Letter of Appreciation.

Hi Everyone.. I wanted to share this lovely email that we received from a young turner and his father.

Hi to Hub City Turners,

My son Liam and I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thanks. Liam is in boy scouts, and is working to earn his Woodworking Merit badge. For the past couple of weeks, he’s been learning about all about it at the meetings, and he’s been doing a lot of research of his own here at home and he found your page http://newsite.hubcityturners.ca/resources/links. It’s been so helpful to him we wanted to reach out and thank you. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen him so invested in or excited about something. They’re making toolboxes this week and he’s going to give his to his grandpa as a birthday present.

When I told Liam I was going to email & thank you, he suggested (insisted) I let you know about another resource he found, “A Guide to Woodworking Projects” at https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-woodworking-tools-projects/ . He thought it could be a good addition to the resources on your page. I know he found it to be helpful, so hopefully you find some use for it too.

Thanks again and have a great week!:)
Brooke & Liam Gray

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HCT and Lee Valley Demo Day

Thanks to Gary von Kuster for taking these pictures and sending in the write up about the recent demo day at Lee Valley.

Several members showed up to demonstrate Lee Valley’s Rikon Variable Speed Lathe. Demonstrations ran from 11am to 4 pm. Paul, Mel, Duncan, Leo and Gary demonstrated turning different things on the lathe and talking to the public about turning and the activities of the Hub City Turners. The most popular as always was the  spin top turning my Mel. Several children went away with a free spin top after helping Mel color the turned spin top. Pens, bottle stoppers, candle sticks, peppermills and bowls were demonstrated. Lee Valley was very pleased and we are hopeful another event like this might be arranged for the fall.

 

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February 2018 meeting.

February 12th club meeting,

26 members came out to the February meeting, on a very cold night. Most of the business portion of the meeting was focused on our 2018 Symposium. Our Symposium has been listed on the AAW website, and will appear in the next two issues of American Woodturner. Our committee working on sponsorship, and vendor participation, presented several proposals. The club members voted to keep vendor participation costs low, to encourage participation.

Glen gave an update on the Matisho Memorial, coming up on the 17th and 18th of March. Let’s keep those dates open. Glen always puts on a great event in support of wood turning, and the support of the Cancer Society is a very worthy cause.

Gary von Kuster was our demo/presenter. Gary talked about his first feather pens, his ball turning, and processes he uses in acrylic casting. Many of Gary’s turnings feature very decorative feather pyrography, and he had several beautiful examples of his work, on display. A few pictures are attached.

Paul Schroeder
President – Hub City Turners

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