Volume 8, Issue 2 ††††††††††February 2001
The Official Journal of
The Charlotte Woodworkers Association
Our January meeting was a fun-filled, informative program on exotic woods. ††You may remember, this meeting was postponed from November and was well worth the wait.† We wish we had had more time to ask questions and learn more.† Hopefully we can pick up where we left off at a future meeting.
Woodworking on the Web
††† ††By Brent Richardson††††††††
(This is the first in a series of short reviews of web sites that feature woodworking or related items.† Please contact Maxine to submit a short review of your favorite site.)
This site is hosted by Ellis Walentine, former editor of American Woodworker Magazine.† It contains four major areas: messageboards, shop shots, book reviews, and a chat room. They currently have 196 shop shots posted of projects and shops of other woodworkers.† The chat room hosts live chats most evenings from 9:30-10:30 with specific subjects on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.† also links to sources of tools and sources for wood.††
At our February meeting we will be listening to John Leake discuss inlay techniques.† John always has exciting information to pass on to us and Iím sure this will be as informative as always.
If anyone knows of a speaker who could cover a topic that would be of interest to the woodworking group, please forward their name and phone to Michael Rosenberg at 643-7612 or email to email@example.com.† Also if any member is interested in speaking, let him know†
Passing of Member
Ray Dobelstein has brought to our attention the passing of another original CWA member.† George Charles Westerfield passed away on January 19, 2001 after a short† illness.† Our sympathies go out to his family.
Barry Boyer has forwarded this info for anyone who is interested in selling their woodworking projects.† Timbershop.com, a subsidiary of Brigadoon, in Colorado provides opportunities to market items on the Internet. They will assist all interested woodworkers by lowering the risk and money involved in introducing products to the market.† This service only requires a $25.00 annual fee and a 12% commission after delivery to your customer is confirmed.† If you are in the market to sell your goods, you might want to check this out.†
One Special Christmas
Remember, it is not too early to start on your projects for this yearís auction.† This is a good opportunity for the CWA to get recognition in the community while helping out a good cause.† Be watching for more on this in upcoming meetings.† We want to be a real presence in this yearís activities. So start thinking now about what you want to make!!
In January of 2000 the CWA purchased a compiled index of 22,077 articles from 1103 issues called Woodplan 2000.† Brent Richardson has loaded this list on his computer and will provide information to interested club embers regarding past articles in these publications.†† Please provide Brent a written request for the info desired and he will search for that item.
At our February meeting, the DeWalt tool-of-the-month will be an electric planer.† Remember, that in order to qualify for this you must be a member and you must be in attendance.† Donít miss out!
According to Lorraine Shalvoy of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, One Special Christmas took in a total of $50,000.00 after expenses and donated 2/3 of the net to the Charlotte Observerís Empty Stocking und/Christmas Bureau and 1/3 to SPOKES/Christmas Bureau.
News from Bob Reading
Bob has written to say thanks to the CWA for the recognition shown him at the Christmas dinner.† He has signed up for the SunCity Georgetown Woodworkers Club that runs the woodworking shop.† He also reports that the winner of the rocking chair at the auction was Tony Smith, who is one of the CRRA board members.
Michael Rosenberg has already lined up some good meetings for us for future meetings.† There will be programs on sharpening tools, small shop tips, jigs and fixtures and more.† Be sure not to miss anything!††
The Classified Section will run ads free of charge to members who are looking to buy, sell or trade wood or woodworking equipment, looking for help or would like to offer their services to others.† The following departments will be included: For Sale, Wanted, Services Available, Help Wanted, and For Trade.† Please send your request to the editor by the 5th day of the month for inclusion in the next newsletter.
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
WOODWORKING SHOP of Charlotte
Mr. Tony Collums, Manager
116 M Freeland Lane
Charlotte, NC† 28217
(contributing/sponsor - 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
(except for Woodcraft, which is unable to provide sponsorship in the form of discounts).
2001 Charlotte Woodworkers Officers
President: Don Ogden 704-532-7823
VP/Programs: Mike Rosenberg 704-643-7612 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Brent Richardson 704-784-8891 ToolDad2@aol.com
Secretary: Maxine Pennell 704-541-0805 TheRedMax@carolina.rr.com