ETW Newsletter - April 2022
April showers bring May flowers is the old children’s rhyme. Some of us old children know we need the rain, but treasure instead mild sunny days with a light breeze and the shop doors open allowing us to see the gardens awakening again. I hope your Spring looks as hopeful as mine ....
ETW Newsletter - March 2022
Welcome to the beginning of Spring come the 20th of March. It can’t come soon enough for me. This piece was written in front of the fireplace while it sleets outside and the power is out. God sneezes and my lights go out. Go figure. Our meeting this month is on March 5th . TJC has Spring Break during our regular meeting time and the campus will not be available to us .....
ETW Newsletter - February 2022
Prez says: Hello Woodturners! Welcome to February! This is not only the month for Valentine’s Day, but is also the shortest month of the year. At one point, February was only 23 days long! February is also one of the most misspelled words in the English language ....
ETW Newsletter - January 2022
Prez says: Happy New Year Woodturners! Welcome to 2022.
Last year was a terrible year. Covid variants, inflation, insurrection, supply chain issues, gas
prices, lumber prices.
Last year was a great year. Grandbabies, and great grandbabies being born, in person meetings
resuming, being able to see friends and family again in person, being able to do some limited
travelling. For me, I still have my health (relatively) ....
ETW Newsletter - December 2021
Prez says: Happy Holidays Woodturners! The Season of Giving is upon us, and after the year we’ve had a little joy can go a long way. So, Let’s PARTY! The ETW Christmas Party is this Saturday, December 11 at our usual room at TJC. We are changing from our usual start time for this one event to 10 am. Sleep a bit later or just be that much more awake, but we are starting later than usual....
ETW Newsletter - November 2021
Prez says: Hello Woodturners!
November is half way over and the weather has been just perfect. These are the
kind of days (weather wise) that I live for. A sweatshirt in the morning outside with
my coffee and throwing the doors of the shop wide open in the afternoons. A
Happy Belated Veterans Day to those of our number who served, and an early
Happy Thanksgiving! ....
ETW Newsletter - October 2021
Prez says: Welcome to Fall Fellow Woodturners! First off, The October In-Person Meeting is on OCTOBER 23!! Due to scheduling issues with TJC, we were forced to move the meeting this month. Hopefully, this is a one-time occurrence (yeah, right) and we will get into a routine soon. It was great last month to see people in person at the meeting and the turn-out was actually a little better than I expected. Given who the second half demonstrator was last month it proves to me once again that not only are woodturners by and large a forgiving group but easily entertained as well. This month we have a visiting turner, Marion McDaniel who lives in the Dallas area. His demo will be on turning a nice size snowman including the finishing and decorating. Just in time for Christmas, this will come in handy. Speaking of Christmas, we need to get started on turning spinning tops for the Toys for Tots program. ....
First Meeting Back At TJC
Our first meeting back! Had a good time and the demos were great. We had 26 attending in person and 6 attending on Zoom. Thanks everyone for helping setup and break down the equipment. Can't wait to see everyone next month.
September Show & Tell
Prez says: We’re Back!!!
The meeting this month is live and in person at the TJC West Campus. The
meeting, Saturday September 11, starts at 9, the set-up for the meeting starts at
8 and may take us the entire hour just to remember how it’s supposed to look,
Open or Download the September Newsletter from the link below:
Show & Tell August 2021