Our next demo will be Friday, July 20th, 6:00 p.m. at Savannah Technical College’s White Bluff Road Campus. Noel Wright will be our demonstrator. Noel is a founding member of the Lowcountry Turners, served as president for many years and is a very talented turner. He has spent many thousands of hours at the lathe meticulously focusing on correct geometry, form and technique which he will share with us as he plans to demonstrate the correct use and the correct sharpening techniques for our woodturning tools. This will be a great event for woodturners of every skill level.
LCT Members & Woodturning Friends,
Unfortunately, we have to cancel this Friday’s LCT Demo at Savannah Technical College. Dan Lee was contacted Wednesday afternoon by College staff. At issue was a late scheduling conflict with Savannah Tech’s security staff who were unable to meet the State’s statutory security requirements at their White Bluff Campus for Friday evening’s event. It was decided we could not relocate on short notice so we have to cancel the event.
We apologize to our members, our woodturning friends and especially to our invited demonstrator, Ed Malesky, and his wife, Sunnie. Ed is a super talented woodturning artist and we will work to get him back into our schedule – hopefully, later this year.
Reminder: We are on vacation in June but will be back in July. You should expect to receive a newsletter / communication from the board in late June.
Regards… Dan Lee (for the board)
Our next meeting is at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18th at the White Bluff Campus of Savannah Technical College. Our demonstrator will be Ed Malesky. Ed recently had a commission to make some laser-engraved shallow bowls out of 8/4 kiln dried material and plans to share this experience with the LCT. He will be turning one of these shallow bowls. Ed is a highly skilled wood turner and has served as president of the Northeast Florida Woodturners’ Association, he is chairman of the group that puts together the Florida Woodturning Symposium every February at the Lake Yale Baptist Center, and is president of the Jacksonville area Turning Arts Group. (You can find some of Ed’s demonstrations on YouTube.) May’s demo will be another terrific event.
Our next demo will be at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27 at the White Bluff Campus of Savannah Technical College. Our demonstrator will be Robert Lyon, retired professor and chairman of the art department of the University of South Carolina. www.robertflyon.com The campus is located at 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah 31405. Drive around to the back of the campus. Park anywhere. The demonstration will be in the Historic Preservation area located about 50 yards down the hall after entering through the glass doors.
The March meeting will be at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 29th at Case Woodworking Supply, 1725 Grove Point Road, Savannah, GA. Our demonstrator will be Al Medlock from Vidalia, GA. Al owns and operates Oggie’s Originals from which he sells his original woodcarvings, paintings and woodturnings. March’s demo is certain to be a unique and a very interesting experience.
Our next meeting on Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00pm will be at the Georgia State Railroad Museum (Railroad Roundhouse property), 303 ML King Blvd, Savannah. Fran DiTommaso is the featured demonstrator. The Museum property is quite large. The demo will be on the first floor of the Museum’s office building which is located at the southeastern most corner of the property. If you park in the visitor’s parking lot, then you will have about a 100 yard walk to the building. If you prefer, you can park on West Jones Street near the intersection of Purse Street. The Museum’s office building is right at that corner. You will pass through the iron gates about 20 feet from the intersection then about 25 feet to your left is the entrance to the ground floor meeting space. The Coastal Rail Buffs (model railroaders) have a permanent model railroad on display on the Museum property. You may want to come a little early to walk around.
Our next demonstration meeting will be FRIDAY, January 26th, 6:00 p.m. at the White Bluff Campus of SAVANNAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah 31405. Steve Cook will be demonstrating architectural turning, including basic spindle turning and candle sticks.
Roy Yarger and Lonnie Bott will be the featured demonstrators. Both have many years of experience turning both simple and complex projects. October’s demo will focus on simple, but very nicely executed, gift type items.
There will also be a raffle for a Nick Cook parting tool that was generously donated by Chace Holloway of Case Woodworking Supply.
The meeting will be held at 6pm on Thursday, October 26 at Case Woodturning Supply in Savannah. The meeting is free and open to the public.
This month’s meeting will follow a special format. Rather than having one demonstrator, we will have several members of differing ability working on turning one bowl. The goal is to solve common turning problems as they arise so we can all learn from the process. The turning lineup will be:
Noel Wright: blank selection
Dan Lee: roughing
Fran DiTommaso & Lonnie Bott: outside
Jeff Amacher: hollowing
Steve Cook: bottom
The meeting will be held at 6pm on Thursday, September 28 at Case Woodturning Supply in Savannah.
Beginning September 28, 2017, our meetings will be held at 6pm on the last Thursday of the month at Case Woodworking Supply, 1725 Grove Point Road, Savannah. As always, our meetings are free and open to the public.