Volume 8, Issue 4†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† April 2001


The Charlotte Sawdust


The Official Journal of

The Charlotte Woodworkers Association


†††††††† www.charlottewoodworkers.org



March Program


Our March meeting included a demonstration by Vince Mariano on how to sharpen chisels using a belt sander. He showed quick and easy techniques for this process and provided tips on how to make the best use of this method.This will save many of us a great deal of time and money because of not having to send these chisels out to be sharpened.We appreciate Vince passing this information on to the rest of us. Thanks, Vince!!†††



††††††††††† March Winner


Carl Underwood was the lucky one to win the DeWalt Tool-of-the Month in March. He got to have the use of a surface planer for the last month.We are looking forward to his report of this tool and how well it worked for him.Donít forget, any member in attendance at the meetings is eligible to win this each month.Itís a great way to preview a new tool free of charge.Donít miss out!!



Meeting Time


Donít forget that our monthly meetings start with a social time at 5:30 and program beginning at 6:00.Also letís remember to be courteous to our hosts and be careful where we place wet cups and food items.We all know what kind of damage these items can be to tools and worktables.Letís not return damage for hospitality!



April Program


Our program in April will be by Charles Cooley.He will be showing ďAmazing Things with Planes and ScrapersĒ. You may remember that Mr. Cooley gave a very entertaining and informative program a few months ago on ďMusical Instruments of the BibleĒ.Iím sure that this monthís program will be just as much fun and give some important information to us.Be sure to be there to hear this!!



Speakers Needed


If you have an idea for a speaker, or would like to present a program yourself, get in touch with Mike Rosenberg.Heís got some great programs lined up for us but I am sure he would be glad of your input.



DeWalt Tool-of-the-Month


At our April meeting DeWalt will be showcasing their scroll saw.Some lucky member will get to take this saw home.Be sure to get in on this great chance to have this tool for a month. And remember, you must be a member to participate.



Meeting Date Change


Donít forget that our meeting time for April was changed due to the Easter holidays.The meeting will be on the second Monday, which is April 9th.Donít miss it!



Website Review

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Woodworkers Central at www.woodworking.org/†† This website offers a lot of information sharing and equipment review areas.You can search for plans and articles, read online articles and even enter a chat room every Wednesday at 9:00 P.M.Multiple links are listed so plan extra time if you start browsing.


CWA Website


By the way, if you havenít checked out our own website lately, you ought to give it a look.There is a lot of information about our organization plus a memberís gallery with photos of some projects from our own members.You can also preview the newsletter and find out what is coming up for the club.And if you have a project you want to showcase you can do that too.Just get in touch with Dave Lewis to post it.


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Membership List


The latest membership list usually comes out with the April newsletter.However, due to moving everything up a week it will come to you separately next week.

Sorry for the delay



2001 Dues††

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Because of the delay in getting the membership list out, you have a little more time to pay your dues for this year andget on the new membership list. Otherwise your information will not be included.You can mail a check to Brent Richardson at 501 Newcastle Court, Concord, NC 28025.Be sure to take advantage of this extra time.




††††††††† ††Need for Articles


If you have any ideas for articles for the newsletter, be sure to get in touch with me.We are always looking for input from our members.You can also submit a website review if you have come across something interesting.These days, woodworkers spend almost as much time on the Internet as they do in the shop.So if you have come across a site that has info we can use, be sure to pass it on.Just email me at theredmax@carolina.rr.com.


New Members

We have had a lot if interest in our organization lately, due to exposure at the Woodworking Show, etc.As a result we have had several new members joining.If you see an unfamiliar face, be sure to say hello.And if you know others who might be interested in joining, bring them to a meeting and let them check it out.There is also room for more!!



†††††††††††† CWA SUPPORTERS



Mr. RonDavis

4250 Golf Acres Drive

Charlotte, NC 28208




Mr. Larry Hinshaw

3230L Piper Lane

Charlotte, NC 28208




Mr. Robert Boland, Manager

4115 Monroe Road

Charlotte, NC 28205




Mr. Tony Collums, Manager

116M Freeland Lane

Charlotte, NC 28217


(contributing/sponsor Ė except power tools & lumber)



Mr. David Boyuka

1725 Windsor Square Drive

Matthews, NC 28105

704-847-8300††††† (contributing)



Mr. Martin C. Dowdy, General Manager

4200 Barringer Drive

Charlotte, NC 28217

704-527-4071†††† (sponsor)


Show your CWA Membership card at any of the listed places to receive benefits (except for Woodcraft, which is unable to provide sponsorships in the form of discounts).





The Charlotte Woodworkers Association

Maxine Pennell, Editor

6430 Felton Court

Charlotte, N.C.28277






††††††††††††† Next Meeting

†††††††† April 9, 2001

at The Woodworking Shop