meeting will be a presentation by Ari Lehtela of LA Guitar, located on Old
Concord Road in Charlotte. He and
his group will show the CWA the various stages of building electric guitars.
There will also be sign-up sheets available for anyone interested in
more information or who would like to attend a class.
The meeting will be held in the
same place, the Woodworking Shop of Charlotte, at 113M Freeland Lane in
Charlotte. Social starts at 5:30,
the meeting at 6:00.
Nominations for 2000 Officers
the November meeting we will take nominations for several positions.
Both Brent Richardson (Treasurer) and myself (John Graham, President)
have agreed to accept nominations for the same positions for the year 2000.
Open positions include Vice President/Program Committee Chairman,
Recording Secretary/Sawdust Editor, and Raffle Organizer.
Dave Waters is now in Florida
and so will be unable to accept your nomination. Jeffrey Hollis has become too busy with his day job to devote
the attention that the Secretary/Editor position deserves.
Carl Underwood has done an outstanding job with the raffle this year
and would like to sit back and let someone else take over.
Think about nominations, and if you
would like to fill one of these positions, feel free to tell one of us, and we’ll
be happy to nominate you. Refer
to the attached by-laws for information on position requirements.
Last Month’s Meeting
by John Graham
last month’s meeting, we asked the membership to bring in samples of holiday
gifts that could be made for under $15.00.
This turned out to be really fun and informative!
It seems that “show-&-tell” meetings like this one and the one
we do on Jigs & Fixtures are going over very well.
We had 7 participants - Dave
Lewis, Al Bjerke, Bill Skinner, Bob Reading, Stan Suther, Tom Burgess, and Ray
Phillips. Everyone who
participated had to get up in front of the whole group and tell everyone about
their project. At the end,
everyone who participated received as $15.00 check, and one name was drawn out
of a hat for the $25.00 grand prize. That
winner was Al Bjerke. The group
responded well and as a result, we can look forward to more meeting programs
like this one in the future.
usual, there’s much more to the CWA to see than what’s presented at the
monthly meetings. Come check out
what your fellow members are creating at the CWA’s own website at:
You’ll also find helpful articles, club history, back issues of the Sawdust, and links to many of the best woodworking sites on the web. Check it out!
Year-End Mailing List
December’s issue of the Sawdust will contain an updated mailing list of the CWA membership. If you do NOT wish to be included in this list, notify the editor at the return address or by email.
Shop Tours Planned
am setting up a shop tour for 2 shops to take place on a Saturday morning
(date not set yet). Jack Coobs
and Tim Wing both have small custom woodworking shops.
Jack has a Legacy Ornamental Mill Machine which uses a standard plunge
router with a spiral drive and a system of indexed gears to guide a router
along a piece of stock. The
Legacy Ornamental Mill is capable of cutting intricate beads, coves, fluting,
ropes and barley twists. In
addition to spindles, the Legacy can do a variety of joinery tasks like
mortising and dovetails, produce dentil mouldings, and use a contour follower
to cut Queen Anne style legs and other odd-shaped parts. This machine can
handle parts up to 8 feet long.
has a ShopBot Personal Robotic tool, which is a computer-controlled router.
The ShopBot is an inexpensive medium-duty routing, cutting, drilling,
machining and shaping tool controlled by a personal computer.
This machine will handle parts up to 4 feet by 8 feet.
We will also be able to see a demonstration of this machine.
will have a sign-up sheet and maps at the next meeting. These shops are only ½ mile apart and are located very close
to Route 74 in Stallings, North Carolina.
Call Bob Reading with questions
Habitat for Humanity’s Re-Store
Re-Store sells used appliances, furniture, building material, windows, doors,
cabinets, hardware, stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, furnaces, electrical
devices, etc. You never know what
you will find for sale but it will almost always be a bargain.
Please support Habitat’s Re-Store with your purchases and
for Humanity runs the non-profit Re-Store at 3326 Wilkinson Boulevard in
keep used building materials out of our landfills,
provide the public with a place to find used (and some
new) building materials for bargain prices,
raise money to build Habitat houses.
Re-Store hours are: Tuesday through Friday 10-5,
and Saturday 9-3. They can be
reached at 392-4495.
supporting the Re-Store you are supporting Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat is not a give-away program!
Habitat works in partnership with low-income families so that they can
afford a simple and decent place to live.
After providing over 250 hours of “sweat equity”, these working
families receive an interest-free loan for the purchase of the home that they
helped to build. Using volunteer labor and donated materials further reduces
the cost of the home. Habitat believes that home ownership strengthens
month - Habitat’s Construction Manual may come in handy when building your
Christmas Dinner Information
Year’s Christmas Dinner will be held at The Country Inn, located at 341 Ames
Street in Matthews, North Carolina (704-847-1447). This year our meal is an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Menu items include chicken, roast beef, ham, rice, green beans, corn,
dessert (which I understand to be a white Christmas cake) and beverage.
Best of all, the cost this year is only $5.00 per person.
The CWA is picking up the difference of $7.95!
have a large room that will seat 125. There
will be plenty of room to bring in your “show & tell” items.
Also, we will continue our tradition of giving away spouse gifts.
At last year’s meeting, everyone contributed and there were plenty of
gifts for all spouses. Please
bring in something suitable for a spouse gift.
Last year’s gifts included cutting boards, pens, ornaments, bottle
The date of the dinner is December 6th, 1999.
Hopefully this will not conflict with other holiday parties and plans.
Important: Please pay at the November meeting and let Brent Richardson know how
many are coming.
to The Country Inn are as follows:
Traveling East Independence
Blvd. to Monroe:
Go to Sam Newell Rd. (Windsor Square Shopping on
left/Boston Market on right) and turn right.
Go to the second light (Matthews Street), and take a
Go two blocks, and the street will dead-end at Ames
Street. Turn right.
Go ½ block and The Country Inn is in an old blue house on
the left side of the street.
Colonial Williamsburg Road Trip
Colonial Williamsburg and Fine
Woodworking Magazine are offering a 3-day course beginning January 23, 2000,
entitled Working Wood in the 18th Century: Making Case Furniture.
I went to the first one of these sessions last year and it was very
good. I am planning to go to this
one also. People can contact me
for more information at 382-7435.
Web Site Links
promised long ago, following is a list of woodworking web sites that you can
go to. This list was provided
courtesy of our own CWA web site.
Catalog (Klingspor Abrasives) www.woodworkingshop.com
Center (CHC) www.hardwoodgroup.com
Woodshop (CWA member web site) www.martyswoodshop.com
(monthly magazine) www.finewoodworking.com
(woodworking tips and forum) www.wwforum.com
Products (pen & pencil supplies) www.hutproducts.com
Wood Magazine woodmagazine.com
Building Online www.buildingonline.com
Products Directory primusweb.com/forest/
(business cards) www.connect.net/hollovar/cardhome.htm
Shop Hobby Center www.hobbymall.com/wood.htm
AIFP - The Leader
in Lumber Products www.lumber.com/
Discount Books www.pacificrim.net/woodbooks
Wood -N- Crafts
Old Tool Page www.mcs.net/~brendler/oldtools/
The Electronic Neanderthal www.cs.cmu.edu/~alf/en/en.html
Bob Brown's W5 www.kiva.net/~rjbrown/w5/wood.html
Woodworking Page hornet.mmg.uci.edu/~hjm/woodworking.html
index (article list by volume) www.cs.rochester.edu/u/roche/rec.wood.misc/woodsmith.index
Chart from American Woodturner by Bruce Taylor
The Stanley Gage
and Preparation of Scrapers www.mcs.net/~brendler/oldtools/scraping/scraper.htm
Mr. Ron Davis
4250 Golf Acres Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
(contributing / sponsor)
Mr. Larry Hinshaw
3230L Piper Lane
Charlotte, NC 28208
(contributing / sponsor)
Mr. Robert Boland, Manager
4115 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28205
SHOP of Charlotte
Mr.Dale Wyatt, Manager
116M Freeland Lane
Charlotte, NC 28217
(contributing / sponsor – except power tools &
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).