December 2018 Newsletter

Hello All!

Our last meeting of 2018 was held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Klingspor store in Fletcher, NC, 270 Rutledge Rd Unit A, Fletcher, NC.  This meeting and demonstration was originally scheduled for September 15 but was rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence.

After a short business meeting , we discussed plans for holding a 1-day training class in the Asheville area in early 2019. There was a  good deal of interest in this activity. Jim Davis presented a live demonstration on Vacuum Pressing with a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages, system components, glues and substrates, cleanup and sources, and then we broke for lunch.  Afterwards, Jim finished the presentation, and a large amount of free veneer from longtime and faithful member Ted Lawshe  was distributed to members. Thanks to Ted for contributing all this veneer! We also had our customary Show & Tell  with lots of interesting pieces.  We had 16 folks in attendance, 5 of which were prospective new members. As always, we welcome any people interested in marquetry to attend our meetings.

Beth Woody has resigned as secretary/treasurer and Don Patterson has taken over the treasurer’s duties.  Scott Jacobs has become the club secretary. (See more about Scott on the Member Profile page.) Thanks to Beth for her many years of loyal service!!

The Marquetarians of the Carolinas had a booth at the Klingspor Woodworking Extravaganza in Hickory, NC on October 26 and 27. Many members participated demonstrating cutting marquetry and talking with the public about marquetry.  There was also a very nice display of the work of the members.  Our booth was well received by the public and we were kept busy demonstrating and answering questions.

We also had a table at the 1 year anniversary of the opening of the new Klingspor’s store in Cary, NC.  Scott Jacobs and Beth Woody demonstrated and talked with visitors about marquetry.

Several of our members entered items in competition at the NC State Fair in Raleigh this past October, with all who entered winning a ribbon.  We were represented in the “experienced” category (which is for those who have been doing marquetry for 5 years or more) with 4 entries and also in the “novice” category (for those who have been doing it less than 5 years) with 3 entries.  There were also entries by non-members of the club in the youth category.

Submitted by Beth Woody/Jim Davis