Feb 2014 News Letter

February 18, 2014

  Dear Fellow Marquetarians,

 Our November meeting was held at Woodcraft in Greensboro.  It was sparsely attended with only 6 members present, but we had a great meeting and those who were not there certainly missed out!  For the program, we had a round-table discussion of all sorts of topics, including type of glue used, and methods of gluing, pattern making, pattern transfer, framing, to name just a few.  We also discussed using a mix of veneer shavings and glue to texture pictures, using casting epoxy in fragmentation, and that ammonia turns oak grey.

 We had an excellent turn-out at the Hickory Show with 24 requests for information.  Each of those individuals is getting this newsletter by e-mail and we certainly hope that you can attend our meeting.

We discussed our 2014 meetings.  The first of these will be March 15 at the Folk Art Center in Asheville.  We will get underway at 10 am with refreshments.  Jim Davis will do the program on radial matches.  This is one that I think we all would be interested in seeing!  Also, our club show and tell project of a picture using water in some way is due.  It is your choice how much or how little water you use in the picture, but it should be central to the theme.  Let’s have lots of pictures and see how many different ways water can be portrayed.  Don’t be shy — if you’ve done more than one, bring more than one!  For those who are just beginning and may not have attempted doing water yet, please bring whatever you are working on.  We would love to see it.

 A possible schedule for other meetings in 2014 is:  May 10 at Al Spicer’s shop in Bessemer City; Herzog Veneer in High Point in July (date to be determined); Sauers Veneer in September, either the 13th or 20th (to be determined at the March meeting).  That leaves November to be planned, so be thinking about where we would like to have it and discuss it in March.

 In addition to setting dates and places for meeting at the March meeting, as you may know, Julie Russell is having some health problems that have necessitated her resignation as the National Chairman of the Board, Carolinas Chapter Board Member, and Vice President of the Carolinas Chapter.   John Robinson has agreed to perform any duties in the interim until a permanent replacement can be found.  Please be thinking about this and be prepared to discuss it at the March meeting.

 Along the same lines, Julie is looking to sell her Rockwell saw.  She said it has a 23+” throat, it is an industrial cast iron head on a stand.  It originally belonged to Pete Rose (one of our old time members), he converted it for marquetry.  I would like to sell it for $175.00.  If anyone is interested email me at:  russellja@hotmail.com or call me at: 704-474-4398.  I can bring it to the Asheville meeting in March. 

 If anyone else has any small items that they wish to sell or give away, please let Bonnie Richardson (urabus2000@aol.com) know so she can be prepared for this. 

 It is time for dues to be paid, and several members have already paid.  The dues are still $12 per year and may be sent to Beth Woody at 109 Elmer Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278 or paid at the March 15 meeting.  If you are mailing and paying by check, please make the check payable to Beth Woody, and she will send you an e-mail upon receipt of the check.

 Directions to the Folk Art Center:  From all directions:  Take I-40 to Exit 55.  Follow the signs to the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 382.

Until then, Happy Cutting!