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Meeting Times & Direction

Our Regular meeting place is Bryant High School, 2709 Popkins Lane, Alexandria VA 22306.
Meetings are scheduled the second Saturday of the month starting at
8:30am for skills enhancements, and 10:00 for business meeting and demo.

 

Meeting Calendar
Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec

 

January 14, 2017

Program for the month:

8:00am - Set up for the demo.  Look over the Group Buy items.  Have a cup of coffee and donut with your fellow turners.  Discuss the "show & tell" items or rent a video.  Talk tips and techniques with other members.

8:30 - "Show & Tell." Photos of items will be taken for the next CAW newsletter.  The tape/DVD library will be open (except during business meetings and demonstrations.)

9:00 - Chapter business meeting with show notices, activity announcements.

9:30 - Demonstrator is Joe Kramer, bowl from a board. 

A $10 Demo fee will be collected.


February 11, 2017

Program for the month: 

8:00am - Set up for the demo.  Look over the Group Buy items.  Have a cup of coffee and donut with your fellow turners.  Discuss the "show & tell" items or rent a video.  Talk tips and techniques with other members.

8:30 - "Show & Tell." Photos of items will be taken for the next CAW newsletter.  The tape/DVD library will be open (except during business meetings and demonstrations.)

9:00 - Chapter business meeting with show notices, activity announcements.

9:30 - Members share shop tips, hints, jigs, and tricks.

Bring a jig, tool, or technique you've used in woodturning to share. Show and tell how you completed a project that may be of use to others with a similar problem.  Techniques can be anything from selection of wood to different means to prepare a finish.  Come on out, share, watch, and enjoy.  You just might learn something.  

If you are interested in assisting this year please contact Tom Huber



March 11, 2017

Program for the month: 


8:00am - Set up for the demo.  Look over the Group Buy items.  Have a cup of coffee and donut with your fellow turners.  Discuss the "show & tell" items or rent a video.  Talk tips and techniques with other members.

8:30 - "Show & Tell." Photos of items will be taken for the next CAW newsletter.  The tape/DVD library will be open (except during business meetings and demonstrations.)

9:00 - Chapter business meeting with show notices, activity announcements.

9:30 - Demonstrator is Jim Scarsella, Embellishing Turned Pieces 

A $10 Demo fee will be collected.

 

April 22, 2017

( Important Note: due to the unavailability of the studio for the first part of the month and the need to coordinate workshop and demonstration dates with our visiting artist, the date of the monthly meeting had to be changed. Additionally, there are no SEW dates in April )

8:00am - Set up for the demo.  Look over the Group Buy items.  Have a cup of coffee and donut with your fellow turners.  Discuss the "show & tell" items or rent a video.  Talk tips and techniques with other members.  

8:30 - "Show & Tell." Photos of items will be taken for the next CAW newsletter.  The tape/DVD library will be open (except during business meetings and demonstrations.)

9:00 - Chapter business meeting with show notices, activity announcements.

9:30 - Demonstrator will be Jeff Chelf, Offset Platter


 

A $10 Demo fee will be collected.

 

May 13, 2017

Program for the month:  

8:00am - Set up for the demo.  Look over the Group Buy items.  Have a cup of coffee and donut with your fellow turners.  Discuss the "show & tell" items or rent a video.  Talk tips and techniques with other members.

8:30 - "Show & Tell." Photos of items will be taken for the next CAW newsletter.  The tape/DVD library will be open (except during business meetings and demonstrations.)

9:00 - Chapter business meeting with show notices, activity announcements.

9:30 - Demonstrator is George Taylor, Colored Bowl and Platter Technique. 

A $10 Demo fee will be collected.


 

June 10, 2017

Program for the month: No Meeting

Spend an Afternoon in the Country with CAW

The menu will be classic picnic food- hamburgers, hotdogs, and picnic salads. To round out the menu, guests should also bring a dish of choice based on the following alphabetic division:

A-F chips, dips and snacks-
G-L salads-
M-S main dishes, e.g. baked beans-
T-Z desserts-


The picnic will be held Saturday June 10. The festivities will kick off at 11:00 with a social hour. Lunch will be served at 12:00. Based on the Neam family’s forbearance, we will wrap up around 3:00. There is plenty of room so we plan to bring lathes and carving equipment. Family members, wives, children, and grandchildren, are welcome. 

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Direction to the CAW Picnic (Jim Neam’s)

1. Go east on HWY 66 toward Front Royal. Take Exit 43A HWY 29 toward Warrenton.

2. Follow HWY toward Warrenton. ( Past Vint Hill, Hwy 29 becomes Hwy 29/15.) Follow Hwy 29/15 to Warrenton. The HWY splits; stay to the left HWY 29/15 toward Fredericksburg. Just before the split, you’ll see car dealerships on the left side of the highway

3. Take the first exit- Meetze Rd. At the stop sign, turn left onto Meetze Road.

4. After about a mile, Turn left onto Old Auburn Road. Look for a sign for the Fairgrounds.

5. Follow Old Auburn past the Fauquier County Fairgrounds (on the right) then the Poplar Forks Baptist Church (on the left).

6. Past the church, in 100 Yards turn right onto Kelly Meadows Lane. Take the First left. Jim’s House is at the end of the drive at 1349 Kelly Meadows Lane. Park in the grass along the side of the road.


 

July 8, 2017

Program for the month:  

8:00am - Set up for the demo.  Look over the Group Buy items.  Have a cup of coffee and donut with your fellow turners.  Discuss the "show & tell" items or rent a video.  Talk tips and techniques with other members.

8:30 - "Show & Tell." Photos of items will be taken for the next CAW newsletter.  The tape/DVD library will be open (except during business meetings and demonstrations.)

9:00 - Chapter business meeting with show notices, activity announcements.

9:30 - Demonstrator - CAW's Steve Schwartz, turning boxes and decoration techniques/ideas


 

August 12, 2017

Program for the month:  

8:00am - Set up for the demo.  Look over the Group Buy items.  Have a cup of coffee and donut with your fellow turners.  Discuss the "show & tell" items or rent a video.  Talk tips and techniques with other members.

8:30 - "Show & Tell." Photos of items will be taken for the next CAW newsletter.  The tape/DVD library will be open (except during business meetings and demonstrations.)

9:00 - Chapter business meeting with show notices, activity announcements.

9:30 - Demonstrator - Stuart Batty. 

A $10 demo fee will be collected


September 9, 2017

Program for the month:  

8:00am - Set up for the demo.  Look over the Group Buy items.  Have a cup of coffee and donut with your fellow turners.  Discuss the "show & tell" items or rent a video.  Talk tips and techniques with other members.

8:30 - "Show & Tell." Photos of items will be taken for the next CAW newsletter.  The tape/DVD library will be open (except during business meetings and demonstrations.)

9:00 - Chapter business meeting with show notices, activity announcements.

9:30 - Demonstrator is Mark St Leger, three sided forms

A $10 Demo fee will be collected.



 

October 14, 2017

Program for the month: 

 

8:00am - Set up for the demo.  Look over the Group Buy items.  Have a cup of coffee and donut with your fellow turners.  Discuss the "show & tell" items or rent a video.  Talk tips and techniques with other members.

8:30 - "Show & Tell." Photos of items will be taken for the next CAW newsletter.  The tape/DVD library will be open (except during business meetings and demonstrations.)

9:00 - Chapter business meeting with show notices, activity announcements.

9:30 - Demonstrator is Jacques Vesery, Jacques' unique forms. 

A $10 Demo fee will be collected.



 

November 11, 2017

Program for the month: 

 

8:00am - Set up for the demo.  Look over the Group Buy items.  Have a cup of coffee and donut with your fellow turners.  Discuss the "show & tell" items or rent a video.  Talk tips and techniques with other members.

8:30 - "Show & Tell." Photos of items will be taken for the next CAW newsletter.  The tape/DVD library will be open (except during business meetings and demonstrations.)

9:00 - Chapter business meeting with show notices, activity announcements.

9:30 - Demonstrator is Joe Dickey, Artistic Turnings

A $10 Demo fee will be collected.


 

December 9, 2017  

CAW Holiday Party

snowman2.gif (18147 bytes)Mark your calendars for Saturday evening, December 9, 2017, to reserve it for the CAW pot luck Holiday Social. 

Sharing Holiday Cheer!!

Capital Area Woodturners annual Woodturners Holiday Party. 

5 PM to 8 PM 

Primo Family Restaurant 1636 Belleview Blvd. Alexandria, Va. 22307 703-765-689 

More details in Dec.2017 newsletter.