Volume 8, Issue 5†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† May 2001

The Charlotte Sawdust

The Official Journal of The Charlotte Woodworkers Association


April Program

Our April meeting included a lively presentation by Charles Cooley on ďAmazing Things with Planes and ScrapersĒ Mr. Cooley is just a wealth of information on many subjects and always gives a fun and informative demonstration.We look forward to having him back again sometime soon!!


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 two months He got an extra month as DeWalt could not make to our last meeting.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!

May Program

I have been unable to confirm the topic for our May program but I am sure that it will be something interesting and informative.It will possibly be a presentation by Brent Richardson on our computer index for woodworking articles.Iím sure that whatever the program is it will be worth the trip!

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 May 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

More Classifieds

Michael Patterson knows where a load of lumber can be had at reasonable cost.  This is mostly oak, with some cherry and pine.  You can call 828-538-8325 for more information or get in touch with Mike at 704-435-5179.

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.

Maxine Pennell      704-541-0805

I still have that Shopsmith for sale.  If you know anyone interested in a space-saving all-in-one tool, have them call me.

FWW Subscription News
By Jeffrey Hollis

The Fine Woodworking group subscription has been submitted. The first issue for new subscribers will be No. 150.  For anybody renewing whose subscription ran out with issue 148, your next issue will be No. 149, so there will be no lapse.  If your current subscription hasnít run out yet, your first issue under this subscription will be the next sequential issue of Fine Woodworking.

Update Your Info

I am getting news from Barry Boyer who manages our website that some recent emails he sent to members came back to him because we have the wrong information on our membership list.  The latest membership list is included with your newsletter this month.  Take a moment to look over your info for accuracy, including your email address. There may come a time in the near future that we send the newsletter by email instead of by ďsnailĒ mail and we will need to have all info updated.  If you need to change any info, please get in touch with me.  All of my contact info is on the back of the newsletter.  Thanks for your co-operation.    

CWA Website

Also, on that note, we have been having some inquiries through our website.  Barry is broadcasting some requests for help to our members through email.  Please be sure to respond.  This is a great opportunity to get our name out there in the community!!

Membership News
By Brent Richardson

We currently have 112 members through April.  At this time last year we had 122 members.  This is a trend we have seen over the last two years.  Please encourage others to join and renew your memberships as soon as possible as this is the CWAís major source of income.

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


Mr. Larry Hinshaw
3230L Piper Lane
Charlotte, NC 28208

Mr. Robert Boland, Manage
4115 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC  28205


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 receive benefits (except for Woodcraft, which is unable to provide sponsorship in the form of discounts).

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     704-541-080       TheRedMax@carolina.rr.co

The Charlotte Woodworkers Association
Maxine Pennell, Editor
Charlotte, NC 28277


May 21, 2001
at the Woodworking Shop of Charlotte