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We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month @7:00 at:
1717 Washington Street,
Kansas City MO, 64108
MEETINGS and COVID-19:
The City of KCMO mask mandate for meetings is no longer in effect. You may still wear a mask if you like. We will also continue to Zoom the meeting to those members that don't feel comfortable at an in-person meeting or just can't attend the meeting in person. The Zoom details will be emailed to members the week before the meeting.
March 11th Regular Meeting. KC Woodturner member Phill Sykes is going to demonstrate greenwood turning. Most of us woodturners turn green wood because it is free. Phill will show us how to get the most out of our free green wood.
March11th Challenge: Make a tool handle of any style.
Please remember to pick up your 2024 KCWT Membership Card at any Woodturners regular meeting or any time the clubhouse is open (see Guild schedule). The metal card file box is beside the Guild membership card file box on the walnut counter at the clubhouse entry way. When you pay your 2024 dues, your new 2024 KCWT Membership Card will be in the metal card file box. Current membership cards give members 10% off non-electrical items at Woodcraft, Metro Hardwoods, Schutte Lumber, Rockler, Penn State, and Klingspor. This 10% off is a great member benefit. Many members use this benefit to pay for their dues many times over.
FUTURE MEETING DEMOS: At some future meeting, KC Woodturner Mike Thomas is going to demonstrate how to turn a police baton. Mike was approached by a Kansas City Kansas policeman about making him a baton to replace the one he lost. It turns out that the KC Woodturners might be turning batons for all the KCKPD graduating new recruits. Also, KC Woodturner Kevin Neelley will show how to use story boards for simplifying turning these batons.
Open Turning has started again on Wednesday and Thursday evenings 6:00pm to 9:00pm and on Saturday mornings 8:30am-noon. Three 110V lathes (Delta, Jet, and OneWay) and the two 220V Powermatic lathes are available on a first come first served basis. The Powermatic bandsaw is also ready to go. You can always drop by and talk about a project. Anthony Harris will be the shop Opener on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Electricians are still installing wiring and lighting. We will eventually have nine lathes. Watch this space for new information.
March 15 thru 17 Woodworking Show at the Hale Arena at the American Royal Center 1701 American Royal Ct. in KCMO.(Fri, Sat, Sun) Your club will have a lathe there for demonstrating woodturning and for talking about woodturning and our club. We have new business cards to give out and hope to get a few new members. We also will be helping at the pen turning tent sponsored by the charity Tunnels to Towers Foundation. If you can turn for us please volunteer.