As chairman of the program committee, I met with an ad hoc committee of club members Ed Fradley, John Hallimore, Scott Kuba, Bob Speight, Logan Swartz and Paula Swartz earlier this month to discuss programs for the rest of the year.
The meeting was quite a success. While we haven’t nailed down every program, we have selected more than enough for 2017. As you may be aware, we usually meet at 1:00 the third Wednesday of the month (except December).
Here’s what’s in store for the first half of the year:
(January 18 – Bill Bullivant’s program on using OSB, fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin to build watertight containers for his “ultimate RV project”)
February 15 – Paula Swartz: making picture frames from reclaimed lumber and on her new dust collection equipment. If we’re lucky, we’ll also get to see some of Paula’s fine photography.
March 15 – John Dillon (Brevard): surfacing large slabs of wood with a router; shop tour
April 19 – Charles Calvin Design (Brevard): metal sculpture. If you’ve seen the gates along Reasonover Road in Cedar Mountain, you’ve seen Chuck’s work.
May 17 – Annual hands-on woodturning event in the pavilion at Atagahi Park. Hosted by member Tucker Garrison, who is also a great instructor.
June 21 – Club president, Scott Kuba (Brevard): Secrets to repairing damaged furniture finishes
Stay tuned for some great programs in the second half of the year!
If you have any programs from prior years you’d like repeated; if you have an idea for a future program; or, if you’d like members to develop a program on using a particular piece of woodworking equipment or technique, please let me know.