Next Meeting - April 24, 2014
MEETING LOCATION AND TIME
The chapter meets on the last Thursday evening of each month from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at the Handley-Meadowbrook Lions Club, 6013 Craig Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76112.
Visitors and guests are always welcome to attend our meetings. The Handley-Meadowbrook Lions Club is about 1.5 miles south of I-30 on I-820 S. exit Craig Street (Exit 30a).
April 2014 Demo
“Bowl for a Board”
By Jim Bob Burgoon
Jim Bob is a graduate of West Texas State University with a degree in Industrial Education. He oversaw the Woodworking class at Levelland High School from 1983 to 1998. He then served the Lubbock Independent School District teaching Technology Education at two middle schools until his retirement in 2011. During his teaching tenure, numerous students competed in the Technology Students Association’s regional and state project competitions. He was named regional outstanding teacher by the South Plains Industrial Teacher Association three times during his teaching career.
Jim Bob joined the South Plains Woodturners upon its inception in 2006. He has served in the capacities of club librarian, Treasurer, and is the current President of SPW. With his extensive background in woodworking, Jim Bob has demonstrated numerous times for his local club. He has also demonstrated for the Panhandle Area Turners Society (PATS) in Canyon, and most recently for the Mountain Top Turners in Ruidoso, New Mexico.
Since retirement in 2011, Jim Bob has opened a woodworking shop. He does a wide variety of woodworking activities from turning to custom pistol grips! He recently acquired a Powermatic 3520B. He annually turns commemorative baby rattles for Monterey Church of Christ’s Family Commitment Sunday. He has lived in Lubbock since 1985. He is married, with two children.
MONTHLY PRESIDENT'S NOTES
President's report for April 2014
- While flipping thru my emails I found an American Association of Woodturners advertisement for a series of articles called “Lets Go For A Spin”. These articles go into great detail on all facets of turning and have many tips and tricks from famous turners. Sharpening, tool use, coves, beads, pots... the list is endless. This is a great resource for new and experienced turners. Go here to view the index and upcoming issues http://www.woodturner.org/?page=LetsGoForASpinMember . This is free to AAW members but may also be purchased by non members. This is one more good reason to become a member of AAW.
- In January our club voted to replace the old audio/video system with a new HD system. The new system has now been constructed and will be used this week. Your new system will be the envy of any other club at SWAT and I have not heard of anything like it anywhere else in the country. Bob Clark and I have spent literally hundreds of hours researching, procuring and assembling the system. John Lauderbaugh, Bob Wiggins and Jeff Robbins assisted in construction. Mary Clark fabricated great protective covers for the monitors and my wife, Pat, provided many meals for the workers. The old system was sold to the Panhandle Woodturners club in Amarillo.
- As John Horn has been touting, May is the month for our nationally famous turner Joe Ruminski to be here for all day instruction sessions beginning the 12th and a full day demonstration on Saturday the 17th. This is your last chance to register for the classes so bring your check book or cash and sign up for one or more of the 5 classes being offered. Any open spots after this Thursday will be offered to other local woodturners, so get them while they are available. See John Horn's information for dates, agenda and pricing.
- It is not too early to start making plans for SWAT as August and summer heat will be here before you know it. Time to start turning boxes for “Beads Of Courage” and that special piece for the instant gallery. Also, make your hotel/camp reservations early while they are available. Don't know about SWAT... ask any of the old timers and check it out here http://www.swaturners.org/ .
- See you at 6:30pm Thursday and be safe. We do not need any new “safety coordinators”.
Monthly Bring Back Raffle
Every month at our meeting we have a table to share what we have turned. Tickets are $1. If you win a turned/ unturned item, you are asked to bring a like item to the next meeting you attend.
March 2014 Bring Back Results