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Old 11-07-2012, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I would like to start a local chapter of IAP in the Charlotte, NC area. If there are any pen turners looking for collaboration, sharing, tip and techniques in the Charlotte area please respond to this thread.

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Old 11-07-2012, 12:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I'm down in Fort Mill and usually go down to the Columbia meeting, however I'm up for a Charlotte area group as well.
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Great. If we can get a few more we can move this along. Thanks for responding and your interest.
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Before life got in the way, I, too, used to drive down to Columbia for their chapter meetings. I'd definitely be open to something closer to home, and believe there are a significant number of members in the greater Charlotte area that would probably be as well...
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I'm in Charlotte, and find Columbia just a little too far for a meeting, especially with school-age kids active in sports and scouting. A Charlotte area meeting would be better for me.
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If there were a Charlotte area meeting, I would be interested in coming, especially if it were held on the north side of Charlotte (towards Greensboro).

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I'm in the northern area up near Lake Norman. Yorkie is up here as well. We did a little mini get-together a while back. Only three of us, but it was fun. Would love to have a bigger group to met up with.

BTW, Eric it would be great to have you. I met you up at the Raleigh meeting several months back when I was up there for work.
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I would suggest a central location personally. Maybe contact the turners club and see if we can piggy back on them in some way since they have their meetings over near the airport. Otherwise a traveling meeting a various turners homes/shops for whomever is doing a presentation might be an easy way to get started.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
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I would suggest a central location personally. Maybe contact the turners club and see if we can piggy back on them in some way since they have their meetings over near the airport. Otherwise a traveling meeting a various turners homes/shops for whomever is doing a presentation might be an easy way to get started.
The four nearby clubs might be hard to piggy back on, given the times they meet -- weeknight meetings end around 9 or so, and the Hickory Saturday meetings end around 5 or so. Here's the four "local" clubs anyways:
  • The Charlotte Woodturners meet on the third Thursday of each month at Jackson Park Ministries in Charlotte.
  • The Southern Piedmont Woodturners meet on the third Tuesday of each month at the Davis Theater in Concord.
  • The NC Woodturners meet at Klingspors in Hickory on the second Saturday of each month.
  • The Piedmont Triad Woodturners meet on the second Tuesday of each month at the Leonard Recreation Center in Greensboro.
Woodcraft in Charlotte could be an option - everyone loves travelling on Independence to get there.

There's also Woodworking Machinery & Supplies in Belmont, but I don't know if they have a side room where a demo could be held or not. It's been several years since I've been there.

My garage....errrr....I mean shop.....ummmm....studio -- on a good day I'm lucky to find a path from my door to my lathe with how much crap I have crammed in there. Maybe we could have a "studio" cleaning party...... It might take several meetings before we could actually find enough space to turn anything.....
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I'm like you John ... my former garage is so full, it is not a fun place anymore. I will check with Woodcraft and I will raise this at Thursday night's (Nov 15) Charlotte Woodturner's meeting.
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