November 9, this coming Saturday, is the S.C. State Museum's History Fest with this year's emphasis on Furniture. Fall Fest runs 10:00-4:00 but the museum is open until 6:00. They are expecting good attendance because it will be a pretty Saturday and admission is FREE. We have been invited to participate and James Brannock is coordinating. It should be an interesting exhibit and you should come! Here is an overview of the participants from the CWC:
Tom Haas will come in period dress and bring his giant workbench.
Paul League will bring some antique South Carolina Tools (labeled with bold labels) and a tool box with typical early tools in it.
Randy Burton will bring some hand planes and will be demonstrating them.
Dan Marx will bring a small lathe. He will demo metal spinning and pen turning.
Ed Devaney will demonstrate hand-cut dovetails.
James Brannock will assist with the tour of the Furniture Gallery at 2:30 & bring examples of hand-cut dovetails, machine-made dovetails and Knapp Joints (scallop and pins).
Our next meeting of CWC is Tuesday, November 12th, 6:30 at Mann Tool & Supply. Our speaker this meeting will be Tom Hoult from West Columbia and his topic will be The Use of Aniline Dyes in Woodworking. He's going to both talk about and demonstrate their use including how they differ from stains. He concentrates on turning but his coloring techniques are spectacular. You can preview some of his work at https://www.facebook.com/tomsturningstudio/. At the Woodworking Booth at the SC State Fair you might have seen him demonstrating more decorative painting techniques and challenging fair-doers to top races.
Tool Time will feature David Pietras.
James Brannock will report on the S.C. State Museum event (see below)
Membership Cards will be distributed at the November meeting for all who have paid their dues! - Bring a $50.00 check for this year's dues if you missed it. Also remember to bring any raffle donations and your $5 to participate in the raffle!