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September 2005 Program:
Jimmie Arledge

"Five Suggestions for
Lathe Turned Gifts"

For our August demonstration Jimmie Arledge will show how to make at least five different items that can be used as gifts for a variety of occasions. One of the items he will demonstrate will be a top that actually whistles. None of the pieces will use hardware kits, just easily obtainable wood that you might have sitting around the shop. All the projects can be produced on a mini-lathe.

Jimmie Arledge joined the Woodturners of North Texas in 1994 and became Vice President in 1999. He is also a Past President of the Dallas Area Woodturners. Jimmie has studied and hosted workshops with such famous woodturners as Michael Hosaluk, Jean-François Escoulen of France, Ernie Newman of Australia, and Phil Brennion, President of the AAW.

He will be assisting Clay Foster at Arrowmont this year as he makes his annual trip to this most well known school of arts and crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Each month, Jimmie opens his well equipped shop for hands on participation by club members of our area.

Revised January 27, 2006