October 2013 News Letter

Dear Fellow Marquetarians,

Our last meeting was held September 21 at Sauers Veneer in Lexington.  We had 17 members and guests present.

Several things were discussed:

Ø  The national club is still looking for a vice president and a person to write the Question and Answer column in the quarterly publication.  If anyone is interested in either position or has questions, please contact Julie Russell (russellja@hotmail.com).

Ø  The Klingspor Woodworking show will be held October 18 and 19 in Hickory at the Hickory Convention Center.  If anyone can help with this, either with manning the booth, demonstrating, or providing one or more pictures for display, please contact Bonnie Richardson (urabus2000@aol.com).

Ø  The website for the group (carolinamarquetry.com) is still under construction and we would like to post information about each member who would like to have a part in this website.  Please send Fay or Bob Choban (choban@usucceed.com) two or three photos of your work to be posted on the website.  If you would like, you may include an artist bio including information about your involvement in marquetry, i.e. how long you have been cutting, whether you sell or not, whether you teach or not, etc.

Ø  The next meeting will be November 2 at Woodcraft at the Four Seasons Mall in Greensboro, NC  (directions below).  As usual, we will get underway at 10 am, with refreshments prior to the meeting.  Our program will be a discussion of things that have gone wrong with our pictures and how we corrected them or suggestions from the group how to correct them.  If you have any you would like to discuss, please bring them.  Visitors are always welcome.

For our program, Jim Sweet gave a talk on water in marquetry pictures and how to determine reflections in the water.  Some of the items discussed were how the angle of the sun affected the color and size of the reflection; reflections in still, disturbed, windblown water; and combinations of these.  This was very helpful since our club project is to do a picture with water and bring it to our March meeting, which will be held March 15 at the Folk Art Center in Asheville.  Let’s see how many pictures with water we can display at this meeting.

We had a number of items for show and tell.  Included in these were several reference books brought by Al Spicer for us to look at.  These were quite interesting and hopefully he will bring them again to a meeting next year.  Also included were several first pictures by new members.  All I can say about these is, we’ve got some excellent marquetarians in the making!  Keep up the good work!

Of course, the main event was SHOPPING!  And shop we did.  If anyone didn’t find lots of veneer to their liking (I know I sure did!), it was definitely their own fault.  Larry had an excellent selection of veneer, from the old standards to some very new and unusual items, for us to choose from.  A big Thank You! to Larry and Sauers Veneer for hosting this meeting.  We are already looking forward to next year.

DIRECTIONS to Woodcraft, Greensboro:  From Westbound

Take exit 212  I-40(BUSINESS) toward Bryan Boulevard.  Take exit 217/29 (Old 217-High Point Road/Koury Boulevard) toward Coliseum area.  Turn slight right onto Pinecroft Road.  Turn left on Koury Boulevard.  Turn right onto Four Seasons Town Center Street.  Woodcraft is on the right.

From Eastbound

Take I-40/85 (BUSINESS) (right at the split of I-40/85 and I-40/85 Business) to exit 217/29 (Old 217-High Point Road/Coliseum Area) on Koury Boulevard toward Convention Center Mall.  Turn right on Koury Boulevard   Turn left onto Four Seasons Town Center Street.  Woodcraft is on the right.  The address is 504 Four Seasons Town Center and the phone number is 336-235-0900

Let’s have a great turnout for this meeting.  Until then,

Happy Cutting!