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Current Newsletter

 
When:
Saturday, April 11, 2015
 
Time:
10 AM - 4 PM
 
Presenter:
Sam McDowell
 

Sam McDowell will present some basics needed to successfully turn green wood. He will start with some definitions and discussion of selection, storing, preparing then actually turning and drying green wood. What is green wood? Green wood is usually thought of as freshly cut and still wet. Wood has two types of water in it: FREE water and CELL water. Free water moves up and down with the seasons as we all know. Choosing when to cut makes a huge difference in the weight of the wood and time available for storage. A tree cut in early spring when the sap is starting to rise is in the GROWTH cycle when it lays down new wood just under the bark; therefore the bark is very loose and easy to knock off and will probably fall off later (important for natural edge pieces). Wood cut in winter has a much tighter bark. Wood stored over the summer will grow mold throughout (spalting) and eventually rot.

Handout

Come early….
Check out the library
Raffle Table with many interesting goodies
Spend a few minutes talking with friends

Stay late ….
Help your friends clean up!

 

There are quite a few symposiums and events coming up in 2014. Click on the "Links" button above to see some of them in the Southeast.
If you know of any other events the members might be interested in, please email us.
 

 

 

 

Got a question about any aspect of woodturning?

Send your question to Questions@NCWoodturners.org

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Challenge Marathon 2015:

Rules:

* The project is due on the meeting date.
* You are eligible each month for a drawing for a tool - you get one ticket per entry submitted.
* If you miss a meeting/project, you can still submit/share the project to have your name in the list of those that participated in all challenge projects - this will entitle you to reduced membership fees ($30) for the next year.  .

Prizes:

Each month there will be a drawing for those who participated for that month's special prize - generally a turning tool.

We will continue giving raffle tickets to the monthly raffle for up to 3 entries each month.

 

Good Luck!

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Unless otherwise noted in the newletter, the monthly meeting is held at Klingspor's in Hickory.

Address: 856 21st Street Dr. SE Phone: 828-326-9663

 

Click here for map to Klingspor's Woodworking Shop in Hickory

Klingspor

 

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