December’s meeting – 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 12 – will be a social event including coffee, soft drinks, pizza and our instant gallery. Please bring in some of your favorite pieces and any stories you would like to share with the group. We will also have an optional “Secret Santa” gift exchange . There is no obligation to bring a gift, but if you have turned something small that you would like to swap put it in a brown paper bag and bring it with you. Everyone participating will get to select one gift from among the others participating. This should be a lot of fun.
Our next demo will be 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 21st at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah. Doug McCulloch is our demonstrator. Doug’s work is currently on display at the Signature Gallery in Savannah’s City Market. Doug will bring in pieces to discuss and go through a brief slide show of various turned pieces (mostly not his own) that are good and not so good discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the designs. He will then turn a vessel and a bowl (time permitting) and discuss design tips and the small details that make a pleasing form.
Next demo: Mark Sillay – 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah. Mark will be demonstrating how to make fine and precise finials with no torn grain. He will also show us ways to take advantage of sap wood in bowls (including a natural edge bowl) and hollow forms. As always, he would be happy to answer any questions and help with any problems our members are having.
September’s demo will be 6:00 p.m. MONDAY, September 23rd at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah. Our demonstrator is internationally renowned woodturning artist and instructor, Stuart Batty. Originally from England, Stuart now resides in Boulder, Colorado. Stuart has taught classes and conducted many hundreds of demonstrations all over the world. His art is sold in galleries in the US and England. His work can be found in permanent collections including the White House. Stuart has developed a program called the “7 Fundamentals of Woodturning” which he will be sharing with us Monday evening. As always, LCT demos are free and open to the public. We expect a large turnout so come early.
Our next demo will be Thursday, July 25th, 6:00 p.m. at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road Savannah. Come early to get your raffle tickets. Roy Yarger will demonstrate how he creates his award winning pepper mills.
Our next demo will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at our shop at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah. Lonnie Bott is our demonstrator.
Our next club demo will be Thursday, April 25th, 6:00 p.m. at our shop at the Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Please park in the gravel parking lot.. We will have a raffle so come early to get your raffle tickets. Tickets can be purchased from Gary Fleenor at $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5.
Roy Yarger will be our April demonstrator. His turned art can be found at the Savannah Art Associations Gallery on Bull Street. Roy’s work has been featured in a national woodturning magazine and he has been the guest demonstrator at several AAW chapters. Often you will find Roy donating his time demonstrating in local schools, making pens for the Freedom Pen Project and making boxes for the Beads of Courage project. The theme for April’s demo revolves around the Beads of Courage project. Roy will be sharing with us several ways to make boxes with lids that fit.
Our next demo will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 28th at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah. Please park in the gravel parking lot.
Fundamentals of Spindle Turning is the topic for March. Steve Cook will be our demonstrator. Steve is a past president of the the Lowcountry Turners and is an amazingly skilled wood turner. He just came back from conducting a woodturning workshop at the February Florida Woodturning Symposium. He will be teaching a week long class at the John C. Campbell Folk School this May. In July you will find Steve in Raleigh, NC at the AAW’s National Symposium teaching woodturning fundamentals in the Youth Turning area.