Volume 8, Issue 4†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† April 2001
The Charlotte Sawdust
The Official Journal of
The Charlotte Woodworkers Association
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!!
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!
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!!
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.† †
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!
††††††††††††† By Michael Rosenberg
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.
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.
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
Because of the delay in getting the membership list out, you have a little more time to pay your dues for this year and† get 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 email@example.com.
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. Ron† Davis
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
Mr. Martin C. Dowdy, General Manager
4200 Barringer Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
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).
Maxine Pennell, Editor
6430 Felton Court
††††††††††††† Next Meeting
†††††††† April 9, 2001
† at The Woodworking Shop