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Southern Piedmont Woodturners Monthly Meeting & Demo - JAN 2019

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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.

January 15, 2019 Meeting Demonstrator:


SOUTHERN PIEDMONT WOODTURNERS Invites you to enjoy an evening with

Dennis Belcher

“Wood Cracks Me Up”


Please join us as Dennis demonstrates options on what to do when your bowl or other turned piece CRACKS!  OUCH!!!  We all have either experienced or will experience this type of designing opportunity. Dennis will explain and demonstrate how to work with and fix a crack, split or bark incursion in a piece being turned.

Dennis is requesting that members bring in a piece of your own work that is affected by a crack, split or bark incursion which will give him the opportunity to teach and demonstrate on our personal pieces.  Please look through your inventory, perhaps even in your wood burning pile to find a piece that needs a new life and bring with you.

There will be ample time for questions and answers.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

6:30pm with Social Hour 5:30pm

Refreshments available

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.