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post #1 of 7 Old 02-18-2009, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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visited my local club

Well after wanting to for the last few months I finally made it to my first meeting of the Lincoln Land Woodturners Club. It was really alot of fun and I can see why many of you reccomend finding a club to join. Lots of good information being shared and what seems like alot of really nice folks.

They had a guest turner from the St. Louis club and he demonstrated turning boxes. It truly was a good time and I even won a piece of walnut as a door prize.

I am going to sign up at the next meeting and also join the AAW. Looks like I truly falling off the ledge.

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jdixon You are lucky to find a club. There isn't anything like that here. If there was I would be a charter member. Cool stuff.

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I am a charter member and a mentor of the Show-Me Woodturners and a former member of the St.Louis woodturners. just didn't have the time for both clubs but your skills will improve faster in the club setting. if your not that far away from the St Louis Club, they are haveing Nick Cook demo March 28 in krikwood high school. ...Jeff

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Hey Jeff,

You may know the guest turner that came to our meeting. His name is Dave Endres. I believe he is the current president of the St. Louis club. He told us about the demo with Nick Cook. I kinda missed the details regarding the particulars. Do you know how much it costs and how you register for it? Thanks.

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Good deal John,
Didn't know you didn't already belong to a club. They are a lot of fun and a good source for constant new ideas. And in today's mixed-up, screwed-up world, getting together with a bunch of friendly guys for some doughnuts, coffee, and sawdust makes a lot of sense to me.
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Mike, It really was alot of fun and the guys there were very helpful. Secretary of the club was a hs history teacher of mine that I hadn't seen in 20 some years. The gentleman that hosted the meeting at his shop had his wife cut up cheese slices, crackers, and these little cheese puff ball things that were fantastic. Someone brought smoked salmon that was out of this world. They also had soda and beer! How do you beat that? I think I'm really going to enjoy attending and learning.

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Yes I do know of Dave seen his demo at the club meetings. the link below is St Louis woodturners newsletter at the bottom of their letter you will find all info you will need..but go there from time to time they have well know woodtruners come in about 2 or 3 times a year. i seen demos by Ray Key, Ben Phio, JoHannes Michelsen, just to name a few.. .Jeff

http://stlturners.org/Newsletters.50/Feb_2009.102.pdf




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