I’m sending this to everyone I can think of. Scott, please forward to anyone I missed.
Thru the efforts of John H , Jennings has contributed more than enough cedar for two chairs and it has finally been delivered to my shop. It’s very good lumber but does have to be planed. I have already planed enough to make one each of the four major parts which I have just completed. They are the templates for their duplicates.
To make the chair a little unique, we decided to have a little snack and drink tray attached to one arm. Bob made a really cool prototype of a system that allows the tray to swing down vertically when not in use and can be easily swung up and held in the horizontal position . He will be able to adapt the system to the chair.
Jennings supplied some of the hardware and some finish that I’m not sure about (Cabot’s Australian Outdoor Oil”. ). The General Finish Oil we used last year was great. But if anyone has used the Cabot Oil, pls speak up. When we get ready to do the finish, maybe someone in the group is good at that? ( right Scott?).
Heidi is thinking about adding something artistic like last year and has suggested doing a bear with wood burning tools. Everyone approached about this loves it.
Heidi, let me know if it’s still necessary to tighten the gaps between the back slats to make your work look right. If so I’ll try to mock up tapered slats to see how it looks. I’ll have to rig something up so you can work on the slats in their appropriate positions before actually assembling the chairs.
So, it’s time to get to work! I’m not sure who can do what. Bob is, of course, available in his shop. Not sure who else might do some of the work in their own shop. With social distancing it’s not easy to work in a group. Pls let me know your thoughts about how we can work together.
Diane wanted to know if we are going to run the sharpening event.
This is our major fundraiser for the club. Outdoors and could be set
up with social distancing. Maybe in July or August if we can get the
pavilion. Who may be in;terested in helping???
Scott Kuba (text me 828-505-6355) or Diane text 301-461-9249
Nancy Roberts(director of the Food and Beverage at the clubhouse) had a huge walnut tree come down in her yard, and asked me to let the woodcrafters know that she is available on Tuesdays or Sundays if anyone wants to take any of it off her hands. The wood is in logs (raw material) that could be used in live edge or wood turning projects once milled. There is one log that is 5 ft long she says. If anyone is interested, we are to contact her by text(don’t call) 407-312-0757 and identify yourself that you are in the Woodcrafters Club or Email (may not print through the web post) nroberts.
Diane had me post this after she talked to Nancy.
Hopefully everyone is staying home and staying healthy.
Let us know if anyone needs any help, we are a team and
everyone needs to work together. That is what friendship is about.
So far the Clubhouse is still closed so we are still on hold. Several of us have
talked and approved the build of the new bench for the fall fundraiser.
Anyone interested, talk with Bob 883-8010.
Hopefully things will open up, so for now, stay safe.
The magazines have been claimed!!!!!!
If any members are interested Joe Strandaert’s email is
Joestrand @ gmail.com The web site will not print if I put
his Email together. Hopefully it will print with the spaces(put together)
I have 2 boxes of Woodsmith magazine, in binders, from 1992-2014 (!)
All have good, well-illustrated project plans and tips and techniques. I think these magazines were once every two months.
I would like to get rid of these… and looking for a good home. I was thinking that the best place would be a community woodworking shop or a woodworking club library? Would the Connestee Falls Woodcrafters Club have any interest?
Here is the Woodsmth website:
And here is image of one of the mags…
All meeting at the clubhouse are cancelled .
Notices will be sent out when gatherings will
Your Pres. Scott
CF Woodcrafters will meet Wednesday, March 18, at 1:00 in the Clubhouse for our regular business meeting. Visitors and prospective members are welcome. Afterward, we will go to Clive Morris’s workshop where he will demonstrate some of the items he makes which include lamps, fishing rods, cases, furniture, bowls, knives and boxes. For more information about our past programs, check out our website: cfwc.woodpress.com. Call Bob Speight (828-577-2387) or John Held (828-885-2424) if you have questions.
Contact me if there are questions
Don’t forget the meeting today at 1pm at the club house.
We are visiting the new Three Oaks downtown facility
on South Broad Street in Brevard.
CF Woodcrafters will meet Wednesday, February 19, at 1:00 in the Clubhouse for our regular business meeting. Visitors and prospective members are welcome. Afterward, we will carpool to 3 Oak Handcrafted’s retail shop on Jordan St. in Brevard, where Hannah Councill and Mike Burns will discuss the current status of their company and projects and demonstrate their laser engraving capability. They also will address their plans to move part of the wood processing operation from Balsam Grove to Brevard on Broad St. in the near future. Bring $3 for the driver, if you’re not driving. For more information about our past programs, check out our website: cfwc.woodpress.com. Call Bob Speight (828-577-2387) if you have questions.