there and give Don a warm welcome back to the “circuit” as I call it. Bring a guest and also bring some wood for the raffle.

We are very fortunate to have Don for our October meeting and we should make a good impression by having a good turnout. Summer is over, kids are back to school and as we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, this is a good way to get lined up for your holiday turning.

For those who are interested our library has several CDs of Don’s demonstration and we have the complete set of the collaborative CDs done by Don and Ron Brown. These can be checked out and will provide an excellent way to review the demonstration at home while preparing to turn either the Christmas ornament or the tea light.

Remember to invite and bring a friend and also bring some wood or other material for our raffle.

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