Well it looks like the Mayan Calendar wasn’t right after all. So, the Woodturners of Southwest Missouri will start off our new year with BANG! There are many great demo’s coming this year as well as events for all to get involved with. At January’s meeting Larry will give us all a “State of the Club” report along with some of the different opportunities we will have as a club for 2013.
After the business meeting we will have a guest speaker from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Frances Main is one of our State Foresters and since she spoke to us 2 years ago there have been so many positive comments that we have asked her back! She is certain to teach something new to everyone. As she deals with professionals in the timber industry on a daily basis, she is a wealth of knowledge about wood. She’ll talk to us about identification of different species, the different elements of growth and stresses on trees, and a TREE-mendous amount of information that Woodturners will benefit from. Frances was just honored by her alma mater SFA.
Along with Frances, we will have a couple of really good items to hold for silent auction, a SUPER RAFFLE (must be present to find out:), club library, club co-op and of course our show and tell table. Be sure to start the year off right and meet with us on January 26th at the Library Center at 4653 S. Campbell.
9:30am – Gather
10:00am – Meeting starts with the business meeting
10:30am – Frances Main, Forester, Missouri Department of Conservation
11:30am – Show’n Tell, Shop the Co-op, Club Library and get your Raffle Tickets
12:15ish – Go to Lunch!!!
This is one of the tools to the right that will be available for the silent auction, the Decorating Elf. Enjoy the demo by Nick Agar in the YouTube video below. We will have the Elf, cutter and brush available for your bids. This is a great little fun tool to use in decorating your turnings. Craft Supplies USA has given the club a discount on this tool to use it as a fund raiser so, be sure to watch the video and come planning to add it to your tool rack!