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APR '19 Southern Piedmont Woodturners Monthly Meeting & Demo

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The Southern Piedmont Woodturners Association leases a large space here at ClearWater Artist Studios (Studio 122), and has about 65 local members. See their Artist Page on this site for images; and/or their own website for more info. The club meets every 3rd Tuesday evening and non-members are welcome to attend the first time for free.


Invites you to enjoy an evening with


“Tools, Tips and Tricks”


Please bring a friend and join us as Jim Duxbury, wood turner and inventor demonstrates and teaches “Tools, Tips and Tricks” for our April meeting.  Jim is the kind of guy who thinks, creates and turns “out of the box”.  Jim’s kaleidoscopes are a signature item, custom designed and the recipient of numerous awards.  Jim will share his insights into use of traditional tools, tips on how to get from point A to point B quickly, efficiently and effectively.  Finally, he will share “tricks” he has picked up, developed and adapted to help us become better turners.  Jim’s fascination with wood and wood grains, from the most exotic to the common native varieties, his ability to employ the wood lathe and to adapt tools, all lead to experiments of new and exciting ideas.  We will have time for questions and answers. 


Be Sure to Bring Your Challenge Project!!


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

6:30pm with Social Hour 5:30pm

Clearwater Artist Studios

223 Crowell Drive, NW, Concord, NC  28025

Enter via stairs to second floor on end near Kerr St.


Turner of the Month:  Steve Martin

Monthly Challenge:Muddler, Gavel, Mallet or Mortar and Pestle set

The Southern Piedmont Woodturners meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm.  We meet at our studio (#122) at Clearwater Artist Studios,  223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord, NC 28025.  Members begin to arrive around 5:30 pm and the program is usually finished by 9:00 pm. 

We usually have an "Instant Gallery" of members’ items they bring to demonstrate how previous demonstrators have influenced their work.  We also have a raffle of items to raise funds for the club. 

In addition to Clearwater Artist Studios, the SPW is associated with the Cabarrus County Arts Council (CCAC), the American Association of Woodturners (AAW), and the North Carolina Woodturners Association (NCWA).

To inquire about club activities, see the club website and find contact info there.  Or, you may always call the ClearWater Artist Studios Manager, Sarah Gay at 704-784-9535 who can help assess who best to talk to.

A typical monthly meeting with demonstrator showing a technique of interest.