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Happy New Year!

Our January 2017 meeting will be held on 21 January at 9am.  As always please arrive early to check out the Show and Tell table and socialize.  Mike Cruz will be discussing various design and form elements and considerations.  This is a vital topic as every turning is unique in it’s own way so you might as well have some proven themes to start with.

This month’s challenge is to embellish a turning as demonstrated at the November meeting. 

The following dates are for upcoming skills nights:

  •   26 January
  •   23 February
  •   23 March
  •   20 April
  •   25 May

Looking ahead, here are our upcoming meeting events:

  • February 18   Presenter: Mike Frazier and Tony Demasi-Considerations for woodturning as a business            Challenge: Turn an item with elegant form
  • March 18  Part 1 Tips, Tricks, and Techniques, Part 2 AVW Auction                         Challenge: An item that you would consider selling
  • April 15 (workshop to 6pm) Presenter: Harvey Meyer- Basket illusion                Challenge: Turn an item that is “tricky”
  • May 20 Presenter:Tentative: Hands on workshop                                                                      Challenge: Turn an item with an “Illusion”

Apple Valley Woodturners is located in Winchester, VA, we are the Shenandoah Valley Area group that meets regularly to share our enthusiasm about all things related to woodturning by helping each other and demonstrating turning methods.

We normally gather on the third Saturday of the month at McFarland’s Mill in Winchester VA about 8:30 am to have social time with others and the meeting begins with Show and Tell and a raffle at 9:00 am.  the address is:  587 Round Hill Road, Winchester, VA (540) 667-2272.   You can look up directions to find McFarlands here.  Also, please check out their website at mcfarlandsmill.com and visit Stephanie at their Rockler store for all of your woodworking needs.

We would like to encourage you to visit VA WOODTURNERS INC, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting woodturning throughout Virginia.