Monthly Meeting Demonstrations
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
6:30pm with Social Hour 5:30pm
Clearwater Artist Studios
223 Crowell Drive, NW, Concord, NC 28025
Enter via stairs to second floor on end near Kerr St.
Enjoy an evening with Our Member Bill Stricker
“Windsor style 3-legged stool”
The March demonstrator for SPW will be Bill Stricker, a Southern Piedmont Woodturner. Bill is a native of Kannapolis.. Bill's family settled in Cabarrus County in the early 1800's acquiring property in Mt. Pleasant and the Gibson Mill area of Concord. Bill became interested in making and repairing furniture in the early 1980's. This led to his interest in turning parts for his new and repaired furniture, as it became more difficult to find matching pieces for his repairs and his new Windsor chairs. As he acquired equipment and skills, he decided to seek out other turners, hoping to refine his abilities and to learn new skills and techniques. This led him to SPW about 2013.
Bill will be demonstrating how he turns and assembles a Windsor style 3-legged stool. He will take us step-by-step from choice of materials, design considerations, including historical insights, turning and construction techniques as well as finishing processes. The objective of his presentation is to provide new turners with a vision to help them grow as turners and to challenge experienced turners to try a new project which will provide an opportunity to refine specific skills and try a new way to put their turned pieces into a different context than what they might have done before.
For those involved, please bring in your maple piece for the Challenge from Ric Erkes (this is a fund raiser for our club)
Turner of the Month: Cindy Boehrns
Monthly Challenge: Tea light (any size > 4” wide)
Southern Piedmont Woodturners (SPW) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, educational Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) and is supported in part by a grant from the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, and the Cabarrus Arts Council.
This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.