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View Poll Results: Would you attend a Houston Area meeting in September in Alvin, TX?
Yes 18 56.25%
No 5 15.63%
Maybe 9 28.13%
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:59 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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I will need to check my BBQ schedule first, I would like to meet you guys.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:19 AM   #22 (permalink)
 
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I sure wish someone would recommend an in-town Houston location instead of Manville, Alvin, and the like. I'm afraid I just can't afford the time and fuel costs right now to drive so far out of town. I can only imagine the members who live in Conroe and Spring (of which there are many) feel this way even more.

Now I do understand that the goal is to meet at someone's shop so demos can be enjoyed, but finding a place near the 610 loop or even inside the beltway would be one way to get a lot more people to the meetings.

I agree.
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:38 PM   #23 (permalink)
 
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Well Sorry that you will not be able to make but we have these meetings all over Houston and not just in the south, we just had a meeting in Cypress, TX the time before last.
So true. Cypress isn't Houston either.

I live in the Heights very near downtown and would be happy to host a meeting, although my "shop" is a bench in my garage and there's no AC. Whomever organizes these should just make a mental note to PM me when the weather cools off and we can have it here at my place and I'm betting a lot more people or different people will show up.

Now please don't read anything into my comment that wasn't intended—I'm really grateful that individual members are opening up their homes and shops to the area association members! I just wanted to say that my centrally located place is available anytime in the future, and if we work at it a little, we can probably find more centrally-located member's homes in which to meet.

While shop visits are fun, I see no reason that we can't meet at a restaurant some time as well, just to meet one another and show one another our pens.
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Well Sorry that you will not be able to make but we have these meetings all over Houston and not just in the south, we just had a meeting in Cypress, TX the time before last.
So true. Cypress isn't Houston either.

I live in the Heights very near downtown and would be happy to host a meeting, although my "shop" is a bench in my garage and there's no AC. Whomever organizes these should just make a mental note to PM me when the weather cools off and we can have it here at my place and I'm betting a lot more people or different people will show up.

Now please don't read anything into my comment that wasn't intended—I'm really grateful that individual members are opening up their homes and shops to the area association members! I just wanted to say that my centrally located place is available anytime in the future, and if we work at it a little, we can probably find more centrally-located member's homes in which to meet.

While shop visits are fun, I see no reason that we can't meet at a restaurant some time as well, just to meet one another and show one another our pens.
This is the GREATER HOUSTON AREA and thus encompasses all the way from Conroe to Galveston and Baytown to Katy and anyone else that would like to attend.
Anyone that would like to host a meeting or make arrangements at a public place (restaurant, Rockler, Wood Craft, lumber mill etc) is more than welcome to do so. It was the general consensus when we started these meeting that we meet every 3-4 months. This upcoming meeting was to have been at Rockler, but due to unforeseen circumstances it had to be canceled and Ramon volunteered to host it.
If anyone would like to make the arrangements for the next meeting, please contact me or Lee, KiltedGunn.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:52 AM   #25 (permalink)
 
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I will be there. As for demo. I would like to see how to cast with other objects, clear cast items such as snakeskin on tube, or colorfill laser engravings on wood or acrylics. Even a great explanation will help. I have proven that trial and error do not always work........probably just need more. See you there
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:35 PM   #26 (permalink)
 
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I know it has been mentioned before but I have not seen one yet, UI would like to see someone do a demo on photography. Maybe someone can get Jonathon (brooks803) to come to our meeting and show how he does such a great job at taking pictures.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:48 PM   #27 (permalink)
 
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I know it has been mentioned before but I have not seen one yet, UI would like to see someone do a demo on photography. Maybe someone can get Jonathon (brooks803) to come to our meeting and show how he does such a great job at taking pictures.
Well Jonathon is too far away but maybe somebody can try to talk to Doc (wizard) into coming to the meeting. He is here locally. He takes some very nice pictures.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:44 AM   #28 (permalink)
 
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I haven't made a pen since I moved as I don't have a shop set up as yet. I would like to come especially since I live in Alvin now. I can bring a lot of pen blanks and wood to sell (really cheap). It's going to be awhile before I get set up to turn pens again.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:56 PM   #29 (permalink)
 
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I will be there. As for demo. I would like to see how to cast with other objects, clear cast items such as snakeskin on tube, or colorfill laser engravings on wood or acrylics. Even a great explanation will help. I have proven that trial and error do not always work........probably just need more. See you there
I will be recovering from surgery for Sept 10 meeting. I can definitely demo this for the next meeting. We do laser engraving at The Pearland Mailbox Store. We will also give IAP Members special pricing.

Store phone number: 281-412-6245
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:28 AM   #30 (permalink)
 
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Ok, it looks like we will have it at my House. I will PM my address to all the people that replied on the poll.

So far I have the following people as a yes or maybe:
Yes
BRENDA WITTE
fireangels
HeartofaPen
itzapen
JeffT
KiltedGunn
Monty
mson
sam
stealth555
TRussell

Maybe
blake_l
C. Scott
fuzzyknutts
hjdiamond2
MesquiteMan
renowb
The Penguin
woodworkerdan
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