January 2019 LCT Meeting / Demo

Our next demo will be 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 31st at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah. Park in the gravel parking lot. We will be meeting in the building closest to the parking lot. Lowcountry Turners member, Dick Glover, will be discussing and demonstrating the Trent Bosch Hollowing System.

December LCT Meeting / Demo

Our next demo / holiday social will be 6:00 p.m. THURSDAY, December 6th at the Coastal Heritage Society’s (CHS) Georgia State Railroad Museum. WE WILL BE IN OUR NEW BUILDING, 655 Louisville Road, please park in the gravel parking lot. We will be in the very Historic ‘Segregated Colored Washroom’ building which is the one story building attached to the right-hand side of the Roundhouse. We are the closest building to the parking lot and closest to the restrooms. Noel Wright will be our demonstrator. We will have Pizza and cold drinks. We only have 22 chairs right now so we need some of you to bring a chair. Hope to see you there.

November LCT Demo – 11/9/18

Our next demo will be tomorrow,  Friday, November 9th, 6:00 p.m. at Savannah Tech’s Historic Preservation Lab, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah.

Metal turning expert Steve Ainsworth will be conducting a Metal Spinning demo on Friday, then a hands-on-workshop on Saturday and Sunday.  The demo and workshop are being hosted by Savannah Technical College’s Historic Preservation Department.  In his demo, Steve will be turning a small aluminum bowl then a pewter Jefferson Cup.  Steve is also an accomplished woodturner and his demos have a broad audience appeal.

Hope to see you there.


LCT Board

October LCT Meeting/Demo

Our next meeting and demo is 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 19th at Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah. Mark Sillay will be our October demonstrator. He will be showing us how to turn and finish an offset vase. He will apply a CA finish that he has perfected. Open to the public.

September LCT Meeting/Demo

September’s meeting/demo will be at 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 28th at the White Bluff Road Campus of Savannah Technical College (5717 White Bluff Road).  Jacksonville woodturner, Ed Malesky will be our featured demonstrator.  Ed was recently commissioned to create laser engraved platters for Jacksonville’s 2018 LISC Community Development Awards.  Ed is an accomplished woodturner, woodworker and artist and will turn one of the platters as part of his demo.

August 2018 LCT Meeting @ GA State Railroad Museum

Our next demo is 6:00 p.m. THURSDAY, August 23rd at the Coastal Heritage Society’s Georgia State Railroad Museum. Their gravel parking lot is on the south side of Louisville Road / Liberty Street (they are the same street) which is across the street from the Visitors’ Center. You will enter the property and the demo will be on the first floor of the Museum office building which is located at the far southeastern corner of the property. This is the same place where we had last February’s demonstration.

Fran DiTommaso is our demonstrator. Fran is a very skilled demonstrator and his demos are always very informative and entertaining. Please join us.

July 2018 LCT Meeting @ Savannah Tech

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.

** Cancelled ** – May 2018 LCT Meeting @ Savannah Tech

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)

May 2018 LCT Meeting @ Savannah Tech

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.

April 2018 LCT Meeting @ Savannah Tech

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.

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