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OCTOBER '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.

For October 2019 Demo /Monthly Meeting Program:


Invite you to enjoy an evening with



October’s demonstrator will be Joe Giannina from the Waxhaw Woodturning Club.  Joe will share how our late Ed Pfau motivated him to start making long stem goblets.  We will learn the proper selection of wood and why the longer the stem, the more important the selection is.   We will  learn how the use of a steady rest helps speed up the process and how to prevent the shaft from whipping while turnng.  Joe uses a 3/8” spindle gouge and a skew to turn most of the goblet.  He will also demonstrate the use of a forstner bit and a round carbide tool to hollow the cup.  Joe plans to even explain how to display the finished goblet without it falling over.  We will have the opportunity to see several of Joe’s goblets and hear his explanation of them.  There will be time for questions and answers.  

Tuesday, October 15, 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:  Bruce Lacy

Monthly Challenge:  Trivet or Coaster Set

(Minimum 2/set with at least 1 embellishment)

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.