September Newsletter

From the September 2008 Newsletter

A splendid September, shorter days, cooler nights and the flood of color in the trees, signal that September is once again upon us. September has long been my favorite month. With its rush of changes and abundance of activities, there is something new each day. Woodturning opportunities abound and ways to become more involved in the SPSW club are ready for you to pick. Septemberʼs meeting will surely intrigue many members when Richard Steppic shows us how to turn a cube. Saturdayʼs Sawdust session will be held at my shop. This month Hal Johnson will be demonstrating hollowing systems. Sawdust sessions provide a great opportunity to get some one on one assistance.

Bring your tools, wood, safety glasses and a lunch and make some chips. Next month will be our fall mini-symposium and we welcome any member that would like to share their skills and knowledge on any aspect of the turning process from cutting the logs to selling the finished product. Contact Jim Cotter and join the fun. We will be selling raffle tickets for a medium size “Eliminator” end grain hollowing tool along with a Sorby parting tool- over $200 retail value. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Buy early and often!

See you on the 18th, and remember be safe, make chips and have fun!

-Pat McCart, SPSW President