Tomorrow’s CFWC meeting.

DON’T BE LATE!!!!! 1 PM at the clubhouse. We will have a 5 minute meeting and then we will be going to David Petit’s shop in Rosman. We will car pool.

Scott Kuba

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Program for July 19th CFWC Meeting

Woodcrafters will meet Wednesday, July 19th at 1:00 in the Blue Ridge Lounge for a brief business meeting. Visitors and prospective members are welcome. Afterward, we will carpool to David Petit’s cabinet shop in Rosman. For more information about past and future programs, check out our our website:

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June 20,2017 CFWC Meeting Minutes

The meeting started out with the final recap of the Overlook benches. Great job everyone! A fantastic addition to the community,Thank you everyone.

Treasurers Report shows a balance of $900.11 with 2 paid memberships.

The round table discussions were off the charts. Everyone brought something to the table. If you have not been to a meeting lately, we bring 2 minute clever tricks to make working in your shop (easier or faster or better). There is always a better way. Think of something you do that someone past on to you or you thought of yourself and it’s a better way of doing something.

We then went to Scott Kuba’s shop, Craft Antique Repair and he showed everyone how to clean your wood finishes. Fix dull rings and minor scratches using simple finish repair techniques. It was great to have everyone over to my shop.

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July Program

Woodcrafters: Nothing firm yet, but stay tuned. However, Paula Swartz is working on a visit to David Petit’s cabinet shop in Rosman. Also, I’m working on a visit to David Adler’s shop near Hendersonville. David’s shop is getting an upgrade, but he’s pretty sure he’ll be able to host our July program on Wednesday, the 19th. You can check out his work at Number 7 Arts Gallery in Brevard ( or on his website at

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Rustic Benches Project

In May an ad hoc committee of Woodcrafters got together to build a pair of rustic benches for the pollinator garden at Connestee’s lay-by or overlook (not far from the main gate on Connestee Trail).

The Connestee Mountain Gardeners had requested a couple of benches that would be easy to get in and out of, comfortable to sit in, face the right direction and stand the test of time.

This link will take you to pictures of the process: Just click on the first picture to see the captions and use the directional arrow to advance through the pics.

Connestee’s Maintenance Department made some eight inch diameter black locust logs available for the seats and seat backs and some smaller diameter logs for the legs. After several Sketchup iterations, we had a plan.

These pictures chrononicle the process from cutting the boards on John Dillon’s monster band saw to the finished product.

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Program for June 21st,2017

Woodcrafter club will meet at the Connestee Falls Club House Wednesday June 21st at 1:00pm. We will have a short meeting then go to Scott Kuba’s shop for a short course– " Furniture Touchup for Dummies". Everyone is invited and everyone will participate. Your thumb may have stain on it when you leave but that is part of doing touch up. Your furniture will thank you for some love and care afterwards. LOL

The shop address is attached and there is parking on the street.

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Overlook Benches

The new benches at the overlook turned out way beyond expectations. The committee led by Doug Kish came together and knocked it out of the park and with time to spare. Thanks to everyone that contributed there time and expertise. Everyone had good ideas and it shows. The community will enjoy the view in comfort for a long time.

Thanks again everyone. Your Pres. Scott.

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May 17, 2017 CFWC Meeting Minutes

Wood turning event at the Atagahi Park Pavilion

What a great event and a big turn out. Tucker Garrison had 6 lathes running for most of the day. Members and guests were turning wine stoppers, bud vases, and bowls. Even the first timers were amazing learners. Who know we had such talent in the community.

I turned some and taught some and learned some. Who would have thought after 44 years in the business, you can still teach an old dog new tricks. We are lucky that Tucker Garrison has the dedication and passion to pass on his knowledge. Thank you Tucker, we all had a great time and came home with a small reward.

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May Program: Annual Hands-On Woodturning Event

Woodcrafters Annual Hands-On Woodturning Event will be held Wednesday, May 17th in the pavilion at Atagahi Park from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Try your hand at woodturning. Tucker Garrison and members of the club will provide instruction in making a variety of small projects. No admission fee. Open to the community. For more information, check our website: or call Doug Kish 884-9926.

Tucker would appreciate a few members helping set up beginning at 8:00.

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May program

Wednesday May 17th, 2017 we are meeting at Atagahi Park Pavilion in Connestee Falls for the annual wood turning event put on by Tucker Garrison. He will have many lathes set up so members and anyone in the community can learn hands on skills turning wood. Set up starts at 8am. Open at 9am and will go to between 2 and 4pm.

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