CF Woodcrafter’s Meeting on 11-16-2022

The Woodcrafters will meet Wednesday, 11-16-2022, at 1pm in The Clubhouse Vista Room. Prospective
members and visitors are welcome. After an abbreviated business meeting and elections, we’ll carpool
to Apple Country Woodcrafters for a demonstration at 2:30PM of making toys with the Laguna CNC
router. Please bring ear protection if you have earphones. Apple Country Woodcrafters is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to member’s education & using woodworking to benefit the community. Since 1995, members have made over 25,000 wooden toys, for local deserving children at Christmas. The shop is a well-equipped 3750 square foot facility with a library of over 500 books and magazines about woodworking. For more information on Apple Country Woodcrafters, their website address is: http://www.applecountrywoodcrafters.org/. For further information, call Diane Adler-Wailes at 301-461-9249.

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CF Woodcrafters Meeting on 10-19-2022

The CF Woodcrafters will meet Wed., 10/19 at 1 pm in the Clubhouse Vista Room. Prospective new members are welcome. After our business meeting, we’ll carpool to Village Blacksmiths in Brevard where we’ll tour their shop. There are some space limitations at their shop, so carpooling is recommended or parking across the street. Check out their Facebook page – Village Blacksmiths. If there are questions, call Doug Kish at 828-577-0454 or Diane Adler-Wailes at 301-461-9249.

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CF Woodcrafters Club Tour of Giving Tree Cabinets

Following the 9/21 business meeting, five members visited Giving Tree Cabinets, in Cedar Mountain. Steve Huter, the owner, generously gave his time to show his shop, describe a few techniques, and answer questions.

Steve explained that cabinets can be built framed, or frameless; he only does framed cabinets. Frameless cabinetry can be more profitable, but installation is unforgiving. Very often walls/ceilings are not perfectly square, and small cabinet modifications must be made during installation. Framed cabinets are more easily subject to modifications.

Giving Tree measures the home space, designs, constructs, and installs cabinets. Cabinet doors and drawers are subcontracted to a shop in Greenville. The subcontractor produces totally custom sized drawers and doors, so there are no limitations to design. One of Steve’s major tasks is to label and keep track of all manufactured cabinet components, doors, and drawers, which can become very confusing – he does this all with pencil and paper.

Arguably his most impressive piece of equipment is a computer driven table saw, complete with a CRT screen. He types in a cut size and a fence automatically moves, then he types in a cut angle and the blade automatically tilts. Pretty cool. Here are some pictures from the tour.

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Woodcrafters Meeting, 9/21/2020

The Woodcrafters will meet Wednesday, 9/21 at 1pm in Atagahi Park.  Prospective members and visitors are welcome.  After our business meeting, we’ll carpool to Giving Tree Cabinets in Cedar Mountain where we’ll tour the workshop where Steve Huter and his small crew build custom cabinetry.  For further information, call Doug Kish (828-884-9926) or Diane Adler-Wailes (301-461-9249).

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Woodcrafter Needed

Paula Swartz needs a Woodcrafter to help her cut rabits for framing material. This will be a paying job. Please contact Paula directly if interested at 828-884-8918.

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Annual CF Woodcrafters Picnic and Tool Swap

Please join your fellow Woodcrafters for our Annual Picnic and Tool Swap at Atagahi Pavilion on August 17th from 1-4 PM. All spouses/significant others are welcome. We plan to order barbecue, baked beans, and coleslaw from Hawg Wild Barbecue. We will do a Potluck for all of the other food. Please bring your favorite beverage, and RSVP to Diane Adler-Wailes at 301-461-9249. When you RSVP, please include how many folks are attending and what you will share: appetizer, side dish, or dessert. We hope to see you there!

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Club Visits Cedar Mountain Banjos

On Wednesday, July 20, 2022, ten members visited the workshop of Cedar Mountain Banjos in nearby Sherwood Forest. For information on Cedar Mountain Banjos, visit https://www.cedarmtnbanjos.com

For more pictures of our visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k1whubt1sz2o79l/AADxCUczcmF5-jlnaGQr-ZvIa?dl=0
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Reminder: Woodcrafters Club Meeting on July 20th

CF Woodcrafters will meet Wednesday, July 20th, at 1:00PM at the Atagahi Park Pavilion for our regular business meeting. Current and prospective members and visitors are welcome. During the meeting, there will be a drawing for a $20 Klingspor gift card, generously donated to the club by Klingspor. Only paid members of the CF Woodcrafters will be eligible for the drawing. Afterwards, we will carpool to Cedar Mountain Banjos’ shop (located in Sherwood Forest) where Tim Gardner will present a program demonstrating how to build banjos: including a lathe technique to construct parts of the banjos, overall construction of the banjos, and descriptions of the different characteristics of the wood used in construction. To view some information prior to the meeting about Cedar Mountain Banjos, the website address is: https://www.cedarmtnbanjos.com/

For more information about our past programs, check out our website: cfwc.wordpress.com. Call Diane Adler-Wailes (301-461-9249) or Doug Kish (828-884-9926) if you have questions.

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Fundraiser for Brevard Elementary School – Time & Place

When: Monday, September 19th (4PM-8PM)

Where: Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard, NC

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Fundraiser for Brevard Elementary School

Please be a part of the Brevard Elementary School 2022 Makers and Builders Fundraiser. The fundraiser will be an opportunity to display and sell your extraordinary crafts, promote your business, interact with your community, and support one of your local elementary schools. There will be a silent auction, music, and food. 10% of the proceeds from all sales benefit Brevard Elementary School for the purpose of improving the outdoor classrooms and the interactive trail system on the Brevard Elementary School campus. If you are interested, please go to the following website to fill out a vendor application: https://forms.gle/mDAUtcecMyAaXG5Q6

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