Volume 8, Issue 7         July 2001

The Charlotte Sawdust

The Official Journal of The Charlotte Woodworkers Association


June Program

Our June meeting was another fun presentation by one of our favorites, John Leake. John gave us some great tips on table design and construction. He gave us some very helpful information on double mortise and tenon joints, handcut dovetails, tapered legs, etc. John also had two of his tables for us to examine and a handout on table making, including dimensions for specific purpose tables. We appreciate, as always, his input!

July Meeting

Our July meeting will be held at Woodcraft in Matthews. We will have a presentation on boxes by Dan Galante. The last time we were there we had a great time and great attendance. Woodcraft is going to “sweeten the pot” by giving us some special deals that night. (Check the enclosed flyer). You won’t want to miss this fun time!

DeWalt Changes

We will be seeing a new DeWalt face at our meetings. Trae is moving on and up. His replacement is Davis Fuss. I am sure he will be a great addition to their team. Be sure to make him welcome.

Brent Richardson

Work is ongoing on the update of the CWA’s by-laws. A presentation of the proposed changes will occur at the August or September meeting for ratification by the membership.

Upcoming Events

As of this printing, no information was available about the August meeting. But I know that Mike Rosenberg has some great things lined up for us. We will have some shop tours, maybe a sawmill tour and workshops. Stay tuned for details!

DeWalt Tool-of-the-Month

At our July meeting DeWalt will demonstrate their new cordless plate joiner. Remember, Mike McCabe took home a miter saw last month to use until the next meeting. Be sure to attend and get a chance to use the plate joiner for a month. Members only are eligible for this so don’t miss out!

Classified Section

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.

12 ˝" Dewalt Planer for sale. Two extra sets of blades and dust hood. Priced at $250. If interested, please call Richard Curley at 704-597-8530.

Upcoming Events
Mike Rosenberg

We are looking at late October for a Saturday workshop with David Wright from Kentucky on “Building a Windsor Chair”. He can start with Friday evening for a short slide show and question/answer then continue on Saturday 9-4 with a lunch break. We are looking at hosting this at the Woodworking Shop and lunch will be included. The date is not yet confirmed but we need to get an idea of attendance. The cost will be close to $50/person. We will have more details at the next meeting.

Christmas Projects

Several members indicated at our last meeting that they are already making items for One Special Christmas. Just remember that it is not too soon to start your item for donation. It will be on us before you know it!

Brent Richardson

Please look at WWW.CHARLOTTEWOODWORKERS.ORG  regularly to see the changes and enhancements that Barry Boyer, our Webmaster has been making. The site also contains links to other woodworking clubs’ websites that you will likely find very interesting. A membership application is now online for those who want to download one from the website.

Brent Richardson

We currently have 127 members in the CWA. Please encourage your friends to join us for a meeting and show their interest in woodworking. The cost of the membership can pay for itself with one purchase from our supporters.


Elections will be on us before you know it too. Please be thinking where you might want to serve the CWA or someone you think might do well as an officer. At least two positions will be available, so be giving this some serious thought.

Program Committee

We need at least five people to serve on the program committee. The plan is to let each one schedule two meetings during the year. This would also cover the January meeting which is our first after elections and would give us a head start. There are prizes involved for one or two of the committee members. If you are interested, or just have an idea for a program please get in touch with Mike Rosenberg.

CWA Supporters

Mr. Ron Davis
4250 Golf Acres Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
704-394-9479 (contributing/sponsor)

Mr. Larry Hinshaw
3230L Piper Lane
Charlotte, NC 28208
704-357-9929 (contributing/sponsor)

Mr. Robert Boland, Manager
4115 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28205
704-333-3130 (sponsor)

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
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 sponsorship in the form of discounts).

2001 Charlotte Woodworkers Officers

President: Don Ogden 704-987-2306
VP/Programs: Mike Rosenberg 704-643-7612  Rosinbag@carolina.rr.com
Treasurer: Brent Richardson 704-784-8891       ToolDad2@aol.com
Secretary: Maxine Pennell 704-541-0805          TheRedMax@carolina.rr.com

The Charlotte Woodworkers Association
Maxine Pennell, Editor
6430 Felton Court
Charlotte, NC 28277

July 16, 2001
at Woodcraft Store in Matthews