Volume 7, Issue 11 November 2000


The Charlotte Sawdust


The Official Journal of The Charlotte Woodworkers Association




October Program

Our October meeting was a fun-filled, informative program on building canoes. Bob Benston brought one of his handiworks and pictures of others that he has built. He also provided information on different products, besides wood, that are necessary in building a watertight canoe. This was all very impressive and we appreciate his sharing his work with us. Thanks, Bob!



As if we are not tired enough of hearing about voting, please remember that per our by-laws we hold elections every November. The nominations were held at the October meeting and are as follows:

President: Don Ogden

Vice-President: Michael Rosenberg

Secretary: Maxine Pennell

Treasurer: Brent Richardson

Come prepared to cast your vote. Please don’t make us have to do a recount!!


More about October

For those of us who were at the October meeting at Woodcraft, a good time was in the plan. Not only was the program on canoes a fun time, but there were many give-aways. Woodcraft gave away a DeWalt Random Orbit sander. The lucky winner was Dennis Leffler. Robert Harbage took home the tool-of-the-month which was a DeWalt saw blade. Woodcraft also gave us coupons good for discounts on many items until the end of October. This was the first meeting we

had held at this location and it was a raging success. Thanks, Woodcraft for making us feel so welcome. We’ll be back


November Meeting

At our November meeting we will have a presentation on exotic hardwoods by Fabs Corte of  Cormark International. This is a family owned South African based lumber manufacturing and distribution company which has now opened a warehouse in Asheville. This should prove to be very interesting.


No Meeting in December

Remember that we will have no regular meeting (or newsletter) in December.


January Meeting

Our January meeting will feature John Leake. We don’t know yet what he has in store for us. But his programs are always fun and educational. Be sure not to miss it.


Passing of Member

We were saddened by the news at our last meeting of the sudden passing of member Floyd Ellington. I understand that Floyd was a charter member of the Charlotte Woodworkers Association and will be missed by those who knew him. If you wish to express condolences to the family you can call his daughter, Pat King at 704-527-6608.



Thanks from Ray Dobelstein

Thanks to all who showed up to help me

dismantle my shop. I sure do appreciate it. I still have a lot of “stuff” left over so before you make your next purchase give me a call

Thanks. Ray Dobelstein 704-782-0082.



Dave Lewis Move

Dave Lewis would like everyone to know that he and his wife have moved to the

Southminster Retirement Community

across from South Mecklenburg High School as of October 2, 2000. Their address is:

Jane and Dave Lewis

8919 Park Road, #DC5

Charlotte, N.C. 28210

Phone 704-551-7055


Dewalt Goodies

As usual, in October, DeWalt showed a new tool. This time it was their table saw. Very impressive. In November, we will have the tool-of-the-month and demo of a tool. But it will be a surprise!! Remember two months ago they surprised us with a brand new biscuit joiner as a give-away. You’d better show up to see what might happen this time. Whatever it is it will be great.



Bob Reading still has some equipment for sale including:

An 8" Delta Table saw, a 10" General cabinet makers saw, Jet ½ reversible shaper, 14" Delta bandsaw with Carter guides, 18" Bridgewood floor model bandsaw. Also a 2HP compressor with 20 gal tank, a 6.5 HP 2 stage compressor with an 80 gal tank, 6 speed Delta drill press that has a 6" travel with a foot pedal; and a 28-foot extension ladder.

I also have some cherry and elm lumber from Wing Haven. I have about 100 board feet of lumber Bob Reading 704-821-7868










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. Dale Wyatt, Manager

116M Freeland Lane

Charlotte, NC 28217


(contributing/sponsor – except power tools & lumber)


The Charlotte Woodworkers Association

Maxine Pennell, Editor

6430 Felton Court

Charlotte, N.C. 28277




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).



2000 CWA Officers

President: Don Ogden 704-525-5553

VP/Programs: Robert Reading 704-821-7868   read7868@alltel.net

Treasurer: Brent Richardson 704-784-8891      ToolDad2@aol.com

Secretary: Maxine Pennell 704-541-0805         theredmax@carolina.rr.com