2017 October Club Meeting (Not a Picnic!)

10-21-17 9:00 AM - 10-21-17 1:00 PM
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055, USA

NOTE:  The plans for an October Picnic have changed, as not everybody is scuba certified, and the facility is currently under water.

Instead, we will have our normal club meeting at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center, at the normal times and on the 21st of October, including show-and-tell and a raffle.

Related upcoming events

  • 12-16-17 9:00 AM - 12-16-17 12:00 PM

    At the club meeting in December, John Chatelain will be showing us how he turns his Rattlesnake Whistle.

    We will also do our annual Ornament Exchange.  Please bring one or more of your turned ornaments to change with your fellow turners.  A few key rules to keep in mind:

    • ONLY Jonathan Bartz should put on or remove an ornament from the Christmas tree - this is a precaution to ensure the safety of the ornaments from accidental damage.  Please honor this restriction.
    • You can bring multiple ornaments to exchange, but everybody will get to pick an ornament in round 1, before we move on to round 2+ for those who brought multiple.
    • Your name should visible be on the ornament somewhere.
    • You will get a number for each ornament you turn in.  Numbers will then be randomly drawn from a bag to pick the order of selection.  When your number is called, come up and pick out an ornament (remember to let Jonathan remove it from the tree for you).
  • 01-20-18 9:00 AM - 01-20-18 12:00 PM

    This January, John Schlobohm will be demonstrating how to do a resin casting for pens (same concept can be used for larger objects as well).  He'll go over the tools, techniques, materials, and process that he follows to create those amazing pens he brings in to Show-and-Tell on a regular basis.

  • 02-17-18 9:00 AM - 02-17-18 12:00 PM

    This February, our club meeting will feature Paul Judkins, owner of Chucks+, demonstrating how to properly disassemble, clean, and reassemble a scroll chuck for routine maintenance, to improve overall operations and safety.  This is a task many are intimidated to try, and Paul will help demystify the process.

  • 03-17-18 9:00 AM - 03-17-18 12:00 PM

    This March, GCWA welcomes the return of Kai Muenzer to Houston.  You will not want to miss this meeting, as Kai does some of the most interesting projects you'll run across, often requiring one or more specialty jigs to accomplisy.

    We are still working with Kai to determine which of his many unique projects he will be demonstrating for our benefit, so watch this space for more detail.