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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

Website Updates!!

Many updates have recently been made to the Marquetarians of the Carolinas website! We are planning more changes for 2019, which includes migrating to a new server. This will give us much more flexibility, and allow us to add our pattern library to the website, in addition to enhanced graphics and other improvements! Please contact Jim Davis if you have comments or suggestions.

Here is a summary of changes:

  • Changed member profile – Scott Jacobs
  • Updated Chairman’s Report
  • Added Tip of the Month
  • Revised Events page, meeting schedule, added new events
  • Added Klingspor’s 2018 Extravaganza page with photos
  • Added State Fair page with photos
  • Added November newsletter

Check it out!!

May 2018 Newsletter

May 2018 Newsletter

Hello All!

Our first meeting of the year was held March 31 at the Folk Art Center in Asheville.  We had an outstanding meeting with 24 members and guests present.  We had several new members join – WELCOME!  And there was lots of news and discussions.  We had 16 items for show and tell, one of which was Scott Jacobs showing a very large work in progress, which is a woodland scene for a chest.  He made this using a manual saw.  He showed us how he made it in more than one piece and then put them together.  See photos on Show & Tell page.

Jim Sockwell demonstrated how he does pad cutting.  He made it look so easy!  See Jim’s Member Profile page.

Another demonstration was a slide show presented by Jim and Joy Davis.  On a recent trip to Europe, they visited several museums that had exquisite samples of marquetry.  They took some exceptional pictures and had many of us spellbound with the show.  Many thanks for sharing with us.

We had lots of business to discuss.  See the Events page for the meeting dates and places for 2018. We will have a booth at the Klingspor Expo in Hickory in October.  Please mark your calendar and make plans to come man the booth and either demonstrate or just talk to the people about marquetry.  Charlie Brown will have more details and a sign-up sheet at a later date. Bylaws for the club were presented and accepted at the Asheville meeting.  These can soon be viewed on our website.  Our website is still in the process of revision – many thanks to Jim Davis for his hard work in this area.  Please let him know your thoughts, suggestions, and most especially compliments!

After 20+ years, Beth Woody has resigned as Treasurer.  Our new Treasurer is Don Patterson, 1714 Ramhurst Drive, Clemmons, NC  27012, 910-964-5215,  Dues are still $15 per year and are now payable.  Checks may be made to Marquetarians of the Carolinas and can be sent to Bonnie Richardson, 2541 Hawkins Road, Germanton, NC 27019.  Bonnie is maintaining our roster.

The American Marquetry Society is planning a show in Colorado later this year.  More details will be forthcoming as we receive them. For the past several years, we have been well represented with entries in the Hobby and Crafts area at the NC State Fair.  The digital catalog for competitions will be on-line around July 1.  Beth Woody will have details and paper entry forms at the July meeting.  Please consider entering these competitions.  There are categories for beginners and for more advanced marquetarians, so all skill levels are represented and you will be competing against similar experience levels.

Our club brochure has been a rousing success, necessitating a second printing.  For those of you who have not seen it, copies will be available at the June meeting.  The brochures are on display at a number of woodworking stores around the state.  If you know of some place where we should be represented, please contact Charlie Brown ( or Jim Davis (

Submitted by Beth Woody

New Information!

Check out the new Resources page, Member Profile, updated Events page, and other improvements to our website!! Also, our chapter Bylaws have been added to the “About Us” page…

Website Updates

  • Revised article on “Photographing Marquetry”, added color photos.
  • Added new member profile.
  • Revised “What Is Marquetry” page.
  • Revised membership page to reflect new treasurer’s address.
  • Added 2018 – 2019 Officers list to “About Us” page.
  • Updated AMS Chairman’s Report.

Website Updates

  • Added newsletters, event & meeting schedule, members gallery.
  • Updated logo to color.
  • Revised menu structure.
  • Added “About Us” page with history page (in progress), membership page with form, member benefits, & contact pages.
  • Added “Marketplace” page, Tools & Materials and Member Artwork pages plus content.
  • Added “Members” page with “Member Profile” ,  “Tips & Techniques”, and Meeting Demos/Show & Tell” pages, added content to all.
  • Revised Home page slideshow.
  • Added BOD Chairman’s Report page.

2018 Meeting Schedule

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held March 31, 2018 at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, NC. Anyone with an interest in marquetry is welcome to attend!

As always, our meeting will get underway at 10 am with refreshments available prior to the meeting.  We will begin with our business meeting and a show and tell portion, break for lunch, and then return for the program.  Let’s all bring something to show what we’ve been working on over the winter!

Directions:  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.

2018 Meeting Schedule

Date Location Topic Presenter
3/31/2018 Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC Pad Cutting, European Marquetry Visits Jim Sockwell / Jim Davis
6/23/2018 Herzog Veneers, Highpoint, NC  TBA TBA
7/21/2018 Sauers Veneer, Lexington, NC  TBA TBA
9/15/2018 Beth’s Shop, Hillsborough, NC  TBA TBA
October ? Klingspor Expo, Hickory, NC Marquetry Booth Demos Members
11/10/2018 Klingspor Store, Winston-Salem  TBA TBA