June Meeting

TWA Social and Toys for Tots 2016 Kickoff 

Tuesday, June 21, 7:00 PM

Hosts: Fred Ford and Alex Knittel

Location: SearStone Retirement Community Center 

The center is located in Cary at the intersection of High House Road and Davis Drive. Detailed directions will be in the June Newsletter. A light buffet will be served courtesy of SearsStone. We will have some toys from past years on display and workshop hosts will be encouraged to bring in their plans and prototypes for 2016. The main agenda will be the presentation from members telling us about some of their favorite projects. I hope you will be able to pick up some good ideas for your future projects. TWA managed projects have not yet been set, but I hope to present ideas for this year’s efforts.

Submitted by Fred Ford 


June 4th - TWA June Shop Crawl

Many members have expressed an interest in continuing the tradition of a TWA Shop Crawl, visiting members' shops on a Saturday. Considerations in planning the event include selecting shops within a specific geographic area to minimize travel time, shops with different characteristics, and identifying willing hosts. The Program Committee has arranged  a June Shop Crawl for Saturday, June 4th. We will meet in the Klingspor parking lot at 9:30 AM and carpool to a circuit of 6 shops in North Raleigh, ending back at Klingspor about 3:30 PM.

The shops we will visit will include

  • Two backyard detached, multifunctional shop designs, both fully equipped, one with a loft, and another with an intercom system to the house
  • A basement shop with multiple functions including a wood turning area and a stained glass fabrication area, central dust collection, wood and supply storage
  • A second floor garage style shop featuring interesting reused/salvaged materials, a spray booth, equipment mobility, and storage options
  • An adapted crawl space shop showing effective use of available space with mobile stands for power tools
  • An attached garage shop with a Felder combination table saw, planer, jointer, mortiser, shaper. A central dust collection system, wood storage, and hand tool organization designs

Several of the hosts will have furniture pieces they have made available for viewing. It’s not woodworking, but one host has a 1920 American LaFrance fire engine to show us!

TWA members will be receiving an email with more detailed descriptions of the shops, the timeline for the Shop Crawl, and a map of the circuit/route we will follow.

Anyone who plans to attend, but did not sign up at the May meeting, please contact Roger Sanwald at rcsanwald@gmail.com  , or call 919-847-1260 and leave a message. We would like to have an idea of the number of attendees.



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